Phenomenology, Science and Geography: Spatiality and the Human Sciences (Cambridge Human Geography)

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eBook Title: Phenomenology, Science and Geography: Spatiality and the Human Sciences (Cambridge Human Geography)
ISBN10: 0521265401
ISBN13: 978-0521265409
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (April 26, 1985)
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
Size ePub vers.: 1337 kb
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Rating: 3.5
Votes: 285
Pages: 224 pages

A work of outstanding originality and importance, which will become a cornerstone in the philosophy of geography, this book asks: What is human science? Is a truly human science of geography possible? What notions of spatiality adequately describe human spatial experience and behaviour? It sets out to answer these questions through a discussion of the nature of science in the human sciences, and, specifically, of the role of phenomenology in such inquiry. It criticises established understanding of phenomenology in these sciences, and demonstrates how they are integrally related to each other. The need for a reflective geography to accompany all empirical science is argued strongly. The discussion is organised into four parts: geography and traditional metaphysics; geography and phenomenology; phenomenology and the question of human science; and human science, worldhood and place. The author draws upon the works, of Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer and Kockelmans in particular.

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