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 Geography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban planning and regional planning use the science of geography to assist in determining how to develop (or not develop) the land to meet particular criteria, such as safety, beauty, economic opportunities, the preservation of the built or natural heritage, etcetera.
Regional Science comprises the body of knowledge in which the spatial dimension plays a fundamental role, such as regional economics, resource management, location theory, urban and regional planning, transport and communication, human geography, population distribution, landscape ecology, and environmental quality.
Some of the issues facing planning are considered briefly under the headings of rural exodus, urban exodus and Smart Growth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography

  
 Academic Research Papers 20TH CENTURY WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
Existentialism is seen as a break with systematic theology, science and philosophy in its concept of man. The background of Catholic and Protestant theology and the intellectual history of Europe is discussed in relation to Nietzsche and modern existential doctrines.
A brief biographical study of Sartre, with a commentary on his brand of existentialism and an outline of the central tenets of his thought.
The existential attitude toward science and religion is criticized as arbitrary and based on a priori judgements which fail the test of simple logic.
www.academicresearchpapers.com /catpages/catl18d-3.html

  
 Existentialism is a Humanism
By claiming that "existentialism is a humanism" Sartre places his version of existentialism into the mainstream of the libertarian humanist tradition that could be traced back to the Renaissance and its stress on human creativity and freedom.
No coincidence that existentialism commits this distortion, for it is a heir of Cartesianism which has conceived human existence as isolated and entirely enclosed into subjective consciousness.
For existentialism, this type of detachment is self-deceptive and untenable especially with regard to the belief or dis-belief in God (cf.
www.uri.edu /personal/szunjic/philos/human.htm

  
 Guilford Chapter Excerpt
Thus, whereas urban skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building were appropriate monuments to an earlier era of competitive capitalism, the glass and steel monoliths of the International Style are fitting emblems of a later stage of monopoly and state capitalism.
Affirming the vibrancy and diversity of the urban neighborhood, Jacobs celebrated existing communities as sources of variety, liveliness, and cultural diversity that were being destroyed in favor of modernist visions of uniform order, structure, and homogeneity.
Indeed, it could be argued that Jacobs was perceptive in her affirmative analyses of small, intimate urban areas like Greenwich Village, but that she lacked an adequate critical vision that sees the need for a radical reconstruction of urban life in its totality.
www.guilford.com /excerpts/best3EX.html

  
 k-punk: CARRIE VERSUS DIDO: CONSUMERISM AND EXISTENTIALISM
Despite their carefully-cultivated street smart modern urban ironic appearance, the women in SATC were, in reality, as cliched and conventional as the heroines of romantic fiction: a certain steely veneer did little to belie the fact that ultimately they ('even' Samantha) were sentimental and men-obsessed.
The alleged daring of the sexual practices acted as a smokescreen for the pathetic simpering mooning of the four leads, allowing the consumers of the show to have their indulgent sentimentalism whilst pretending to be sophisticated and modern.
'existential void of postmodernity' is a nonsense phrase.
k-punk.abstractdynamics.org /archives/004478.html

  
 New Page 0
This book, an implicit phenomenology of the urban life­world (Seamon 1991b), argued that streets are the heart of the city and should be alive with pedestrian activity that accepts both residents and visitors, insiders and outsiders.
The multi-level segregation of the modern urban landscape, often achieved in spite of high population densities, seems to many theorists an ideal to be aimed at (ibid.).
For example, one phenomenological project would be to establish, using Hillier's methods, the pathways of integration and segregation for specific urban districts or towns and then to study their activity patterns and lifeworlds.
aalto.arch.ksu.edu /seamon/hillier93.htm

  
 General Articles, Chapters, and Reviews
Urban life is now only the background against which the mythic drama of the superpowers emerges, and from which the universe is rushing apart from its center.
In celebrating the urban conditions, Bellow sees the city as the key to our individuality, imagination, and intellect; and then he begins to see the failure of city life as more of a pathological conditions than a key to maintaining civilization.
"Urban Rites and Civic Premises in the Fiction of Saul Bellow, Grace Paley, and Sandra Schor." Contemporary Literature 34.3 (1993): 395–424.
www.saulbellow.org /CriticismandReviews/GenArticlesChaptersReviews.html

