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Place and Experience

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In this book, Jeff Malpas advances an account of the nature and significance of place as a complex but unitary structure that encompasses self and other, space and time, and subjectivity and objectivity. While the 'sense of place' is a familiar theme in poetry and art, philosophers have generally given little or no attention to place and the human relation to place. In Place and Experience, Jeff Malpas seeks to remedy this by advancing an account of the nature and significance of place as a complex but unitary structure that encompasses self and other, space and time, subjectivity and objectivity. Drawing on a range of sources from Proust and Wordsworth to Davidson, Strawson and Heidegger, he argues that the significance of place is not to be found in our experience of place so much as in the grounding of experience in place, and that this binding to place is not a contingent feature of human existence, but derives from the very nature of human thought, experience and identity as established in and through place.

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Author(s):
J.E. Malpas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
155 mm x 230 mm x 370 g
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521036909
ISBN-13:
9780521036900
Number of pages:
218
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Place and Experience

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In this book, Jeff Malpas advances an account of the nature and significance of place as a complex but unitary structure that encompasses self and other, space and time, and subjectivity and objectivity. While the 'sense of place' is a familiar theme in poetry and art, philosophers have generally given little or no attention to place and the human relation to place. In Place and Experience, Jeff Malpas seeks to remedy this by advancing an account of the nature and significance of place as a complex but unitary structure that encompasses self and other, space and time, subjectivity and objectivity. Drawing on a range of sources from Proust and Wordsworth to Davidson, Strawson and Heidegger, he argues that the significance of place is not to be found in our experience of place so much as in the grounding of experience in place, and that this binding to place is not a contingent feature of human existence, but derives from the very nature of human thought, experience and identity as established in and through place.

Author(s):
J.E. Malpas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
155 mm x 230 mm x 370 g
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521036909
ISBN-13:
9780521036900
Number of pages:
218
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Place and Experience

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