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The end of knowing a new developmental way of learning

Fred. Newman Lois Holzman 1946-

1997

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  • Title:
    The end of knowing a new developmental way of learning
  • Author: Fred. Newman
  • Lois Holzman 1946-
  • Description: Has knowledge reached its limits for the human race? Modernists and postmodernists argue that we cannot continue the relentless progress of science and technology without a loss of meaning in our lives.
    For centuries, knowledge has been thought to be the key to human progress of all kinds and has dominated Western culture. But what if knowing has now become an impediment to further human development? This text is concerned with the practical consideration of how to reconstruct our world when modernist ideas have been refuted and many social problems appear insoluble. The authors suggest that we should give up knowing in favour of "performed activity". They show how to reject the knowing paradigm in practice and present the many positive implications this has for social and educational policy. Over the past two decades, a postmodern critique of the modern conception of knowing and its institutionalized practice has emerged. To many, this is a dangerous threat to the tradition of liberal education, strengthened by recent prestigious voices from the physical and natural sciences. The book challenges even the postmodernists themselves, rejecting the reform of knowing for a totally new performatory form of life. They support their argument with a new reading of Lev Vygotsky and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (200p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-40820-0;ISBN 1-134-77830-9;ISBN 0-203-18193-X;ISBN 9786610408207
  • Subjects: Knowledge, Theory of -- History -- 20th century; Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century; Act (Philosophy); Postmodernism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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