  
 Ethics and Phenomenology [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Phenomenology is the philosophical movement somewhere between existentialism and logical positivism.
However, Husserl reject both logical positivism’s cold objectivism, which says people are objects and values unreal, and extreme existentialism and subjectivism’s solipsism, which maintains that the self is the only reality.
Existential and phenomenological thinkers tell us that awe or wonder is the basis of analysis, or as pure wonder, may stand alone without cognition.
www.iep.utm.edu /e/eth-phen.htm

  
 Old Right Pundits
Urban societies are the spawning pools for guppies, and the testing grounds for new weapons of mass destruction.
The universal similarity that is the model for all urban societies is that administration and political organization becomes the central focus as populations rise.
All are sacred cows of the urban theorist, adorers of the sorcery technology and rabid inhabitants of Metropolis.
oldright.com /pundits/2003/05/metropolis-melodrama.html

  
 VOICES DOWN THE CORRIDOR
Existentialism - Existentialism is a philosophical movement or tendency, emphasizing individual existence, freedom, and choice, that influenced many diverse writers in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Existentialism: An Introduction - Existentialism attempts to describe our desire to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe.
Jean-Paul Sartre Philosophy & Existentialism - An indepth look at the philosopher who taught us to define ourselves by the choices that we make.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/webphilosopea.html

  
 Haruki Murakami - Articles
The horrors felt by urban cities are not derived rom bloody murders frequently occuring in reality.
Through the use of unique language, the aggregation of urban signs and sarcastic jokes, a mask of gaiety is put up.
The so-called "living reality" and "human existentialism" are becoming sparser day by day.
www.murakami.ch /about_hm/articles/articles_from_metropolitan_sensibility_saburo.html

  
 sfweekly.com News S.F. Mush 2001-03-07
The final stretch of the Urban Iditarod, around Aquatic Park and up the hill into Fort Mason, is considered to be the most demanding leg of the four-hour trek, partly for the steep grade and partly because of alcoholic saturation.
Rumor has it that, in 1994, at the time of the first Urban Iditarod, Tundra Tommy was a student at Stanford, and the first few contests were word-of-mouth affairs, comprised mostly of students.
Her team, the Holy Terriers, a group of mostly veteran Urban Iditarod racers, is unconcerned that it has arrived nearly last at the first rest stop, outside the Irish Bank Bar.
www.sfweekly.com /issues/2001-03-07/nightcrawler.html

  
 eco
It struck me, for the first time, as I re-travelled this familiar philosophical path, that such a fantasy of human supremacism could only have originated in that crucible of urban modernity, Europe, where nature has been thoroughly and finally routed by civilization.
A settler society, like ours, set down arbitrarily in country bigger than itself, under the mute but appraising gaze of an indigenous people who did not share Western fantasies of transcendence, could never have become as deeply and unselfconsciously anthropocentric as the society which expressed itself through de Beauvoir's Existentialism.
Such transcendence is, from her point of view, the very telos of human subjectivity, the condition for the realization of the sovereignty of the human self.
www.latrobe.edu.au /philosophy/freya/eco.htm

  
 ping index
is intended to explore the interface between disparate fields such as situationist thought that focuses on subjective mood, generative psychogeography which introduces algorithms as a way to inspire movement through urban space, existentialism, and the interpolation of digital metaphors onto physical, analog space.
Press three if the zone in which you are moving is either sad or pleasant." that spur communication between the system and the user, and between the user and the urban environment in which the user exists.
I have interpreted this protocol in an existential way that uses language and a telephone menu system to test the presence or absence of beings (and the mood they are in) on the
www.katearmstrong.com /ping

  
 Untitled Document
The quality of that existence, within urban boundaries, has everything to do with man’s knowledge and treatment of trees and their connected environments.
How trees are planted in preparation for an urban forest’s future has everything to do with the success of that community.
On the other hand, the urban forest is a totally unprotected entity, unable to perform to our standards without our help.
www.thepruningschool.com /Articles/island.htm

