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Edgar Kant and The Rise of Modern Urban Geography

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Abstract

In every theory and worldview there are subjective and contextual elements. While knowledge is embedded and rooted in socio-spatial contexts, it is also located in the bodies of researchers and travels with them. A travelling theory of knowledge is based on several context-sensitive theories and concepts. This paper discusses Edgar Kant (1902–1978) and his work in the context of its important contribution to early modern urban geography. Kant as a person and his work is seen in the Estonian societal and academic context.
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Keywords: Edgar Kant; Estonia; history of geography; travelling theory; urban geography

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institute of Geography, University of Tartu and Department of Geography, University of Oulu

Publication date: 01 October 2005

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