Recent Papers

in preparation
Piaget's developmental epistemology. Cambridge University Press

-- major mistranslations in the English versions of Piaget's books and papers;
-- statements of his position in his untranslated French books and papers (circa one quarter of his total oeuvre);
-- substantive differences between Piaget's epistemology, developmental psychology, and philosophical epistemology;
-- insights in his account with significant implications for dominant positions in the human sciences, including education.
You are welcome to contact me about your interest in, or views about, any of these matters.

Knowledge in mind: Piaget's epistemology

In D.M.Carré, J. Valsiner, S. Hampl (eds.).Representing Development: pasts, presents and futures of transformative models
London: Routledge

Jean Piaget
In J. A. P. Cooper (ed.). Routledge Encyclopaedia of Educational Thinkers. London: Routledge.

Jean Piaget

Available online
Annotated Oxford Bibliographies

From facts to norms in scientific epistemology - can you get away with it?

Human Development, Letters to the Editor, March 25, 2013.

Piaget’s méthode critique and developmental epistemics

Colloque: Psychologies de l’enfant et du développement: innovation, impacts, influences
17-18 October 2012, UniMail FPSE Université de Genève.
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1. Commentary on Vygotsky
2. Essay on necessity
3. Reason
4. Piaget's final interview with Voyat in 1980

1, 2 and 3 are pre-print texts, 4 is a previously unpublished interview
Available online - click on this link
Four texts by Jean Piaget

Knowledge a priori - from Plato and Kant to Piaget

In Erna Nairz-Wirth (ed.). Aus der Bildungsgesichte lernen, pp. 135-147. Vienna: Erhard Löcker.
Available online - click on this link
Littérature secondaire II

Piaget: recent work
In Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw, (eds.). International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd edition, Vol. 5, pp. 218-224. Oxford: Elsevier.

chap 1: Jean Piaget: from boy to man
chap 1: Reading Piaget in English
chap 3: Piaget's developmental epistemology
chap 15: Piaget's pedagogy
The Cambridge Companion to Piaget

[co-edited with Ulrich Müller & Jeremy Carpendale]
New York: Cambridge University Press.

Wittgenstein's rule-following paradox: how to resolve it with lessons for psychology
New Ideas in Psychology, 27, 228-242.
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Wittgenstein's rule-following paradox

From Origins to Destinations on the Right Track
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 61-64.
Review of: Catherine Sophian. The Origins of Mathematical Knowledge in Childhood. Erlbaum, 2007.

Mathematical induction and its formation during childhood

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 669-670.

Reason has its own reasons
Human Development, 51, 148-152.
Review of: Philip Johnson-Laird. How We Reason.
Oxford University Press, 2006.

Logic and Rationality

British Journal of Educational Psychology (2007), 77, 246-248.
Review of: Robert Hanna. Logic and Rationality. MIT Press, 2006.

Chap 1: Norms in human development: introduction
Chap 5: Norms and normative facts in human development

Norms in human development
[co-edited with Jacques Vonèche]
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

New Ideas in Psychology, 24, 1-29.
Translation and commentary, Jean Piaget's "La Raison".
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Education for Thinking
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 76, 680-81.
Review of: Deanna Kuhn. Education for Thinking. Harvard University Press, 2005.

Conflict, contradiction, and contrarian
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 76, 678-79.
Review of: Larry Nucci. Conflict, contradiction, and contrarian elements in moral development and education. Erlbaum, 2005.

Developmental Psychology and Education

In B. Hopkins (ed.). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Arithmetic Concepts, Skills, and Reasoning
American Journal of Psychology, 118 (3), 489-96.
Review of: Arthur J. Baroody, and Ann Dowker. The Development of Arithmetic Concepts and Skills: constructing adaptive expertise. Erlbaum, 2003.

Studies in reflecting abstraction
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 75, 518-19.
Review of: Jean Piaget. Studies in reflecting abstraction. Psychology Press, 2001.

The Essential Child
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 75, 331-33.
Review of: Susan A Gelman. The Essential Child: origins of essentialism in everyday thought. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Acts of Judgement, not Epistemic Triangles

Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 27, 122-23

Developmental Epistemology and Education
In J. Carpendale & U. Müller (eds.). Social interaction and the development of knowledge. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Intentionality in conceptual change and constructivism
American Journal of Psychology (2004), 117, 283-93.
Review of: Gale M Sinatra and Paul R Pintrich. Intentional conceptual change. Erlbaum, 2003.

Education and mind in the knowledge age
British Journal of Educational Psychology, 74, 127-28.
Review of: Carl Bereiter. Education and mind in the knowledge age. Erlbaum, 2002.

Chap 9: From epistemology to psychology in the development of knowledge.
Reductionism and the development of knowledge

(co-edited with Terrance Brown)
Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Chap 1: Introduction
Chap 12: Conclusion
Development and Motivation: joint perspectives

(co-edited with Colin Rogers)
Leicester: British Psychological Society.
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Introduction to children's mathematical development and education
International Journal of Educational Research, 39, 643-650.

Children's reasoning by mathematical induction: causal facts and normative facts
International Journal of Educational Research, 39, 719-42.

Internality of mental representation: twenty questions for interactivism
Consciousness and Emotion, 4, 305-24.

Teaching reasoning in a constructivist epistemology
Educational and Child Psychology, 20, 31-50.
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Teaching reasoning in a constructivist epistemology

Reasoning by mathematical induction in children’s arithmetic

Oxford: Elsevier Pergamon Press.

Piaget's model
In U. Goswami (ed.) Blackwell handbook of childhood cognitive development. Oxford: Blackwell.

Jean Piaget 1968-1979
British Journal of Developmental Psychology (2002), 20, 152-54.
Review of: J-J Ducret. Jean Piaget 1968-1979: une décennie de recherches sur les mécanismes de construction cognitive. Genève, 2000.

Unity and modularity
British Journal of Educational Psychology (2002), 72, 300-03.
Review of: Andreas Demetriou & Smaragda Kazi. Unity and modularity in the mind and the self. Routledge, 2001.

Harré on Piaget's Sociological Studies
[with Wolfe Mays].
New Ideas in Psychology, 19, 221-36

Jean Piaget
In J. A. Palmer (ed.). 50 Modern thinkers on education: from Piaget to the
present. London: Routledge.

Commentary on Vygotsky's criticism

New Ideas in Psychology, 18, 241-59.
Translation/commentary with addendum: Jean Piaget "Commentaire sur les remarques critiques de Vygotski".