The Geography Of Thought

The Geography Of Thought

Author by : Richard E. Nisbett
Language : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field. By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.


Geographical Thought

Geographical Thought

Author by : Lalita Rana
Language : en
Publisher by : Concept Publishing Company
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Geographical Thought A Contextual History Of Ideas

Geographical Thought A Contextual History Of Ideas

Author by : DIKSHIT, R. D
Language : en
Publisher by : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Description : The book charts out the history of Geographical Thought from early times to the present day in a single compact volume. Its main focus is on the modern period—beginning with Humboldt and Ritter—more specifically on conceptual developments since the Second World War. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION The second edition is thoroughly revised and incorporates five new chapters dealing with:  Nature, Method, Basic Ideas and Conceptual Structure of Geography  The Problem of Dualities and How it was Resolved  Nature and Role of Geography as a Social Science—Geographical vs. Sociological Imagination  Time vis-à-vis Space—The Pattern-Process Perspective in Geographic Research  New Directions in the Twenty-First Century Human Geography TARGET AUDIENCE • BA/B.Sc. (Hons.) Geography • BA/B.Sc. (General) Geography • MA/M.Sc. Geography • Aspirants of Civil Services


Evolution Of Geographical Thought

Evolution Of Geographical Thought

Author by : Majid Husain
Language : en
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Description : This book covers a wide canvas of the story of geographical thoughts, ideas, and knowledge, from the early Greek period to modern contemporary geography. Presenting an introduction to the philosophy, history, and methodology of geography, the book maps the intellectual changes in the discipline over the years. To keep students abreast with the recent trends in geography, along with its methodological problems, the book has been updated and revised, making it a comprehensive textbook on geographical thought. The main objective of the sixth edition is to incorporate a number of relevant new topics and concepts which will expand the geographical base of interested students about the philosophy and methodology of geography. The book is presented in a larger format with improved maps and illustrations. A new chapter introduces students to a contemporary sub-discipline of Feminist Geography. Also included is a comprehensive list of biographic notes on selected geographers. [Subject: Geography]


Modern Geographical Thought

Modern Geographical Thought

Author by : Richard Peet
Language : en
Publisher by : Wiley-Blackwell
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Description : Richard Peet looks in detail at the main trends in human geographic thought over the last thirty years, relating these to broader themes in philosophy and social theory. Beginning with existential phenomenology and humanistic geography, the book covers Marxism and radical geography, structuralism, structuration theory, realism, locality studies, various streams of poststructuralism and postmodernism, and feminism. Each chapter examines a few theories in depth, concentrating on the major works and the nature of their contribution. Many of the ideas covered are dense and complex, but the reader is drawn gradually into the text through notions understandable to students. After spending time with this book the reader should be able to tackle virtually any philosophical theme in contemporary geographic thought. The book will be central to courses in geographical thought and the history of geographical thought, and as part of virtually all courses in human geography whcih entail philosophy and theory.


Spaces Of Geographical Thought

Spaces Of Geographical Thought

Author by : Paul Cloke
Language : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Spaces of Geographical Thought examines key ideas – like space and place - which inform the geographic imagination. The text explains the significance of these binaries in the constitution of geographic thought and shows how many of these binaries have been interrogated and reimagined in more recent geographical thinking. A consideration of these binaries will define the concepts and situate students in the most current geographical arguments and debates. The text will be required reading for all modules on the philosophy of geography and on geographical theory.


Philosophy In The American West

Philosophy In The American West

Author by : Josh Hayes
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Philosophy in the American West explores what it means to think philosophically in, and from, "the West". The chapters explore the physical, ecological, cultural, and narrative environments associated with the western United States, reflecting on the relationship between people and the places that sustain them. That there might be something significant about the west has long been recognized. From Cráevecoeur's early observations in Letters from an American Farmer (1782), to Thoreau's reflections in Walden (1854), to twentieth-century reflections on the legacy of a vanishing frontier, "the West" has played a pivotal role in the American narrative and in the American sense of self. But while the nature of "westernness" has been touched on by historians, sociologists, and, especially, novelists and poets, this collection represents the first attempt to think philosophically about the nature of the west and its influence on us. The contributors take up thinkers which have been associated with Continental Philosophy and pair them with writers, poets, and artists of the west. And while this collection seeks to loosen the cords that tie philosophy to Europe, the traditions of "continental" philosophy-phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and others-offer particularly deep resources for thinking through the particularity of place. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy, as well as those working in Ecocriticism and the Envrionmental Humanities more broadly"--


