Mathematics and positive sciences

On Friday, a new article by Giorgio T. Bagni was released from Educational Studies in Mathematics. The article is entitled Mathematics and positive sciences: a reflection following Heidegger. Bagni takes Heidegger‘s Being and Time as a starting point in an examination of Heidegger’s ideas about sciences in general and mathematics in particular. Here is the abstract of Bagni’s article:

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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2 Responses to Mathematics and positive sciences

  1. Dan M says:

    Interestingly, Heidegger's relevance is being discussed quite a bit these days – see this NYT article.

  2. Then primary Pataskala of any child is there house and his mother and then rest of other things. The Education means in it is an art and science whose learn any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual.

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