Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

The Changing Faces of Space

Editors: Catena, Maria Teresa, Masi, Felice (Eds.)

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  • Offers a comprehensive report on the concept and role of space
  • Describes historical changes that have modified the notions of space
  • Discusses the relationship between geometry and experience, anthropology, biology, psychology and space
  • Discusses the relationship between spatial concepts and natural sciences
  • Discusses the relationship between arts and representations of space
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This book focuses on various concepts of space and their historical evolution. In particular, it examines the variations that have modified the notions of place, orientation, distance, vacuum, limit, bound and boundary, form and figure, continuity and contingence, in order to show how spatial characteristics are decisive in a range of contexts: in the determination and comprehension of exteriority; in individuation and identification; in defining the meaning of nature and of the natural sciences; in aesthetical formations and representations; in determining the relationship between experience, behavior and environment; and in the construction of mental and social subjectivity.  Accordingly, the book offers a comprehensive review of concepts of space as formulated by Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Einstein, Heisenberg, Penrose and Thorne, subsequently comparing them to notions developed more recently, in the current age, which Foucault dubbed the age of space.  The book is divided into four distinct yet deeply interconnected parts, which explore the space of life, the space of experience, the space of science and the space of the arts. 

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Faces of Space
Editors
  • Maria Teresa Catena
  • Felice Masi
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66911-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66911-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66910-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88342-7
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 327
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