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Ciência & Educação (Bauru)

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Abstract

WESTPHAL, Murilo  and  PINHEIRO, Thais Cristine. Mario Bunge's epistemology and its contribution to science education. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.3, pp. 585-596. ISSN 1980-850X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132004000300019.

This paper aims to show part of Mario Bunge's epistemology, his attention to the crisis of science and with the advancement of relativist views like those of Kuhn and Feyerabend. It emphasizes the disagreement with their opinions and critique that Bunge develops to return to his main interest that of ontologic realismThis paper also shows that the use of this kind of epistemology in the science education is better than relativistic ones because of the students interests and the possiblity of change of their conceptions which is the principal aim of any form of education.

Keywords : Epistemology; Mario Bunge; Realism; Science Education.

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