  
 TAC 17: Jock McLean
By contrast, on Sunday, The Urban Voltaire was turfed from his discreet southside club on the stroke of half two.
Your Urban V's staple diet is also a delicately blended hi-tech concoction with about 600 calories a glass.
One thing about the Urban V, no one is ever dressed identically.
bubl.ac.uk /org/tacit/TAC/tac17/jockmcle.htm

  
 Information Pollution: Existentialism
I've always felt that this is this is the true ideal of Existentialism, and not all the other angst-ridden bullshit that is generally associated with it.
Most of the Existentialism based articles that I have read have always focused on a meaningless existance, and never a miraculous existance.
Existence as we perceive it is something to be cherished because of the mere fact that we are all unique perceptual individuals who exist here and now for an uncertain future amount of time, but in the meantime we better enjoy what we have because there's nothing after.
perceptionalism.com /archives/000021.html

  
 DividingLine.com by Katharena Eiermann, The Realm of Existentialism, quotes by philosophers, existentialism, psychology, philosophy, quotations
His treatment of "The Hunger Artist" is faithful, though the condensation perhaps lacks some of the bleakly amusing ironies of the original; and "The Trees" ("For we are like tree trunks in the snow") becomes a too-obvious, though poignant, allegory of urban homelessness and despair.
Kafka's anguished archetypal characters (the murderer and victim of "A Fratricide" or the bullied seaman of "The Helmsman") are easily rendered into visual equivalents and given new life in Kuper's raw, expressionistic graphic style.
In the introduction, Jules Feiffer describes Kuper's adaptations as "riffs, visual improvisations." And, in many ways, Kafka's short works (most are very short; Give It Up is just 11 lines of text) function perfectly within the comics format, allowing Kuper to pace the language of Kafka's imposing visions easily against his own vibrant b&w drawings.
www.dividingline.com /private/Philosophy/Philosophers/Kafka/Review_GiveItUp_Kafka.shtml

  
 YOU - Fashion News
Models with thick black eyeliner and black berets paraded in a rundown warehouse in northern Paris, recalling the heyday of the smoky Left Bank jazz clubs where intellectuals gathered in the 1950s to talk existentialism and smoke Gitanes.
At first glance, Icewear looks like other urban lines: baggy jeans, velour jogging suits and oversized hoodies with prominent logos.
But instead of the dour all-black uniform favored by the beatniks, most of them were swathed in hound's-tooth checked wool that was used for everything from oversized scarves to cropped trousers.
www.you.com.au /fashion47.htm

  
 The SocioWeb: Sociology Books » Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre, by Walter Kaufmann is a must have for anyone seriously undertaking a jaunt into the Realm of Existentialism and Phenomenology.
So, in some ways, to the casual reader Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre may seem a bit choppy and academic, intimidating and complex.
The SocioWeb » Sociology Books » Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre
www.socioweb.com /sociology-books/book/0452009308

  
 21st-Living A Life Virtual
Commuters going from their nice urban residences to workplaces to gather yet more wealth are blocking our roads almost day and night.
Just as all the apostles of existentialism died during the 1960s, so too, did the movement they created die with them.
Their conflicts were based on their strong beliefs in Living: The free will of mankind; life as a series of choices leading to stress where few decisions are without any negative consequences; and "if you make a decision you must follow it through." All the foregoing can be considered the basic tenets of Existentialism.
www.vxm.com /Impact.LifeVirtual.html

  
 Existentialism And Hipsters
In the '50s, we had the era of existentialism and the hipster, McCarthyism and television, the juvenile delinquent and the conformist parent, the organization man and the emasculating housewife.
In the 1960s, it was James Bond, Black Power, the counterculture, and hippies, the John Birch Society, political assassinations, urban riots, and white backlash.
This was when adult rhythm and blues (represented here by doo-wop pioneers the Ravens, r 'n' b revue dance stars the Treniers, and blues shouter Maybelle) met teen rock and roll.
www.sonymusic.com /artists/SoundtrackForACentury/ns4/story/rb5.html

