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See also epistemology; Thomas theorem. 1. Broadly, the stance that the truth of any knowledge or fact is tied to a particular frame of ...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
727 words

...as reminders or as spatial stories, than as scientific representations of the world based on surveyed data. Replacing the piecemeal frameworks of medieval cartography was the adoption of a single universal system of measuring and representing the world that utilized linear perspectivism and Cartesian rationality, underpinned by notions of objectivity , functionality, and ordering. The resulting transformation in cartographic thinking made the world knowable, navigable, and claimable through a shared framework of scientific endeavour that was translatable...

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