Journal of Philosophical Investigations

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professort of Geography and Urban Planning Department, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 PhD Candidate of Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


The basic problem of urban man today is to live in an unbalanced and alien world; A world in which many parts are formed outside the sphere of human discretion and action. Since the social world is largely subjective and individual perceptions play an important role in shaping how people view the world around them, in the present study the issue of modern urban living is represented. We cite Broken Windows as a focal point in this shared understanding of modern urban Dwelling and Tarkovsky's Sacrifice as a case study. The research question is how the representation of modern urban Dwelling is influenced by the theory of broken windows? The present study is of qualitative type that is based on an abductive approach; Also, by using Saussure's semiotics, concepts related to the subject of representation (dwelling in modern city) are extracted and using the Grounded Theory method, the theory of broken windows in modern urban dwelling is recognized. The case study is "The Sacrifice by Andrei Tarkovsky (1986)". “The broken windows" represents a sense of rupture, anomie, and uninhibitedness in modern city dwelling that is considered an "Axial phenomenon" in coding. The broken window has been created with modernity and its strategy is the objectification of absolute truth. Self-awareness is the underlying condition and spirituality is considered as the intervening condition in the present approach. The place of Human's dwelling is one of the most important forms of social organization of space, which in the present study means the spatial unity of body, mind, and soul. What can be proposed as the fundamental common point of Tarkovsky's Sacrifice and the Broken Windows and modern urban Dwelling is that: Lack of connection between the general and the particular matter leads to the emergence of dogmatism. Formal Dwelling means all the strict rules that lead to the equal viability of citizens.


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