Perspectives on Mathematical Practices: Bringing Together Philosophy of Mathematics, Sociology of Mathematics, and Mathematics Education / Edition 1

Perspectives on Mathematical Practices: Bringing Together Philosophy of Mathematics, Sociology of Mathematics, and Mathematics Education / Edition 1

by Bart van Kerkhove, Jean Paul van Bendegem
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9048172608

ISBN-13: 9789048172603

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

In the eyes of the editors, this book will be considered a success if it can convince its readers of the following: that it is warranted to dream of a realistic and full-fledged theory of mathematical practices, in the plural. If such a theory is possible, it would mean that a number of presently existing fierce oppositions between philosophers, sociologists,

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In the eyes of the editors, this book will be considered a success if it can convince its readers of the following: that it is warranted to dream of a realistic and full-fledged theory of mathematical practices, in the plural. If such a theory is possible, it would mean that a number of presently existing fierce oppositions between philosophers, sociologists, educators, and other parties involved, are in fact illusory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048172603
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science Series, #5
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

How to Deal with Mathematical Practice?.- How and Why Mathematics is Unique as a Social Practice.- Mathematics As Objective Knowledge And As Human Practice.- The Comparison Of Mathematics With Narrative.- Theory of Mind, Social Science, and Mathematical Practice.- Taking Mathematical Practice Seriously.- Incommensurability In Mathematics.- Mathematical Progress As Increased Scope.- Proof in C17 Algebra.- The Informal Logic Of Mathematical Proof.- The Special Case of Mathematical Education.- Mathematicians’ Narratives About Mathematics.- Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.- Mathematical Practices In And Across School Contexts.- The Importance of a Journal for Mathematics Teachers.- On The Interdisciplinary Study of Mathematical Practice, with a Real Live Case Study.

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