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Urban time and the city as event


Fry, T, Urban time and the city as event, Philosophy and the City, Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield, K Jacobs and J Malpas (ed), London, pp. 51-65. ISBN 9781786604613 (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
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Design
Research Field:Design history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Fry, T (Professor Anthony Fry)
ID Code:152975
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2022-08-30
Last Modified:2022-10-17

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