Oxford Review of Education 42 (2):165–177 (2016)

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Simone Thornton
University of Queensland
Gilbert Burgh
University of Queensland
Abstract
Within the community of inquiry literature, the absence of the notion of genuine doubt is notable in spite of its pragmatic roots in the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce, for whom the notion was pivotal. We argue for the need to correct this oversight due to the educational significance of genuine doubt—a theoretical and experiential understanding of which can offer insight into the interrelated concepts of wonder, fallibilism, inquiry and prejudice. In order to detail these connections, we reinvigorate the ideas of Peirce by borrowing the language and concepts of Albert Camus, at the same time demonstrating their unlikely congruence. In particular, we argue for the necessity of genuine doubt along with the need for the presence of a diversity of prejudices as a starting point for genuine inquiry.
Keywords lucid education  Charles Sanders Peirce  John Dewey  Albert Camus  Community of Inquiry  prejudies  genuine doubt  lucidity
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