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Designing Our Way to a Better World$
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Thomas Fisher

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698875

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.001.0001

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Left, Right, and Wrong

Left, Right, and Wrong

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(p.148) 15 Left, Right, and Wrong
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Designing Our Way to a Better World
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Thomas Fisher

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0015

The chapter examines the politics of planning and urban design, and how they reflect the oppositional nature of contemporary thinking. Despite oppositional thinking’s long history in Western culture, the chapter pleads for another equally strong tradition: the “opposable” thinking that allows us to hold seemingly opposite ideas in the mind simultaneously and imagine solutions that embrace such apparently opposite goals. Design’s abductive nature epitomizes such opposable thinking, and the author argues for according it a stronger role in politics.

Keywords:   oppositional thinking, opposable thinking, Western culture, politics of planning, urban design, abductive thinking

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