By DAVID SEAMON

themes one of the essays resurface and resonate. even though our request for essays was once extensive and open-ended, we stumbled on that subject matters equivalent to seeing, authenticity, interpretation, wholeness, care, and residing ran as undercur­ rents all through. Our significant wish is that every essay performs an element in revealing a bigger entire of that means which says a lot a few extra humane relation­ send with areas, environments and the earth as our domestic. half I. Beginnings and instructions at first, we realize the super debt this quantity owes to thinker Martin Heidegger (1890-1976), whose ontological excavations into the character of human lifestyles and which means give you the philosophical foundations for plenty of of the essays, quite these partly I of the amount. primarily else, Heidegger was once appeared via his scholars and co-workers as a grasp instructor. He not just idea deeply yet was once additionally capable of express others the way to imagine and to query. on the grounds that he, probably greater than someone else during this century, presents the guideline for dOing a phenomenology and hermeneutic of humanity's existential scenario, he's seminal for phenomenological and hermeneutical study within the environmental disci­ plines. He provides in his writings what traditional scholarly paintings, particularly the clinical process, lacks; he is helping us to rouse and below­ stand issues via a style that enables them to return forth as they're; he offers a brand new solution to talk about and take care of our human nature and environment.

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As we open ourselves to the world of things and places, we 38 Kimberly Dovey bring them meaning through our care and concern, and at the same time these things and places lend meaning to our sense of identity. Appropriation is rooted, therefore, in a concerned action through which we appropriate aspects of our world as anchors for our self-identity. The importance of the concept of appropriation for the understanding of authenticity lies in this emergence of meaning through action. Our successive appropriations and identifications from past experience form a kind of ontological ground of meaning.

Pp. 103-105, where these issues are discussed in terms of conspicuousness, obtrusiveness and obstinacy. 38. Oardel, L 'Homme et la Terre, p. 2. The following discussion is a summary of pp. 9-41. 2: Geographical experiences 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 4S. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. , p. 21. , p. 40. , p. 35. Heidegger, Being and Time, p. 134-14S. , p. 145. Dardel, L 'Homme et la Terre, p. 56. F. Lukermann, "Geography as a Formal Intellectual Discipline and the Way in Which it Contributes to Human Knowledge," Canadian GeographerS (1964): 167-172.

It is well to remember that our scorn never falls upon that which truly deceives us. Our decrying of the inauthenticity of places and things is all too often a pedantic effort to lend our lives a surface effect of authenticity while a deeper disconnectedness from the places which we inhabit remains unchallenged. Notes 1. The author would like to thank Sandra Gifford, David Seamon, Robert Mugerauer, Lars Lerup, Johanna Drucker, and Dean MacCannell for commentary on various drafts of this essay. 2.

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