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Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

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Overview

This text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography. It addresses an imbalance that exists in opinion, teaching, and, to a lesser extent, research, between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically ignorant physical geography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415279543
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Inkpen is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Portsmouth. He has published in a variety of research areas including the degradation of historic monuments, landslide hazards and the history of philosophy of physical geography.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Ideas, change and stability in physical geography 5
Ch. 2 The nature of reality 25
Ch. 3 Entities and classification 45
Ch. 4 Forms of explanation 63
Ch. 5 Probing reality 81
Ch. 6 Systems : the framework for physical geography? 103
Ch. 7 Change and complexity 117
Ch. 8 Physical geography and societies 137
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