The Phenomenology of Real and Virtual Places

1st Edition

Erik Malcolm Champion

Routledge
Published November 9, 2018
Reference - 246 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138094079 - CAT# Y335705
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Summary

This collection of essays explores the history, implications, and usefulness of phenomenology for the study of real and virtual places. While the influence of phenomenology on architecture and urban design has been widely acknowledged, its effect on the design of virtual places and environments has yet to be exposed to critical reflection. These essays from philosophers, cultural geographers, designers, architects, and archaeologists advance the connection between phenomenology and the study of place. The book features historical interpretations on this topic, as well as context-specific and place-centric applications that will appeal to a wide range of scholars across disciplinary boundaries. The ultimate aim of this book is to provide more helpful and precise definitions of phenomenology that shed light on its growth as a philosophical framework and on its development in other disciplines concerned with the experience of place.

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