Learning From Our Mistakes would be an important addition to academic libraries that support graduate and undergraduate programs in education, psychology, and developmental psychology. Perkinson's analysis challenges the validity of induction as the way human beings learn, building a case instead for the trial-and-error approach.... Throughout the book--from the opening chapter, which traces the epistemological history of education, to the last chapter, which describes Perkinson's proposed theory--[students of educational philosophy will find] themselves challenged by Perkinson's refreshing views. The selected bibliography and the index are appropriate. Levels: upper-division undergraduate and graduate.

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