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Jacob Bronowski and a post-metaphysical science for education


AARE-NZARE 2014 Speaking Back Through Research | Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) | Published : 2014


The claim that science education is better served by a conception of science that moves beyond metaphysical pre-suppositionsis moot without a plausible candidate for such a post- metaphysical rendering of science. This paper takes Jacob Bronowski’s philosophy of science as such a candidate and evaluates both the degree to which it is post-metaphysical and the extent to which itcan be applied to re-imagining science education. The evaluation of Bronowski’s ideas is undertaken within a philosophical framework that combines the related approaches to metaphysics of several contemporary philosophers. Specifically, the paper draws upon Bruno Latour’s framework for describing the dualistic attri..

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