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Author Inkpen, Robert, 1964-

Title Science, philosophy, and physical geography / Robert Inkpen
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : structure of the book -- Ideas, change, and stability in physical geography -- The nature of reality -- Entities and classification -- Forms of explanation -- Probing reality -- Systems : the framework for physical geography? -- Change and complexity -- Physical geography and societies
Summary This accessible and engaging text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography. It addresses an imbalance that exists in opinion, teaching and to a lesser extent research, between a philosophically enriched human geography and a philosophically ignorant physical geography. Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography challenges the myth that there is a single self-evident scientific method that can and is applied by physical geographers. The book explores the various philosophies that have been developed to study and explain the key questions that are asked by phy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Physical geography -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004012957
ISBN 0203498488 (electronic bk.)
9780203498484 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)