Title

On the significance of 'World 3' for the depersonalization of inquiry and the democratization of education

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Learning for Democracy

Publication Date

6-1-2006

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

21

Last Page

29

Abstract

This article explores the practical significance of the notion of ‘World 3’ – a domain of abstract entities – for inquiry and education. First, it explains how ‘objectifying’ our thoughts and statements, viz. treating them as if they are objective, can help in inquiry to: promote impartiality towards ideas on the basis of their source and the manner in which they are presented; enable more effective communication; and encourage wider participation in debates. Second, the article examines how ‘objectification’ can be useful in group learning scenarios, insofar as these involve group inquiry.

Print ISSN

17434912

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2006 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Recommended Citation

Rowbottom, D. P. (2006). On the significance of 'World 3' for the depersonalization of inquiry and the democratization of education. Learning for Democracy, 2(2), 21-29.

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