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Eight good questions for developmental epistemology and psychology

Smith, Leslie (1999) Eight good questions for developmental epistemology and psychology. New Ideas in Psychology, 17 (2). pp. 137-147. ISSN 0732-118X

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Abstract

My reply to eight good questions arising from commentary is an elaboration of my main argument that there are parallels in the epistemologies of Frege and Piaget and that these parallels have distinctive implications for developmental psychology. The eight questions are: (i) was Piaget really an epistemologist? (ii) is Piaget's epistemic subject psychological or epistemological? (iii) is Frege's non-modal logic consistent with Piaget's account of necessity? (iv) does Piaget's constructivism entail realism? (v) what is the relation between thinking and thought? (vi) is Frege's concept of mind too narrow? (vii) how are cause and reason related in the interpretation of thought? (viii) what is the status of an act of judgment in the interpretation of thought? These questions are productive: and can be developed. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: New Ideas in Psychology
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 20783
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2008 16:43
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20783

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