Philosophies of Place
Places are today subject to contrary tendencies. They lose some functions, which may scale up to fewer more centralized places, or down to numerous more dispersed places, and they gain other functions, which are scaling up and down from other places. This prompts premature prophecies of the abolition of space and the obsolescence of place. At the same time, a growing literature testifies to the persistence of place as an incorrigible aspect of human experience, identity, and morality. Place is a common ground for thought and action, a community of experienced particulars that avoids solipsism and universalism. It draws us into the philosophy of the ordinary, into familiarity as a form of knowledge, into the wisdom of proximity. Each of these essays offers a philosophy of place, and reminds us that such philosophies ultimately decide how we make, use, and understand places, whether as accidents, instruments, or fields of care.
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Spatiality Locality and Subjectivity
Site and Meaning in Richard Serras Public Sculpture
A Relativistic Approach to Experienced Space
Transformations in the Myth of the Inner Valleys as a Zionist Place
Democracy and Sense of Place Values in Environmental Policy
The Farm as Place
Can a Sense of Place Be Preserved?
The Place of the Poor and the Loss of Place as a Center of Mediation
SpaceShaping Technologies and the Geographical Disembedding of Place
Something Wild? Deleuze and Guattari and the Impossibility of Wilderness
Persons in Place in Natural History
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