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Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Systematische und historische Perspektiven

[Quantitative Methods in Literary Studies and the Humanities: Systematic and Historical Perspectives]

Ed. by Bernhart, Toni / Willand, Marcus / Richter, Sandra / Albrecht, Andrea

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Der Raum und das Quantitative

Lossau, Julia


Situated at the ›great divide‹ between natural science, social science and the humanities, geography, as an academic discipline, traditionally encompasses both qualitative and quantitative dimensions. This paper explores the relations between ›space‹ - the discipline’s central notion -, on the one hand, and dimensions of the quantitative, on the other hand. In order to do so, three spatial representations are discussed which have played an important role in the discipline’s history: (1) landscape, (2) abstract space, and (3) digital space. It is argued that in employing these representations, geographers have tended to background the qualitative aspects of space, thereby consolidating the prevalent assumption that the qualitative and the quantitative represent two different ontological realms.

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Julia Lossau (2018). Der Raum und das Quantitative. In Toni Bernhart, Marcus Willand, Sandra Richter, Andrea Albrecht (Eds.), Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften: Systematische und historische Perspektiven (pp. 371–388). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300-017

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300

Online ISBN: 9783110523300

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