Geography: present state and perspectives
La geografía: estado actual y perspectivas
Hernández Gurruchaga, Hilario
Present day geography is being a product of a scientific revolution. Theretore, ithas been in an adaptative process during last years. This process includestheoretical quantitative and perceptual aspects (ecological paradigm).The present doy state of Geography shows that at the last quarter ofcentury geographers have a new material and conceptual equipment, whichcontains: orientation toward problems solution, locational and ecological paradigms,philosophical modurity, integration to other sciences and disciplinarysocial relevance.With regard to Chilean Geography, i t was developed partly in isolation untilthe 70' s. Then, i t began. a period of changes. In order to carry out tl em, threetypes of integration would have to be developed: paradigmatic, between traditional roots and new directions and between methods and problems.