Experience And The Growth Of Understanding
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 08 December 2009
- Philosophy & Theory of Education
This volume examines some of the arguments that have been put forward over the years to explain the way in which understanding is acquired. The author looks firstly at the empricist thesis of genesis without structure, and secondly at the opposing theory, represented by Chomsky of structure without genesis. He considers that Piaget's account is flawed, however, by its biological model and by its failure to deal adequately with the problem of objectivity. The book provides a general understanding of the principles that make it possible, and the differences between the ways in which they work at different stages.