Philosophy and Geography III: Philosophies of Place

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Dezember 1998



A growing literature testifies to the persistence of place as an incorrigible aspect of human experience, identity, and morality. Place is a common ground for thought and action, a community of experienced particulars that avoids solipsism and universalism. It draws us into the philosophy of the ordinary, into familiarity as a form of knowledge, into the wisdom of proximity. Each of these essays offers a philosophy of place, and reminds us that such philosophies ultimately decide how we make, use, and understand places, whether as accidents, instruments, or fields of care.


Chapter 1 Introduction, Andrew Light, Jonathan M. Smith, and David Roberts Part 2 I Place and Meaning Chapter 3 1. Finding Place: Spatiality, Locality, and Subjectivity Chapter 4 2. In Its Place: Site and Meaning in Richard Serra's Public Sculpture Chapter 5 3. Sites of Symbolic Density: A Relativistic Approach to Experienced Space Chapter 6 4. Transformations in the Myth of the Inner Valleys as a Zionist Space Part 7 II Place and Ethics Chapter 8 5. Democracy and Sense of Place Values in Environmental Policy Chapter 9 6. From the Inside Out: The Farm as Place Chapter 10 7. Commonplaces Part 11 III Changing Places: Political, Technological, and Economic Chapter 12 8. Space-Shaping Technologies and the Geographical Disembedding of Place Chapter 13 9. Can a Sense of Place Be Preserved? Chapter 14 10. New Meanings of Place: The Place of the Poor and the Loss of Place as a Center of Mediation Chapter 15 11. Something Wild? Deleuze and Guattari and the Impossibility of Wilderness Part 16 IV Afterword Chapter 17 12. Down to Earth: Persons in Place and Natural History Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 About the Editors and Contributors Chapter 20 Philosophy and Geography Style and Submission Guide


Andrew Light is assistant professor of philosophy and environmental studies at SUNY-Binghamton. Jonathan M. Smith is associate professor of geography at Texas A&M University.


an illuminating examination of many of the issues implicated by the notion of place and space... These articles serve to make this a fine introduction to the philosophy of place. -- Steve Wall, University of South Florida Philosophy in Review ...each contribution makes an interesting reading. Environmental Politics The articles are academically rigorous, and the arguments are presented in clear language... A solid and enjoyable introduction to the underlying and tectonic philosophical issues for those scientists working in environmental policy, conservation biology, or any ecology-centered field of study. -- M. C. E. Peterson,, University of Wisconsin Colleges CHOICE
EAN: 9780847690947
ISBN: 0847690946
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1998
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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