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(2017) A companion to Wittgenstein on education, Dordrecht, Springer.

How scientific frameworks "frame parents"

Wittgenstein on the import of changing language-games

Luc Van den Berge

pp. 615-628

Wittgenstein has been used to develop ideas of initiation and education in the field of philosophy of education , especially drawing on his account of how children , as infants, become full-blown members of their language community. In order to further refine this Wittgensteinian concept of "initiation " I look into the liminality of certain propositions in a parenting manual that I believe to be exemplary of recent trends in parenting support . These propositions are on the threshold of becoming framework or methodological propositions . The idea of liminality draws on certain sections of Wittgenstein's On Certainty and Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics . It will prove to be helpful to get a deeper understanding of what might be the import of the propagation of new language games in the field of parenting support .

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DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3136-6_40

Full citation:

van den Berge, L. V. (2017)., How scientific frameworks "frame parents": Wittgenstein on the import of changing language-games, in M. A. Peters & J. Stickney (eds.), A companion to Wittgenstein on education, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 615-628.

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