Mach’s position on humanities/sciences dichotomy regarding young people’s education is illustrated, stressing his ideas regarding the importance of mathematics teaching. According to the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (the centenary of whose death falls in 2016), studying science – in particular mathematics – proves to be fundamental in helping man to observe and understand the world around him and thus to act in an “economic” way; with this viewpoint, scientific education should be strongly pursued. There are in fact illuminating examples of application of Mach’s ideas in mathematics education of his time.

HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES ON MACH’S IDEAS FOR A HIGHER EDUCATION

ZUCCHERI, LUCIANA;ZUDINI, VERENA
2016

Abstract

Mach’s position on humanities/sciences dichotomy regarding young people’s education is illustrated, stressing his ideas regarding the importance of mathematics teaching. According to the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (the centenary of whose death falls in 2016), studying science – in particular mathematics – proves to be fundamental in helping man to observe and understand the world around him and thus to act in an “economic” way; with this viewpoint, scientific education should be strongly pursued. There are in fact illuminating examples of application of Mach’s ideas in mathematics education of his time.
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