The Geography Of The Imagination

The Geography Of The Imagination

Author by : Guy Davenport
Language : en
Publisher by : David R. Godine Publisher
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Description : Before the internet, Google, and hyperlinks, Guy Davenport was the original polymath, perhaps the last great American polymath, who provided the links between art and literature, music and sculpture, modernist poets and classic philosophers, the past and present. And pretty much everything in between. Not only has he seemingly read (and often translated from the original languages) everything in print, he also has the ability, expressed with unalloyed enthusiasm, to make the connections, to see how cultural synapses make, define, and reflect our civilization. He serves as our guide through the jungles of history and literature, pointing out the values and avenues of thought that have shaped our ideas and our thinking.


Mindware

Mindware

Author by : Richard E. Nisbett
Language : en
Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Description : "The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book Review Scientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more effectively about our behavior and our world. Surprisingly, despite their utility, many of these tools remain unknown to most of us. In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard E. Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail. Nisbett has made a distinguished career of studying and teaching such powerful problem-solving concepts as the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, sunk costs and opportunity costs, and causation and correlation, probing the best methods for teaching others how to use them effectively in their daily lives. In this groundbreaking book, Nisbett shows us how to frame common problems in such a way that these scientific and statistical principles can be applied to them. The result is an enlightening and practical guide to the most essential tools of reasoning ever developed-tools that can easily be used to make better professional, business, and personal decisions.


Geographical Thought Of Dr B R Ambedkar

Geographical Thought Of Dr B R Ambedkar

Author by : Deepak Mahadeo Rao Wankhede
Language : en
Publisher by : Gautam Book Center
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Geographic Thought

Geographic Thought

Author by : Tim Cresswell
Language : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography. Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory Presents theories in an accessible manner through the author's engaging writing style Examines the influence of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impact of feminism, and myriad other important bodies of thought Stresses the importance of geographic thought and its relevance to our understanding of what it is to be human, and to the people, places, and cultures of the world in which we live


A Student S Introduction To Geographical Thought

A Student S Introduction To Geographical Thought

Author by : Pauline Couper
Language : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This ism-busting text is an enormously accessible account of the key philosophical and theoretical ideas that have informed geographical research. It makes abstract ideas explicit and clearly connects it with real practices of geographical research and knowledge. Written with flair and passion, A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought: Explains the key ideas: scientific realism, anti-realism and idealism / positivism / critical rationalism / Marxism and critical realism/ social constructionism and feminism / phenomenology and post-phenomenology / postmodernism and post-structuralism / complexity / moral philosophy. Uses examples that address both physical geography and human geography. Use a familiar and real-world example - ‘the beach’ - as an entry point to basic questions of philosophy, returning to this to illustrate and to explain the links between philosophy, theory, and methodology. All chapters end with summaries and sources of further reading, a glossary explaining key terms, exercises with commentaries, and web resources of key articles from the journals Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography. A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought is a completely accessible student A-Z of theory and practice for both human and physical geography.


Geographical Thought

Geographical Thought

Author by : R. D. DIKSHIT
Language : en
Publisher by : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Description : This book charts out the history of geographical thought from the early times to the present in a single compact volume. With the focus on the modern period beginning with Humboldt and Ritter, specific emphasis is given in presenting developments over the past half century. The different conceptual/methodological changes in the post-1945 period (including quantitative, behavioural, humanistic and social relevance revolutions), and the current change over to post-modern perspectives are thoroughly dealt with.


Themes In Geographic Thought Routledge Revivals

Themes In Geographic Thought Routledge Revivals

Author by : Milton E. Harvey
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Themes in Geographic Thought, first published in 1981, explores in breadth and depth the interrelationships among the history of Geography, geographic thought, and methodology, specifically focusing on the interactions between geographical research and various contemporary philosophical schools: positivism, pragmatism, functionalism, phenomenology, existentialism, idealism, realism and Marxism. An attempt is made to synthesise Geography’s historically rich tradition with the current diversity in approaches to the discipline, based on the belief that ‘geographic thought’, at any point in time, is a manifestation of the mutual influence between the prevailing philosophical viewpoints and the major methodological approaches in vogue. Each chapter presents an overview of the concrete ideas of a particular school of philosophy and stresses its relevance and impact on various aspects of Geography.


