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The Radical Constructivist Movement and Its Network Formations

Karl H. Müller

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Context: The main problem is the rather marginal status of radical constructivism within its core domains of brain research, cognition and learning. Problem: The basic goal is to provide a short history of radical constructivism and its institutionalization processes. Additionally, the article specifies critical conditions that should be met in order for radical constructivism to become a mainstream endeavor. Method: The main methods used are those of comparative historical research. Results: The main results lie in the specification of missing elements that have blocked radical constructivism becoming a mainstream endeavor. Implications: The paper might serve as a common reference for necessary steps to be taken over the following years in order to move radical constructivism out of its current weak position.

Key words: scientific institutionalization processes, network analysis, comparative history of science analysis, re-inventing radical constructivism, research programs, research traditions

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Müller K. H. (2010) The radical constructivist movement and its network formations. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 31–39. http://constructivist.info/6/1/031

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