Radical Constructivism in Communication Science

Constructivist Foundations 6 (1):51-57 (2010)
Abstract
Purpose: Describing how radical constructivism was introduced to communication science and analyzing why it has not yet become a mainstream endeavour. Situation: Before radical constructivism entered the relevant debates in communication sciences, moderate constructivist positions had already been developed. Problem: Radical constructivists’ argumentation has often been provocative and exaggerating in style, and extreme in its position. This has provoked harsh reactions within the mainstream scientific community. Several argumentative strategies have been used to degrade radical constructivist arguments and their relevance. Solution: Beyond such rhetorical devices, radical constructivism has become established within the field of communication science, although it has not become mainstream. One should probably not even wish to make radical constructivism a mainstream approach in case it loses its sceptical ability for second-order-observation
Keywords communication science  argumentative strategies  objections to radical constructivism  metatheory
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,195
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Radical Constructivism: Epistemology, Education and Dynamite.P. Slezak - 2010 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (1):102-111.
Against Constructivism.M. A. Boden - 2010 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (1):84-89.
Onwards and Upwards, Radical Constructivism. A Guest Commentary.P. Cariani - 2010 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (1):127-132.
Physics Develops Unaffected by Constructivism.Helmut Schwegler - 2001 - Foundations of Science 6 (4):241-253.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-11-20

Total downloads

22 ( #226,166 of 2,163,984 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #129,103 of 2,163,984 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums