Geografie 1988, 93, 292-301

The Problem of Determining the Position of Geography within the System of Sciences

Ľudovít Mičian

Katedra fyzickej geografie a kartografie, Prírodovedecká fakulta UK, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Ten different conceptions concerning the position of geography within the system of sciences are characterized in this paper. In the author's opinion, geography occupies a place in the sphere among social, natural, geometric and technological sciences. If geography is to be incorporated into a single group of sciences, we should find it most convenient to place it to the geosciences or to synthetic sciences. According to our opinion, geography is a synthetic geoscience.