Edward S. Casey
This book provides a philosophical history of the evolving conceptualizations of place and space in Western thought. Not merely a presentation of the ideas of other philosophers, it is acutely sensitive to silences, absences, and missed opportunities in the complex history of philosophical approaches to space and place. A central theme is the increasing neglect of place in favor of space from the seventh century a.d. onward, amounting to the virtual exclusion of place by the end of the eighteenth century. The book begins with mythological and religious creation stories and the theories of Plat... Read more
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