The Epistemology of Rational Constructivism

Mark Fedyk, Fei Xu

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Abstract

Rational constructivism is one of the leading theories in developmental psychology. But it is not a purely psychological theory: rational constructivism also makes a number of substantial epistemological claims about both the nature of human rationality and several normative principles that fall squarely into the ambit of epistemology. The aim of this paper is to clarify and defend both theses and several other epistemological claims, as they represent the essential epistemological dimensions of rational constructivism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-362
Number of pages20
JournalReview of Philosophy and Psychology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Psychological Theory
Developmental Psychology
Constructivism
Epistemological
Epistemology

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Philosophy

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The Epistemology of Rational Constructivism. / Fedyk, Mark; Xu, Fei.

In: Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 343-362.

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