Volume 9 · Number 1 · Pages 17–19
Are Computers Digital? Should Constructivists Care?

Stefano Franchi

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Constructivism and Computation: Can Computer-Based Modeling Add to the Case for Constructivism?” by Manfred Füllsack. Upshot: While I do agree with Füllsack’s positive assessment of the use of computer simulations in advancing constructivism’s program, I am less convinced by the alleged opposition between computers and constructivism he builds up. In my opinion, his depiction of computers and computation is inaccurate in several respects. As a result, the alleged incompatibility with constructivism Füllsack objects to disappears, and his whole essay could then be construed as a classic straw man fallacy. This is unfortunate, because it could lead to an unwarranted dismissal of his positive contribution.

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Franchi S. (2013) Are computers digital? Should constructivists care? Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 17–19. http://constructivist.info/9/1/017

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