Encyclopedia of educational philosophy and theory.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Peter Winch, Science Learning
As one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) has impacted a variety of scholarly disciplines, including education theory and research. Wittgenstein’s later works are often cited for their insights into a wide variety of philosophical topics, including meaning and understanding, rule following, the “inner” and “outer” realms of human activity, and certainty about knowledge. In contrast to the representationalist view of language expressed in his earlier work, these writings identify the meaning of an expression as its rule-governed use in language, inextricably tied to its use in our lives.
07 April 2016
Sherman-Heckler, Wendy, "Wittgensteinian Perspectives and Science Education Research" (2016). Administrators/Executives/Staff Scholarship. 6.