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On the Philosophy of the City


Jacobs, J and Malpas, J, On the Philosophy of the City, Philosophy and the City: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield, K Jacobs and J Malpas (ed), Lanham, United States, pp. ix-xxii. ISBN 978-1-78660-459-0 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Philosophy has its origins in the city, and in the context of our own highly urbanised modes of living, the relationship between philosophy and the city is more important than ever. The city is the place in which most humans now play out their lives, and the place that determines much of the cultural, social, economic, and political life of the contemporary world. Towards a Philosophy of the City explores a wide range of approaches and perspectives in a way that is true to the city’s complex and dynamic character. The volume begins with a comprehensive introduction that identifies the key themes and then moves through four parts, examining the concept of the city itself, its varying histories and experiences, the character of the landscapes that belong to the city, and finally the impact of new technologies for the future of city spaces. Each section takes up aspects of the thinking of the city as it develops in relation to particular problems, contexts, and sometimes as exemplified in particular cities. This volume provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars in Philosophy, Geography, Sociology and Urban Studies.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:city, philosophy, geography, urban studies
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture)
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:Jacobs, J (Professor Keith Jacobs)
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:132670
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-05-16
Last Modified:2020-09-11

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