Emancipatory Praxis For Planetary Flourishing
This volume is a ‘stand alone’ follow up and companion to the forthcoming volume Metatheory for the 21st-Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue. Whereas Vol. I is primarily theoretical in its focus, this volume (Vol. II) will build on many of the theoretical foundations laid in...
To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge
Odyssey of a Soul, 2nd Edition
In this radical book, Roy Bhaskar expands his philosophy of critical realism with an audacious re-synthesis of many aspects of Western and Eastern thought. Arguing that the existence of God provides the fundamental structure of the world, he renders plausible ideas of reincarnation, karma and...
To Be Published August 30th 2015 by Routledge
Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue
In the fall of 2011, Integral Institute and the Integral Research Center hosted the Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium at John F. Kennedy University, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event was dreamed up by Roy Bhaskar and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, was envisaged with the intention of...
To Be Published July 15th 2015 by Routledge
A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences, 4th Edition
Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable...
Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge
Creativity, Love and Freedom
The Philosophy of MetaReality: Creativity, Love and Freedom is the third of three books elaborating Roy Bhaskar?s philosophy of metaReality, which appeared in rapid succession in 2002. A big, rich book teaming with ideas, The Philosophy of MetaReality is undoubtedly the magnum opus of Bhaskar?s...
Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge
Alienation and the Actuality of Enlightenment
From Science to Emancipation: Alienation and the Actuality of Enlightenment is the second of three books elaborating Roy Bhaskar’s new philosophy of metaReality, which appeared in rapid succession in 2002. With a new introduction from Mervyn Hartwig, this book contains some of the original...
Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge
Critical realism and the Nordic Contributions
Building on its origins at a seminar in Oslo organized by two of the editors, this book combines classic texts of Nordic ecophilosophy and the original contributions of those influenced by this tradition to present the view that critical realism is indeed a worthy intellectual tradition to...
Published September 29th 2011 by Routledge
Transcendence, Emancipation and Everyday Life
Reflections on meta-Reality is now widely regarded as a landmark in contemporary philosophy. It initiates the philosophy of meta-Reality, the third main phase of Roy Bhaskar’s philosophical thoughts, after original or basic critical realism and dialectical critical realism. Originally published in...
Published September 22nd 2011 by Routledge
In Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom Roy Bhaskar sets out to develop a critique of the work of Richard Rorty, who must be one of the most influential authors of recent decades. In a brilliant tour de force, Bhaskar shows how Rorty falls victim to the very epistemological problematic Rorty himself...
Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge
A Critical Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy
Originally published in 1989, Reclaiming Reality still provides the most accessible introduction to the increasingly influential multi-disciplinary and international body of thought, known as critical realism. It is designed to "underlabour" both for the sciences, especially the human sciences, and...
Published October 18th 2010 by Routledge