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ERIC Number: EJ941786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Philosophy in Context: Reply to Trohler
Smith, Richard
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v39 n1 p20-27 Feb 2007
This paper responds to Trohler's charge that my paper "As if by Machinery: The levelling of educational research" takes Francis Bacon's vision of scientific research out of context. I distinguish four senses of "decontextualisation": as ignorance, as belief in "timeless truths", as comparison of contexts, and as genealogy. I argue that Trohler has a case against the first sense and aspects of the second, but that his argument against the last two makes philosophy and philosophical conversation impossible and his own case self-annulling.
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Language: English
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