Physical and Human Geography

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G EOGRAPHY AND HUMANISM
John Pickles

ISSN 0306-6142 ISBN 0 86094 220 1 © John Pickles Published by Geo Books, Norwich Printed by W.H. Hutchins & Sons, Norwich

CATMOG - Concepts and Techniques in Modern Geography

CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY No. 44 GEOGRAPHY AND HUMANISM by John Pickles (West Virginia University) EDITOR 'S NOTE PREFACE NOTE ON THE USE OF THE GLOSSARY I INTRODUCTION (i) (ii) (iii) II (i) (ii) (i) (ii) IV (i) (ii) V (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) VI (1) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Two themes in the development of humanism in geography Philosophical underpinnings The need for critique Liberalism and the origins of humanism The critique of positivism The behavioural revolution The rise of epistemological 1 1 2 4 4 7 8 10 12 13 16 problems 17 19 21 21 24 26 26 27 28 29 30 30 32 34 34 37 39 41 43 43 45 45 47 48 53

CATMOG has been created to fill in a teaching need in the field of quantitative methods in undergraduate geography courses. These texts are admirable guides for teachers, yet cheap enough for student purchase as the basis of classwork. Each book is written by an author currently working with the technique or concept he describes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. IS. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. chain analysis Introduction to Markov - L. Collins Distance decay in spatial interactions - P.J. Taylor Understanding canonical correlation analysis - D. Clark Some theoretical and applied aspects of spatial interaction shopping models - S. Openshaw An introduction to trend surface analysis - D. Unwin Classification in geography - R.J. Johnston An introduction to factor analysis - 3.B. Goddard & A. Kirby Principal components analysis - S. Daultrey Causal inferences from dichotomous variables - N. Davidson Introduction to the use of logit models in geography - N. Wrigley Linear programming: .elementary geographical applications of the transportation problem



References: 53 Barzun, J., 1984, Scholarship versus culture Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1967, (MacMillan, New York). English, P.W. & Mayfield, R.C. (eds), 1972, Man, space, and environment: concepts in contemporary human geography. (Oxford University Press, New York). 55 Entrikin, J.N., 1976, Contemporary humanism in geography the Harris, C., 1978, The historical mind and the practice of geography Gould, P.R., 1963, Man against his environment: a game theoretic framework. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 53, 290-297. 56 57 University of Chicago, Department of Geography, Research Papers, Kidder, R.M., 1984, Why should the humanities matter? The Christian Science Monitor, Monday, December 3, 45 - Polkinghorne, D., 1983, Methodology for the human sciences

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