A Source Book In Geography

A Source Book In Geography

Author by : George Kish
Language : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : This remarkable volume presents a panorama of geographical writings from Hesiod to Humboldt, from the beginnings of geographical thought in the Western world to the emergence of topical specialization. It includes a wealth of material from non-Western sources, particularly Moslem and Chinese, that has not been collected before. The selections are arranged chronologically, and contain geographical theory, descriptions of terrestrial phenomena by early observers, and excerpts from major voyages of discovery. Some are obvious classics: Socrates on the nature of the Earth, Ezekiel's description of the commerce of Tyre, Columbus' first glimpse of the West Indies, Buffon on the history of the Earth, and Kant's geographical lectures. Yet more commonly, Mr. Kish provides a sense of the discovery with such finds as the ambassador's report to the Caliph of Baghdad on the lands and customs of the Norsemen, the study of the Tartar Empire by John of Monte Corvino, Archbishop of Peking, and Jefferson's private memo to Alexander von Humboldt seeking information on the American West. Each section is highlighted by a brief but engagingly written introduction by the editor. Throughout, the unique cultural and professional perspective of George Kish is very much in evidence.


Geographic Thought

Geographic Thought

Author by : George Henderson
Language : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Without social movements and wider struggles for progressive social change, the field of Geography would lack much of its contemporary relevance and vibrancy. Moreover, these struggles and the geographical scholarship that engages with them have changed the philosophical underpinnings of the discipline and have inflected the quest for geographical knowledge with a sense not only of urgency but also hope. This reader, intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in Geographic Thought, is at once an analysis of Geography's theoretical and practical concerns and an encounter with grounded political struggles. This reader offers a fresh approach to learning about Geographic Thought by showing, through concrete examples and detailed editorial essays, how the discipline has been forever altered by the rise of progressive social struggles. Structured to aid student understanding, the anthology presents substantive main and part introductory essays and features more than two dozen unabridged published works by leading scholars that emphatically articulate geographic thought to progressive social change. Each section is introduced with an explanation of how the following pieces fit into the broader context of geographic work amidst the socially progressive struggles that have altered social relations in various parts of the world over the last half-century or so. Doubly, it places this work in the context of the larger goals of social struggles to frame or reframe rights, justice, and ethics. Geographic Thought provides readers with insights into the encounters between scholarship and practice and aims to prompt debates over how social and geographical knowledges arise from the context of social struggles and how these knowledges might be redirected at those contexts in constructive, evaluative ways. The reader is unique not only in knowing Geographic Thought through its progressive political attachments, instead of through a series of abstract "isms", but in gathering together salient works by geographers as well as scholars in cognate fields, such as Nancy Fraser, Chantal Mouffe, Iris Marion Young, and Jack Kloppenberg, whose own engagements have proved lasting and influential. For researchers and students interested in the connections between theoretically informed work and the possibilities for bettering people's everyday lives, this book provides an innovative and compelling argument for why Geographic Thought is valuable and necessary.


The Geography Of Genius

The Geography Of Genius

Author by : Eric Weiner
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled into one” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A “superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating” (The Washington Post), he explores the history of places like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With his trademark insightful humor, this “big-hearted humanist” (The Wall Street Journal) walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?” “Fun and thought provoking” (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and “offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive” (Adam Grant, author of Originals).


Geographical Thought

Geographical Thought

Author by : Anoop Nayak
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Geographical Thought provides a clear and accessible introduction to the key ideas and figures in human geography. The book provides an essential introduction to the theories that have shaped the study of societies and space. Opening with an exploration of the founding concepts of human geography in the nineteenth century academy, the authors examine the range of theoretical perspectives that have emerged within human geography over the last century from feminist and marxist scholarship, through to post-colonial and non-representational theories. Each chapter contains insightful lines of argument that encourage readers towards independent thinking and critical evaluation. Supporting materials include a glossary, visual images, further reading suggestions and dialogue boxes.


