Citation: Larvor , B 2010 , ' Authoritarian vs authoritative teaching : Polya and Lakatos ' . in G Hanna , H N Jahnke & H Pulte (eds) , Explanation and Proof in Mathematics : Philosophical and Educational Perspectives . Springer , pp. 71-83 .
How can a teacher be authoritative without being authoritarian? Throughout his adult life, Lakatos campaigned against authoritarian teaching on both scientific and political grounds, without always disentangling the two. [start of opening paragraph]
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