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2011-01-17
CALL FOR PAPERS
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291469-5812/homepage/News.html

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science and Science Education

CALL FOR PAPERS

The hermeneutic philosophy of science has the potential to change science education. Now that the "nature of science" is, at last, an accepted part of the science curriculum in many schools the philosophy of science is an issue of consequence for teachers. As the intellectual operations of the natural sciences embody indispensable elements of interpretation, science is effectively "hermeneutic". The hermeneutic philosophy of science, which owes much to Martin Heidegger, contrasts with positivist, analytic, constructivist, revolutionist, and pragmatic accounts of science. The phenomenological hermeneutic tradition develops and fragments in the work of Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur, Eger, Kockelmans, Kisiel, Toulmin, Heelan, and Babich. Concepts at issue include truth, reality, perception and experimentation.

This Call for Papers asks contributors to provide papers of between 3,000 and 6,000 words (including references) either directly discussing some aspect of the hermeneutics of science or of relevance to hermeneutic theory in education. This special issue of Educational Philosophy& Theory will be published in 2012.

Please signal your intentions as soon as possible to the Editor of the Special Issue at the email address below.
Send: Your proposed title, abstract, a select bibliography, and an indication of the number of words you propose.
Editor of the Special Issue:
Robert Shaw: robert.shaw@openpolytechnic.ac.nz
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

2011-01-28
CALL FOR PAPERS
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