By Pauline Couper
This ism-busting textual content is an vastly obtainable account of the major philosophical and theoretical rules that experience expert geographical learn. It makes summary principles particular and obviously connects it with genuine practices of geographical examine and information.
Written with aptitude and keenness, A Student's creation to Geographical Thought:
- Explains the foremost rules: medical realism, anti-realism and idealism / positivism / serious rationalism / Marxism and demanding 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-recognized and real-world instance - ‘the seashore’ - as an access aspect to uncomplicated questions of philosophy, returning to this to demonstrate and to provide an explanation for the hyperlinks among philosophy, idea, and technique.
All chapters finish with summaries and resources of additional analyzing, a word list 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 advent to Geographical Thought is a very obtainable pupil A-Z of concept and perform for either human and actual geography.