Place and Experience by Jeff Malpas
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Place and Experience
By Jeff Malpas

Place and Experience

A Philosophical Topography

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Format: Hardback

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Place and Experience by Jeff Malpas

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While the 'sense of place' is a familiar theme in poetry and art, philosophers have generally given little or no attention to place and the human relation to place. In Place and Experience, Jeff Malpas seeks to remedy this by advancing an account of the nature and significance of place as a complex but unitary structure that encompasses self and other, space and time, subjectivity and objectivity. Drawing on a range of sources from Proust and Wordsworth to Davidson, Strawson and Heidegger, he argues that the significance of place is not to be found in our experience of place so much as in the grounding of experience in place, and that this binding to place is not a contingent feature of human existence, but derives from the very nature of human thought, experience and identity as established in and through place.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521642170
ISBN-10: 0521642175
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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