Is Geography (Still) a Science?

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Abstract:

Geographic science remains contested. The practice of geographic science has long been criticized on both methodological and institutional grounds, often justifiably. Even more serious is the continuing assault on the very idea of science as the objective discovery of and search for explanation in the university, including human behaviour in space and place. This essay argues that a scientific epistemology is incompatible with a relativistic one.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1538-4632.2008.00729.x

Affiliations: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Publication date: July 1, 2008

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