From description to explanation in urban geography.

R. J. Johnston

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Urban geography has a large literature, much of it providing excellent descriptive material. But its explanations are weak and its attempts to use the philosophy and methodology of physical science are largely invalid. This assertion is examined with regard to both the search for generalisations and the poverty of explanatory theory. Alternative approaches are explored.-Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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