On People, Paradigms, and 'Progress' in Geography

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Title: On People, Paradigms, and 'Progress' in Geography
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10759
Date: 1978
Online since: 2019-06-06T12:15:18Z
Abstract: The notion of ‘paradigm’ exercises a growing appeal among historians and commentators on geographic thought. (Stoddart, 1967; Whitehand, 1970, 1971; Chorley, 1974; Berry, 1974). As with ‘peneplain’ a few generations ago it offers an illusion of clarity yet remains sufficiently vague and analytically elusive to occupy our imaginations for a long time. The theory of scientific revolutions has provoked a virtual cacophony of protest and acclaim which was exposed several latent conflicts and uncertainties in the history and philosophy of science. (Kuhn, 1962; Lakatos and Musgrave, 1970). What emerges from this din with resounding clarity, however, is stronger evidence than before that the evolution of scientific ideas cannot be appreciated without a closer scrutiny of their social, ideological, and political milieux.
Type of material: Book
Publisher: Department of Geography and Economic Geography, at Lund University
Series/Report no.: Rapporter och notiser; No. 47
Keywords: History of geographic thoughtHistory of geographic researchPhilosophy of geography
Other versions: https://www.amazon.co.uk/paradigms-progress-geography-Rapporter-notiser/dp/B0007AVKSY/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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