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OPERATIONAL GEOGRAPHY – GNOSEOLOGICAL, EPISTEMOLOGICAL, CONSTITUENT AND APPLICATIVE REFLECTIONS
I. MAC1
1BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: mac@geografie.ubbcluj.ro
ABSTRACT. – Operational Geography Gnoseological, Epistemological, Constituent and Applicative Reflections. The objectives of geographic knowledge multiplied in time alongside of the interest of people for it, which increased as they became captivated with the surrounding reality. From the familiar, to the remote and vice versa, everything passed through daily life. The approach of knowledge was always completed through the particular, then through the general and, in the end, through the applicative. The cycle of scientific geographic knowledge received enactment and a normative character. Geography received the reward of those who understood its purpose, as a gift. From description to applicability, started the establishing of the entire way of approach and of anthropological practices. Operational approach opened the door to the applicable and to the practical.
Keywords: geographical cycle, normative, operational, applicative, terron, terrology.
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