Introduction: Geographers at the beach

Progress in Human Geography / Progress in Physical Geography Resources

Please note the first three articles per chapter have been provided open access, all other links require journal subscription access which may be available through your university.

 Barnes, T. (2010) ‘Taking the pulse of the dead: history and philosophy of geography, 2008-2009’, Progress in Human Geography 34 (5): 668-77. doi: 10.1177/0309132509355352. 

Bassett, K. (1999) ‘Is there progress in human geography? The problem of progress in the light of recent work in the philosophy and sociology of science’, Progress in Human Geography 23 (1): 27-47.

Mather, P. (1979) ‘Theory and quantitative methods in geomorphology’, Progress in Physical Geography 3 (4): 471-87.

Trudgill, S. (2012) ‘Do theories tell us what to see? The 19th-century observations of Darwin, Ramsay and Bonney on glacial features’, Progress in Physical Geography 36 (4): 558-66.

More advanced resources

Chakravartty, A. (2011) ‘Scientific Realism’, in E.N. Zalta (ed), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2011 Edition).