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A core text on the philosophy and theory of geography A module like philosophy/theory/history of geography is compulsory in most undergraduate degree programmes. Although the focus in these modules is usually on Human Geography, students of Physical Geography and Environmental Geography also have to take these modules. As well as providing an overview of the ideas The Foundations of Geographic Enquiry is written to be specifically accessible to – and used by – Human Geographers and Physical Geographers.

Thinking, Doing, Constructing Geography
Thinking, doing, constructing geography

The aim of this book was to provide introduction to some key philosophical and theoretical positions that have been influential in shaping geographic thought since the mid-twentieth century, considering the implications of each for the methodological practices of research. Both human geography and physical geography have been addressed, and the book is intentionally not separated into ‘human geography’ and ‘physical geography’ sections. This chapter provides a reminder of the philosophies and theories, before considering the debates around geography's two halves.

Back to the beach! A summary of philosophies and theories in methodological terms

Philosophies and theories are by their very nature rather abstract, and it can often be difficult to see how they connect to ‘doing’ geography. For ...

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