Paradigms in Cartography

An Epistemological Review of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Authors: Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván, Buchroithner, Manfred

  • First book about this topic
  • Investigates the position of cartography in the context of sciences
  • Shows current tendencies in cartography in the context of information and communication technologies
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In this book the main trends, concepts and directions in cartography and mapping in modernism and post-modernism are reviewed. Philosophical and epistemological issues are analysed in cartography from positivist-empiricist, neo-positivist and post-structuralist stances. In general, in cartography technological aspects have been considered as well as theoretical issues. The aim is to highlight the epistemological and philosophical viewpoint during the development of the discipline.
Some main philosophers who have been influential for contemporary thinking such as Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper and Bertrand Russell, are considered. None of these philosophers wrote about cartography directly (excepting Kant), but their philosophies are related to cartography and mapping issues. The book also analyses the concept of paradigm or paradigm shift coined by Thomas Kuhn, who applied it to the history of science. Different cartographic trends that have arisen since the second half of the twentieth century are analysed according to this important concept which is implicit inside the scientific or disciplinary communities.
Further, the authors analyse the position of cartography in the context of the sciences and other disciplines, adopting a positivistic point of view. Additionally, they review current trends in cartography and mapping in the context of information and communication technologies in a post-modernistic or post-structuralistic framework. Thus, since the 1980s and 1990s, new mapping concepts have arisen which challenge the discipline’s traditional map conceptions.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Philosophy, Epistemology, and Cartography

    Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • A Philosophical Framework Applied to Cartography

    Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Paradigms in the History of Science

    Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

  • Tendencies in Contemporary Cartography

    Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • Critical Cartography in the Context of Post-Modernism

    Azócar Fernández, Pablo Iván (et al.)

    Pages 65-86

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44754-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paradigms in Cartography
Book Subtitle
An Epistemological Review of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38893-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38893-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38892-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44754-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 150
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