Place and Placedness

  • Jeff MalpasEmail author
Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 95)


This paper explores the difference between the notions of place and placedness. This difference relates to an important point of differentiation between genuinely a topographical approach and those other approaches that tend to dominate in the existing literature, including approaches associated with ‘situated cognition’. If place is taken as the primary concept, as I argue it should be taken, then that means that being-placed, as it might be viewed as determinative of experience and cognition, has first to be understood in relation to place.


Being-placed Bound Limit Place Placedness Philosophical topography Philosophical topology Situated cognition Situation Situatedness Subjectivism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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