Category Archives: Philosophy

Geography and post-phenomenology

James Ash recently posted a useful introduction to conceptualisations of post-phenomenology to inform the upcoming RGS-IBG conference session he is co-convening with Paul Simpson. The ‘Geography and Post-Phenomenology’ session is sponsored by the HPGRG. Here is the introduction to James’ post:

The term post-phenonenology has been floating around for a number of years in geography (see the work of John Wylie and Mitch Rose) and other disciplines such as Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies (see for example the work of Don Ihde). Paul and myself both came to the term during our theses, although quite independently of one another. Myself through the work of Heidegger and Paul through the work of Husserl.

The session should be a good opportunity to think about what the term might mean and what it could offer contemporary human geography.

Please visit James’ blog to read more.

Philosophy in Geography

As a part of the mission of the HPGRG, we seek to foster and promote research concerning contemporary philosophies, theories and methods related to geography. We would like to gather together some commentaries, introductions or reflections upon theoretical influences in human geography on this website as a potential resource. We invite expressions of interest, links to pre-existing blog posts or suggestions for possible topics, please contact Sam Kinsley.

With this aim in mind, in the next few posts we will collect some existing useful work from the blogs of fellow geographers that opens some insights into contemporary theoretical interests within human geography.