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 thought; History of geographic research; Philosophy of geography||Other versions:||https://www.amazon.co.uk/paradigms-progress-geography-Rapporter-notiser/dp/B0007AVKSY/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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