Quantum Mechanics Faces Hegel

This paper emerged from two courses on epistemology that we gave to freshmen of the Computer Engineering Program of State University of Rio Grande do Sul, Campus of Guaíba, RS, Brazil, in 2016 and 2017. Abstract. From our reading of Hegel’s Science of Logic, we challenge the quantum mechanics common sense concepts of reality, observation, Read more about Quantum Mechanics Faces Hegel[…]

Mathematics education’s solidarity assimilation methodology

This paper was presented to Thematic Working Group 10 (Diversity and Mathematics Education: Social, Cultural and Political Challenges) at the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 11 – February 6-10, 2019), hosted by the Freudenthal Group, Utrecht. In the paper we introduce the solidarity assimilation methodology (SAM) under the Read more about Mathematics education’s solidarity assimilation methodology[…]

On integers

Games for integers – Games for integers PME95 More games for integers – MoreGamesforIntegers_PME98 On the epistemology of integers – Integers Recherches Abstract These papers, two in PME and one in Recherche en didactique des mathématiques, focus on the question why minus times minus make plus? Can we say that Freudenthal and Dienes were looking for explanations of Read more about On integers[…]

Neuron-Z, philosophy of the mind and symptom

Baldino, R. R. (2000). Neurone-Z, philosophy of mind and symptom. Proceedings of the Second International Mathematics Education and Society Conference, 143-157. The present version has undergone English revision: 191016 Neuron Z Phil of Mind Today, a desperate effort to find an accurate, precise, valid and reliable evaluation measurement relies on brain science research and hopes. Read more about Neuron-Z, philosophy of the mind and symptom[…]

The soft bigotry of residual cultural identity

This paper stemmed from an indication in MES discussion list. It was refused for publication and we can understand why. We will probably never find the time to rework it out and elicit its main idea: class struggle in discourse. You are invited to use it as you please. Truly The Cabraldinos 190606 The Soft Read more about The soft bigotry of residual cultural identity[…]

The social turn and its Big Enemy: a leap forward

This is the latest and perhaps the most important of our publication, since it articulates others, published during the last two decades. It is written as a dialogue between two characters, Mrs. Smith (or Mrs. Silva), a teacher who naïvely follows the directives of the so-called Social Turn movement, and an Orwell inspired entity, the Read more about The social turn and its Big Enemy: a leap forward[…]