Author: Viv Straw

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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