ERIC Number: EJ867244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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Mathematics and Positive Sciences: A Reflection following Heidegger
Bagni, Giorgio T.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v73 n1 p75-85 Jan 2010
In this article, I make a case for the inputs that Martin Heidegger's theoretical perspective offers to current concerns about the nature of mathematics, its teaching and learning, and the problem of subjectivity. In particular, I consider Heidegger's notion of positive science and discuss both its applicability to mathematics and its importance to mathematics education. I argue that Heidegger's ontological position is consonant with some sociocultural approaches in mathematics education and that Heidegger's work can shed some light on the problem of knowing and being. Finally, I raise some questions concerning subjectivity and the link between language and mathematical objects.
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