Faculty Book: Mark Zuss

Mark Zuss

The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity
(Springer, 2012)

The desire for knowledge is an abiding facet of human experience and cultural development. The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity, volume 20 of the Springer series Explorations of Educational Purpose, documents curiosity as a sociohistorical force initiating research across the disciplines and advocates for a critical, aesthetic engagement in everyday life. The book’s purpose is to examine the pedagogical grounds and questions that motivate research programs in the sciences, education, technoculture, and postwar social movements. It offers an historical critique of the usually unquestioned philosophical, political, and ethical grounds for educational, scientific, and social research. Turning to contemporary inquiry, Zuss considers the technosciences of genomics, artificial life, and astrobiology as extensions of a perennial desire to pursue and resist the limits of existing knowledge and representation. Mark Zuss (Assoc. Prof., Lehman) is on the doctoral faculty in urban education.

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Submitted on: OCT 25, 2011

Category: Faculty Books, Urban Education