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Chapter 1: Introduction
Modern Physics
Heidegger‟s conception of truth
Realism and physics
Ontological terminology
The hermeneutic philosophy of science
The argument of the thesis
Chapter 2: Truth is important in physics
Students and teachers shun truth (Nietzsche)
Physics teachers are evangelists (Rorty)
True propositions in physics education (Aquinas)
Truth in the philosophy of physics (Newton)
Reality as the truth that founds physics (Plato and Aristotle)
Students construct physics (Hirst)
Chapter 3: Heidegger’s theory of truth
Truth and beings
Dasein’s schema provides for truth
The beings of truth
Ready-to-hand beings (Zuhandenheit)
Presence-at-hand beings (Vorhandenheit)
Others like itself (Dasein)
Dasein’s existence with truth
Ontological understanding (Verstehen)
Ontological disposition (Befindlichkeit)
Ontological nomination (Rede)
For-the-sake-of-which cascades (Signification)
Chapter 4: Physics and physics education
Ontic disciplines and regional ontology
Teach the science of nature
Restrict reality
Force revelations
A proposal for an investigation
An existential analytic of the Dasein as method
Formal indication reveals phenomena
Ontological biography
Chapter 5: Newton dwells with truth
Truth in institutions (work)
Stumbling into abidance (discovery)
Colours (observation)
Mathematics (disclosures)
Chapter 6: Students dwell with truth
At the school gate (ontological transitions)
In the classroom (the beings of teaching)
The metre ruler (objects)
School physics (demonstrations)
Teachers and students (truth-beings)
Chapter 7: Discussion and conclusions
The involvements of truth
There are four ways to explicate truth in an existential analytic
Truth in discovery
Formations of Alētheia
Disclosure always involves correspondence
Disclosure and alternative theories of truth
The essence of modern physics
Physics requires a distinctive disclosure
The truth of physics appears in demonstrations
Ontic texts do not constitute physics
Institutions are not essential to physics
Physics education
Physics perpetuates itself when Dasein constitutes truth
Physics is a rare occurrence in the school laboratory
Students are equipment
The potential hidden within physics education
The ontological pedagogy of modern physics
The teacher
Physics is personal
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Truth and Physics Education- A Heideggerian Analysis

Truth and Physics Education- A Heideggerian Analysis

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