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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

What is the social construction of nature ? A typology and sympathetic critique

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEMERITT D. ;

Abstract

The A. identifies four radical sorts of construction-as-philosophal-critique that use the construction metaphor to question the culture/nature, subject/object and representation/reality dualisms that provide the conventional philosophical foundation for distinguishing true conceptions of nature from false ones. There are two major points of theoretical contention : first, the epistemological significance of understanding concepts of nature as constructed ; second, the philosophical and political implications of arguing that nature is a socially constructed and contingent phenomenon

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in human geography / ISSN 0309-1325

Editor : Arnold, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 26, no6 [pp. 767-790]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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