  
 Urban Studies
Urban Studies is a world class journal providing an international forum for the discussion of issues in the fields of urban and regional analysis and planning.
A hallmark of the journal is that it publishes leading articles from urban scholars working from within a variety of disciplines, including geography, economics, sociology, political science as well as planning and public administration.
The journal aims to provide theoretically and empirically informed analysis of the myriad changes affecting the urban and regional condition in the economically advanced nations as well as less developed economies.
www.erraticimpact.com /philosophy/books/journals/journal_details.cfm?jID=611

  
 An Architektur. Produktion und Gebrauch gebauter Umwelt
Yet Lefebvre also has made important contributions to the theory of the state (a four-volume masterpiece), to the sociology of the arts, to poststructuralism, to existentialism, to scholarship on Descartes, Pascal, Nietzsche (as early as 1939), and Lukacs, among other thinkers, and to the theory of modernity/postmodernity.
Both Manuel Castells and David Harvey, often claimed by urbanists to be the seminal thinkers of the new urbanism, owe an immense, unacknowledged debt to Lefebvre.
I welcome the appearance in translation of The Production of Space, [6] but it is, not clear how it will be received by the new urban geographers and by the sociologists who take less sophisticated approaches, such as human ecology or the ideas in the much-publicized book by Logan and Molotch (1987).
www.anarchitektur.com /aa01-lefebvre/gottdiener.html

  
 Fall Seminars
Existentialism - Existentialism is a philosophy which affirms human freedom and moral choice in a world that often seems devoid of transcendental meaning or purpose.
In addition to formal writing assignments, students will keep a journal of existentialism in which they will respond to the philosophical positions of these figures and will begin to articulate their own existentialist world-views.
In this course we will read literary and philosophical texts from the French, German, Spanish, and Latin American existentialist traditions and will explore the structures and possibilities of consciousness, knowledge, desire, imagination, aesthetics, ethics, and political commitment.
departments.oxy.edu /core/fall2001.htm

  
 Fyodor Dostoevsky
His protagonist in the story “White Nights” is a victim of romanticism who is eventually redeemed; his protagonist in “Notes from the Underground” is a victim of existentialism, but he is unredeemable because he doesn’t even believe in the concept of redemption.
Dostoevsky’s protagonists in both “Notes From The Underground” and “White Nights” are completely urban men, a type already common in Dostoevsky’s day, but which would become even more common in the twentieth century than the nineteenth.
And indeed, there is no question that the author based “White Nights” on his own experiences in St. Petersburg when he was a young man, and modeled the protagonist after himself.
www.storybites.com /dostoevsky.htm

  
 Search Results for demythologize - Encyclopædia Britannica
Human existence is, for all the forms of Existentialism, the projection of the future on the basis...
Urban folklorists collect stories that have much in common with the tales collected by...
In the industrialized Western society of the 20th century, myths and related types of tales continue to be told.
www.britannica.com /search?query=demythologize&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT

  
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 GFP BUNNY
As it moved from rural milieus to urban environments, breeding de-emphasized selection for behavioral attributes but continued to be driven by a notion of aesthetics anchored on visual traits and on morphological principles.
Martin Buber's dialogical philosophy of relation, which is very close to Phenomenology and Existentialism, also influenced Mikhail Bakhtin's philosophy of language.
Transgenic art, by contrast, offers a concept of aesthetics that emphasizes the social rather than the formal aspects of life and biodiversity, that challenges notions of genetic purity, that incorporates precise work at the genomic level, and that reveals the fluidity of the concept of species in an ever increasingly transgenic social context.
www.ekac.org /gfpbunny.html

  
 ON THE QT #17
In the earlier part of this century, an educated, socially conscious urban middle class did much to improve public life in cities by acting on the high minded democratic assumption that public order was beneficial for all.
Nothing discourages residence in urban neighborhoods more than witnessing the futility of attempting to live by what are called "middle class values".
And many residents in urban neighborhoods are old or infirm and living on fixed incomes.
www.users.cloud9.net /~drs/ontheqt/QT17.html

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