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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Milerius, Nerijus
Title: Miestas ir du pamatiniai nekrologai
Other Title: The city and two fundamental necrologies
Is part of: Darbai ir dienos, 2005, nr. 41, p. 125-133
Date: 2005
Abstract: The end of 19th and the 20th centuries are pervaded by "intellectual necrologies" announced by vari¬ems philosophers. First, the death of God has been foretold. Second, Philosophy itself has come to end. Third, such crucial entities as Art and History have vanished from the intellectual milieu. Ali of these necrologies have been accepted as something that had not affected the everyday life of ordinary hu-man being. The only necrology to which common sense does not cease to resist is "The Death of Geography". Does not everyday experience prove the very existence of a city and, therefore, legitimate the geographical discourse? The accurate examinations of the "intellectual necrologies", however, reveals a close connection between the first "necrology" of death of God and the second necrology, that of the death of Geography. It is argued that the concept of divine vision has been transformed into the concept of impersonal, objective, neutral Eye. It is the con¬cept that stands as necessary condition of objec-tive geographical and cartographical description of a city. Conseąuently, it is described how the critiąue of the concept of impersonal Eye could lead towards non-geographical ("trajectographi-cal") interpretation of a city.
Appears in Collections:Darbai ir dienos / Deeds and Days 2005, nr. 41

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