Home: a philosophy of personal space

Home: a philosophy of personal space

by Mel Thompson
Home: a philosophy of personal space

Home: a philosophy of personal space

by Mel Thompson


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This book is an invitation to reflect on self and home, identity and belonging.

We all need space to be ourselves, but we need it to be the kind of space that we can personalise - space that says something about who we are.

The concept of 'home' reflects one of the deepest and most universal of human experiences. It manifests in everything from religion to nationalism, and from buildings and decor to nostalgia for the place of our birth.

This book takes you on a journey, from the temples of the ancient Near East, through the changes in our way of seeing the universe, to our day-to-day experience of thinking about buying a new house or the contacts that make us feel at home when we pick up our phone.

It asks the most fundamental of all questions: Where do you really belong?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906385637
Publisher: Mel Thompson
Publication date: 03/12/2021
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Dr Mel Thompson writes on philosophy, religion and ethics. He worked for some years as an ordained minister within the Church of England before resigning to work within Religious Education and as a freelance writer. He has a particular interest in Buddhism, and in issues of spirituality and lifestyle.
For more information, see his website: www.philosophyandethics.com or Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Thompson

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Breath of Empty Space

Chapter 2: Of the Making of Maps

Chapter 3: Behind my Eyes

Chapter 4: Before the Sponge

Chapter 5: A Shipwreck of the Heart?

Chapter 6: Making Homes and Moving On

Chapter 7: Engaging our Personal Space

Chapter 8: The Politics of Personal Space

Chapter 9: Travelling Home

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