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Empiricism and Geographical Thought
From Francis Bacon to Alexander von Humbolt

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Part of Cambridge Geographical Studies

  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521105590

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  • The age of Francis Bacon marked the beginning of a long period when empirical science was seen as the key to progress in extending man's control over nature. Recently, however, a breakdown of confidence in the outcome of worldwide industrialism and a growing concern over threats to the earth's ecosystems have brought mounting criticism of specialized, exploitative science. Demands for conservation and social responsibility are leading to a reappraisal of the whole philosophy of science that has been dominant for three centuries, and many observers see this as a new scientific revolution, comparable in significance with that of the seventeenth century.

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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521105590
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundations of modern empiricism
    2. Science and geography: the seventeenth-century encounter
    3. Geography in decline: the age of Newton
    4. Eighteenth-century empiricism: Locke, Berkley and Hume
    5. On the margins of science: eighteenth-century geography texts
    6. Science and philosophy: enlightenment conflicts in Europe
    7. Geography revived: the age of Humboldt
    8. Epilogue: the way ahead.

  • Author

    Margarita Bowen

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