Tag: concept of thing

Books, Philosophy

What Is a Thing?

One of the main tenets of my inquiry into the concepts of space and place can be synthesized by the following assertion: at the fundamental level, for me, things and places are the same. It is as if there is just one entity (or sub-stance, in the metaphysical sense of that which stays under what appears), which I can call…

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Transdisciplinary

Place Kicks Us Back, Space…

… does not. Heidegger’s introductory paragraph of the book What Is a Thing? — which is the extended subject of the forthcoming article — is particularly appropriate for a further clarification concerning the concepts of place and space (or, at least, it is appropriate for a clarification concerning my proposal for rethinking those concepts). As the title of the book…

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Philosophy

The Place of a Thing

I briefly come back to the renewed sense of place I’ve spoken about in the previous article – What Is Place? What Is Space? – where I’ve said that  ‘place is any real entity emerging from inorganic, organic, social and symbolic – or intellectual – processes’ (definition I-R. a); more extendedly – and including a basic definition of reality on…

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