Nature, water symbols, and the human quest for wholeness

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Title: Nature, water symbols, and the human quest for wholeness
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
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Date: 1985
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Abstract: Few words so commonplace in everyday vocabulary are so elusive to grasp as “the whole”. Like mirrors, notions of what constitutes a “whole picture” may reflect quite as much of what is in the eye of the beholder as they do about reality. Herein lies a profound dilemma. Once a person, group, or culture articulates its own conception of the whole, immediately antennae on other possible wholes become fixed; receptors to foreign insights become restricted to those categories which are familiar and, therefore, limited.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht
Start page: 257
End page: 280
Copyright (published version): 1985 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Keywords: Human geographySymbolismWater symbolismIntegrityExistentialism
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-010-9251-7
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Seamon, D., Mugerauer, R. (eds.). Dwelling, Place and Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World
ISBN: 978-90-247-3282-1
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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