Volume 15 · Number 1 · Pages 14–15
Mysticism and Constructivism with reference to Deconstruction and Contemporary Education

Jones Irwin

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Constructivism and Mystical Experience” by Hugh Gash. Abstract: I explore some of the respective affinities and tensions between constructivism and mysticism. Through particular reference to Derrida’s philosophy of deconstruction, I focus on selected themes raised by Gash’s critique through an alternative lens of interpretation.

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Irwin J. (2019) Mysticism and constructivism with reference to deconstruction and contemporary education. Constructivist Foundations 15(1): 14–15. https://constructivist.info/15/1/014

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