Place, Space and Hermeneutics

  • Bruce B. Janz

Part of the Contributions to Hermeneutics book series (CONT HERMEN, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Bruce B. Janz
    Pages 1-5
  3. Elements of Place, Space and Hermeneutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Abraham Olivier
      Pages 9-22
    3. Bruce B. Janz
      Pages 23-34
    4. Annika Schlitte
      Pages 35-48
    5. Shaun Gallagher, Sergio F. Martínez, Melina Gastelum
      Pages 83-96
  4. Figures and Thinkers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Robert Mugerauer
      Pages 143-156
    3. Christina M. Gschwandtner
      Pages 169-181
    4. Peter Gratton
      Pages 227-238
    5. Daniel S. McConnell, Stephen M. Fiore
      Pages 261-273
    6. Paul C. Adams
      Pages 275-287
    7. Paloma Puente-Lozano
      Pages 301-316
  5. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Spaces of the Hermeneutics of Place and Space

  6. Annika Schlitte
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book analyzes the hermeneutics of place, raising questions about central issues such as textuality, dialogue, and play. It discusses the central figures in the development of hermeneutics and place, and surveys disciplines and areas in which a hermeneutic approach to place has been fruitful. It covers the range of philosophical hermeneutic theory, both within philosophy itself as well as from other disciplines. In doing so, the volume reflects the state of theorization on these issues, and also looks forward to the implications and opportunities that exist. Philosophical hermeneutics has fundamentally altered philosophy’s approach to place. Issues such as how we dwell in place, how place is imagined, created, preserved, and lost, and how philosophy itself exists in place have become central. While there is much research applying hermeneutics to place, there is little which both reflects on that heritage and critically analyzes a hermeneutic approach to place. This book fills that void by offering a sustained analysis of the central elements, major figures, and disciplinary applications of hermeneutics and place.


Architecture theory Environmental philosophy Geography theory Hermeneutics of place and space Phenomenology of place and space Philosophy and space Philosophy of place Theories of built space Urban theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce B. Janz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52212-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52214-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6087
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6095
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