The Geography Of Risk

The Geography Of Risk

Author by : Gilbert M. Gaul
Language : en
Publisher by : Sarah Crichton Books
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Description : This century has seen the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history—but who bears the brunt of these monster storms? Consider this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005: Katrina ($160 billion), Ike ($40 billion), Sandy ($72 billion), Harvey ($125 billion), and Maria ($90 billion). With more property than ever in harm’s way, and the planet and oceans warming dangerously, it won’t be long before we see a $250 billion hurricane. Why? Because Americans have built $3 trillion worth of property in some of the riskiest places on earth: barrier islands and coastal floodplains. And they have been encouraged to do so by what Gilbert M. Gaul reveals in The Geography of Risk to be a confounding array of federal subsidies, tax breaks, low-interest loans, grants, and government flood insurance that shift the risk of life at the beach from private investors to public taxpayers, radically distorting common notions of risk. These federal incentives, Gaul argues, have resulted in one of the worst planning failures in American history, and the costs to taxpayers are reaching unsustainable levels. We have become responsible for a shocking array of coastal amenities: new roads, bridges, buildings, streetlights, tennis courts, marinas, gazebos, and even spoiled food after hurricanes. The Geography of Risk will forever change the way you think about the coasts, from the clash between economic interests and nature, to the heated politics of regulators and developers.


The Geography Of Good And Evil

The Geography Of Good And Evil

Author by : Andreas Kinneging
Language : en
Publisher by : Crosscurrents (ISI Books)
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Description : Do good and evil exist? Absolutely. In this bracing book, the eminent Dutch philosopher Andreas Kinneging turns fashionable thinking on its head, revealing how good and evil are objective, universal, and unchanging—and how they must be rediscovered in our age. In mapping the geography of good and evil, Kinneging reclaims, and reintroduces us to, the great tradition of ancient and Christian thought. Traditional wisdom enables us to address the eternal questions of good and evil that confront us in both public and private life. Though it is common to accept uncritically the blessings of modernity and its intellectual sources, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Kinneging shows that traditional thinking is richer and more realistic. Indeed, we see how, in more than a few respects, the Enlightenment and Romanticism brought not progress but deterioration. Kinneging skillfully reformulates and defends the insights of traditional thinking for today’s readers, demonstrating how an objective morality is to be understood and how we can know what morality demands of us. At a time when the traditional virtues have practically disappeared from our language (that is, all but one—“tolerance”), he lays out the foundations of virtue and vice. Ultimately, Kinneging reveals the lasting significance of these seemingly archaic notions—to our own lives, to our families, to our culture, and to civilization. This profound, award-winning work establishes Andreas Kinneging as one of our wisest moral philosophers. “Shows with utmost clarity the virtue of intellectual courage . . . A brilliant model for sallies against our dark age.” —The Intercollegiate Review “[Kinneging is] leader of a conservative intellectual revival in the Netherlands.” —New York Times Magazine


Handbook Of Cultural Geography

Handbook Of Cultural Geography

Author by : Kay Anderson
Language : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : "The editors of this genuinely brilliant book seem to dare the reader to argue with them from the first page... I would encourage everyone interested in cultural geography, or in the cultural turn within a whole set of human geogrphies, to do likewise." --ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS "A richly plural and impassioned re-presentation of cultural geography that eschews everything in the way of boundary drawing and fixity. A re-visioning of the field as "a set of engagements with the world," it contains a vibrant atlas of ever shifting possibilities. Throbbing with commitment, and un-disciplined in the most positive sense of that term, it is exactly what a handbook ought to be." --Professor Allan Pred Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley Ten sections, with a detailed editorial introduction, the Handbook of Cultural Geography presents a comprehensive statement of the relation between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination. Emphasising the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook is a textured overview that presents a state-of-the-art assessment of the key questions informing cultural geography, while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines.


The Geography Of Malcolm X

The Geography Of Malcolm X

Author by : James Tyner
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Spaces Of Capital

Spaces Of Capital

Author by : David Harvey
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : David Harvey is the most influential geographer of our era, possessing a reputation that extends across the social sciences and humanities. Spaces of Capital, a collection of seminal articles and new essays spanning three decades, demonstrates why his work has had-and continues to have-such a major impact. The book gathers together some of Harvey's best work on two of his central concerns: the relationship between geographical thought and political power as well as the capitalist production of space. In addition, he chips away at geography's pretenses of "scientific" neutrality and grounds spatial theory in social justice. Harvey also reflects on the work and careers of little-noticed or misrepresented figures in geography's intellectual history-Kant, Von Thünen, Humboldt, Lattimore, Hegel, Heidegger, Darwin, Malthus, Foucault and many others.


A Geography Of Consciousness

A Geography Of Consciousness

Author by : William Arkle
Language : en
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