City, The: An Urban Cosmology

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Continuing the argument of Grange’s highly acclaimed Nature, this book develops a theory of good urban growth and development that involves both the physical and the cultural dimensions of city life. The City offers a “Cityscape” that illuminates the central importance of place in urban experience, and it also constructs a radically new “Urban Semiotics” that opens up novel ways to measure the effects media have on human experience. In applying the thought of Peirce, Mead, Dewey, and Whitehead to the contemporary city, Grange reasserts American philosophy’s classical purpose—to make a real difference in the concrete lives of human beings.
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Joseph Grange is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of Nature: An Environmental Cosmology, also published by SUNY Press.

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