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The Fate of Mathematical Place: Objectivity and the Theory of Lived-Space from Husserl to Casey

Slowik, Edward (2005) The Fate of Mathematical Place: Objectivity and the Theory of Lived-Space from Husserl to Casey. [Preprint]

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This essay explores theories of place, or lived-space, as regards the role of objectivity and the problem of relativism. As will be argued, the neglect of mathematics and geometry by the lived-space theorists, which can be traced to the influence of the early phenomenologists, principally the later Husserl and Heidegger, has been a major contributing factor in the relativist dilemma that afflicts the lived-space movement. By incorporating various geometrical concepts within the analysis of place, it is demonstrated that the lived-space theorists can gain a better insight into the objective spatial relationships among individuals and within groups—and, more importantly, this appeal to mathematical content need not be construed as undermining the basic tenants of the lived-space approach.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Slowik, Edward
Keywords: place, lived-space, objectivity, invariance
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Edward Slowik
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3632
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3632

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