|A excerpt on the social physics school by English human geographer Ron Johnston, whose leaders are Americans sociophysicist John Q. Stewart and geographer William Warntz. |
“There is no longer an excuse to ignore the fact that human beings, on average and at least in certain circumstances, obey mathematical rules resembling in a general way some of the primitive ‘laws’ of physics.”
The term "social physics school" seems to be specific to human geography works, used in a specific way, it seems, in regards to theories on population potentials and demographic gravity theories; the terms "social physics", and the related: social mechanics, sociophysics, human physics, etc., are more general terms.
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● Princeton Department of Social Physics
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(b) Ron Johnston (geographer) – Wikipedia.
2. (a) Phillips, Martin. (2005). “Philosophical Arguments in Human Geography”, in: Contested Worlds: An Introduction to Human Geography (editor: Martin Phillips) (§2, pgs. 13-86; social physics school, pg. 18). Ashgate Publishing.
(b) Holt-Jensen, Arild. (2009). Geography: History and Concepts (social physics + John Q. Stewart, pg. 87). Sage.
● Panchamukhi, Vadiraj R. (1978). Trade Policies of India (§: Social Physics School, pgs. 9-12). Concept Publishing Company.
● Robinson, Vaughan. (1996). Geography and Migration (“social physics” school, pg. 18). Edward Elgar Publishing.
● Phillips, Martin. (2005). “Philosophical Arguments in Human Geography”, in: Contested Worlds: An Introduction to Human Geography (editor: Martin Phillips) (§2, pgs. 13-86; social physics school, pg. 18). Ashgate Publishing.
● Gravity model in Geography (Dutch → English) – Wikipedia.