Month: December 2016

The Pragmatic Philosophical Heritage of Planning Philosophy

The Pragmatist Philosophical Heritage of Planning Philosophies… – Bruce Long There are few fields of scientific, social, and philosophical discipline during the last two centuries that have not been influenced by American philosophical pragmatism. Town and Urban planning are included in this by fiat due to the influence worldwide of American culture and technology, but also because the story of the philosophy of planning is largely a story about the contention between scientistic logical positivism that excludes subjective experience as important, and constructivism that regards a more Popperian-cum-neo-pragmatist approach to the discipline as preeminent. Popperian here┬árefers to the philosophy...

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The Philosophical Context of Planning Constructivism and Positivism

Bruce Long is a postgraduate PhD candidate at The University of Sydney, where he is completing his doctorate in The Philosophy of Information and Information Theory. Bruce is professionally published in philosophy journals such as Synthese and Metascience, and writes content and articles in numerous blogs and magazines. He is a seasoned short story author and ghost-writer, and has tutored and taught undergraduate courses ranging from metaphysics, to epistemology, to critical thinking and logic, moral philosophy and ethical theory, and even database theory and software design. He has been awarded the Lucy Firth prize for a published paper, and has taught English and (modern and postmodern) literary theory.

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