Biography:Paul Ernest

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Paul Ernest
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Scientific career
FieldsPhilosophy of mathematics, Mathematics education
InstitutionsExeter University
Doctoral advisorMoshé Machover

Paul Ernest is a contributor to the social constructivist philosophy of mathematics.


Paul Ernest is currently emeritus professor of the philosophy of mathematics educationhhh at Exeter University, UK. He is best known for his work on philosophical aspects of mathematics education and his contributions to developing a social constructivist philosophy of mathematics. He is currently working on the ethics of mathematics.


  • Ernest, Paul; Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics; Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, (1998) [1]
  • Ernest, Paul; The Philosophy of Mathematics Education; London: RoutledgeFalmer, (1991) [2]

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