A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought: Theories, by Pauline Couper

By Pauline Couper

This ism-busting textual content is an greatly available account of the main philosophical and theoretical principles that experience educated geographical learn. It makes summary rules specific and obviously connects it with genuine practices of geographical examine and data.

Written with aptitude and fervour, A Student's advent to Geographical Thought:

  • Explains the main rules: clinical realism, anti-realism and idealism / positivism / serious rationalism / Marxism and important realism/ social constructionism and feminism / phenomenology and post-phenomenology / postmodernism and post-structuralism / complexity / ethical philosophy.
  • Uses examples that deal with both physical geography and human geography.
  • Use a well-known and real-world instance - ‘the seashore’ - as an access element to simple questions of philosophy, returning to this to demonstrate and to provide an explanation for the hyperlinks among philosophy, idea, and method.

All chapters finish with summaries and resources of extra examining, a thesaurus explaining key words, workouts with commentaries, and internet assets of key articles from the journals Progress in Human Geography and Progress in actual Geography. A Student's creation to Geographical Thought is a totally obtainable scholar A-Z of idea and perform for either human and actual geography.

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