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Place and Placedness


Malpas, J, Place and Placedness, Situatedness and Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Spatio-temporal Contingency of Human Life, Springer International Publishing AG, T Hunefeldt and A Schlitte (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 27-39. ISBN 978-3-319-92937-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92937-8_3


This paper explores the difference between the notions of place and placedness. This difference relates to an important point of differentiation between genuinely a topographical approach and those other approaches that tend to dominate in the existing literature, including approaches associated with ‘situated cognition’. If place is taken as the primary concept, as I argue it should be taken, then that means that being-placed, as it might be viewed as determinative of experience and cognition, has first to be understood in relation to place.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:being-placed, bound, limit, place, placedness, philosophical topography, situated cognition, situation, situatedness, subjectivism
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Phenomenology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:129367
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-11-27
Last Modified:2019-12-03

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