The emphasis of this book is to explore two major philosophical influences in contemporary human geography, namely logical positivism and Marxism, and to explore the relationships between philosophy, methodology and geographical research. Rather than being a biography of David Harvey, the book contributes to the understanding of one of the most innovative and iconoclastic scholars in contemporary Anglo-American human geography.
1. Introduction. 2. Logical Empricist Geography: Scientific Explanation and Theory 3. Embracing Marxist Method: From Social Justice to Operational Structuralism 4. Applying Marxist Method: Urbanism under Capitalism and the Marxist Analytical Framework 5. Conclusion. Appendix: David Harvey’s Writings, 1961-1981. Bibliography. Indices.