Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (11):1227-1233 (2015)

Abstract
This article takes ‘measurement’ as a will to determine or fix space and time, which allows for a comparison of ontological models of space and time from Western and Māori traditions. The spirit of ‘measurement’ is concomitantly one of fixing meaning, which is suggested as the essence of the growth of the scientific genre of language that has taken place alongside the growth of science itself, since the European Enlightenment. ‘Measurement’ and ‘metaphor’ are posited as an original binary for classifying thinking and language, updating classical educational models of thought by drawing on recent results in brain and cognitive science, and recognising that basic cognitive resources, such as logic and rationality, power all forms of thinking. The article suggests that the notion of ‘cultural worldview’ may involve different balances of left and right brain thinking, embedded in the discourses, lexicons and grammars of each language, and that Western domination of left brain thinking may be a useful viewpoint on the philosophical dead end of the West.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1080/00131857.2014.991494
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,316
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

Rationality.Bryan Wilson (ed.) - 1970 - Wiley-Blackwell.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Concept of Measurement-Precision.Paul Teller - 2013 - Synthese 190 (2):189-202.
The Problem of Foundations of Measurement.Luca Mari - 2005 - Measurement 38 (4):259-266.
Epistemology of Measurement.Luca Mari - 2003 - Measurement 34 (1):17-30.
Measurement, Models, and Uncertainty.Alessandro Giordani & Luca Mari - 2012 - IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 61 (8):2144 - 2152.
The Taxonomy, Model and Message Strategies of Social Behavior.Tsuen-ho Hsu & Kuei-Feng Chang - 2007 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 37 (3):279-294.
Objects of Metaphor.Samuel D. Guttenplan - 2005 - Oxford University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-09-03

Total views
9 ( #954,601 of 2,519,316 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #407,861 of 2,519,316 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes