By Alberto Munari (auth.), Valerie L. Shulman, Lillian C. R. Restaino-Baumann, Loretta Butler (eds.)
Until lately, so much books and articles on Piaget's concept, no matter if laudatory or severe, have been written by way of psychologists or, extra hardly ever, epistemologists, who had had no direct touch with the examine that supplied the root for the theoretical constructs, nor with the continued paintings at the thought itself. those authors, who appeared into the idea, as a way to communicate, from the surface, frequently famous elements that have been much less obvious to these operating "inside" the idea and during this method raised a couple of vital questions. even if, simply because every one of these authors have been psychologists, they generally neglected the most thrust of Piaget's paintings, that's epistemological. Many complained a couple of hole among the speculation and the experimental information as mentioned. Such feedback could be justified, at the very least partly, if the speculation is taken to be a mental thought. yet Piaget himself consistently emphasised his epistemological orientation; with this in view, the method of the learn and its hyperlinks to the conceptual framework of the speculation look in a special guise. the price of a given technique is determined by its contribution to the idea for which it used to be designed. the distance among concept and scan that used to be usually criticized is, in reality, the distance among the mental and the epistemic subject.