Erewhon or Nowhere Land

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Title: Erewhon or Nowhere Land
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
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Date: 1979
Online since: 2019-05-30T10:10:20Z
Abstract: I.INTRODUCTION: Throughout a century of Western social thought, mankind's perennial enquiry into the where, when, and how of life has yielded a rich legacy of speculation. From the ebullient satire of Butler's Erewhon (Butler 1872) and the idealism of utopian fiction, the angry critique of Existentialist and Marxist philosophy and the resounding protest of popular song, evidence abounds that the human spirit remains undaunted in its desire to not only grasp the course of' events but also to ameliorate and control the conditions of life. The increasing rate and complexity of change in our day renders the challenge to rationality so overwhelming that at times it becomes difficult to pause, reflect, and evaluate the latent assumptions and implications of scholarly effort. Barriers to communication between separate worlds of scholarship, too, prevent the flow of insight between different specialized perspectives, or the restoration of harmony between the YIN and the YANG of human reason.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: D. Reidel Publishing Company
Start page: 9
End page: 37
Series/Report no.: Theory and Decision Library; Volume 20
Copyright (published version): 1979 D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
Keywords: PerspectivePhilosophyGeographySociology of knowledge
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Gale, S., Olsson, G. (eds.). Philosophy in Geography
ISBN: 978-90-277-0948-6
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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