New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education

On Meaning and Mental Representation

A Pragmatic Approach

Authors: Roth, Wolff-Michael

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This book is about language in STEM research and about how it is thought about: as something that somehow refers to something else not directly accessible, often «meaning», «mental representation», or «conception». Using the analyses of real data and analyses of the way certain concepts are used in the scientifi c literature, such as “meaning,” this book reframes the discussion about «meaning», «mental representation», and «conceptions» consistent with the pragmatic approaches that we have become familiar with through the works of K. Marx, L. S. Vygotsky, M. M. Bakhtin, V. N. Vološinov, L. Wittgenstein, F. Mikhailov, R. Rorty, and J. Derrida, to name but a few. All of these scholars, in one or another way, articulate a critique of a view of language that has been developed in a metaphysical approach from Plato through Kant and modern constructivism; this view of language, which already for Wittgenstein was an outmoded view in the middle of the last century, continuous to be alive today and dominating the way language is thought about and theorized.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Frontispiece

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 1-1

  • Language «meaning», «mental representation», and «conceptions» in STEM research

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 3-20

  • «Meaning» in science education

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 21-38

  • Hunting the elusive tiger

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 39-68

  • «Meaning» and the subject

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 69-98

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Meaning and Mental Representation
Book Subtitle
A Pragmatic Approach
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-251-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-251-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 223
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