SEMANTIC OUTLINES OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY
- geographic factology, geographical phenomenology, geographic modeling, geographical conceptology, geographical praxeology
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The authors consider the process of geographical knowledge of spatial reality, perceived as a multi-level structure. The image of geographical science is presented in new contour lines and research opportunities. There is hardly sufficient reason for geographers to "privatize" space – one of the three categories of the world (space, time and matter), since all Sciences have spatial quality. Geography is not a "super science" of spatial relations, since this assumption automatically narrows the field of study of many other Sciences, as well as cannot be considered a generalizing or law-making science of spatial relations. It is argued that by its very nature topology does not and cannot answer the basic question of geography about the identification of the subject of science. The authors' position is reduced to rethinking the structural content of modern geography and actualization of its subject image. This does not change the main object
of geography - connections, interactions, circuits, correlation relations, etc., confined to a specific spatial arena and beyond the microcosm. The role of praxiology - the doctrine of human activity, the realization of human values in real life-is increasing.