spatial ontology

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The many ways people make geography. Hayes and Laforte (IHMC, U. W. Florida) identify some particularly ‘geographical’ ontological concepts: continuant—physical entity with space-like part; occurrent—physical entity with time-like parts; location—a piece of physical space; terrain—a piece of geographical space (consisting of locations suitably related to each other); and history—the spatio-temporal region. Knopp (2007) Prof. Geogr. 59, 1 focuses on the potential of feminist-inspired and allied queer geographies to rethink a variety of spatial ontologies.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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