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1-10 of 42 results in Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)
This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency,...
Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge
an uneasy relationship
Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise...
Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge
Human Rights and First Australians’ Wellbeing
Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians’ Wellbeing consists of a defence of what is popularly known as the Human Rights Agenda in Indigenous Affairs in Australia. It begins with a consideration of the non-well-being of Indigenous Australians, then unfolding a personal...
Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge
from the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline
The Post Mobile Society: from the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline forms the results of an in-depth and multilateral study on the influence of mobile media on society as well as trends of technologies and applications."Second Offline" refers to the real-world environment whose elements are...
Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge
Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality
The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality offers a robust and multifaceted theoretical account of how, in contemporary western societies, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexual love. The book defends and elaborates Anna G. Jónasdóttir’s...
Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge
Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism
A study of the increasingly precarious relationship between humans and nature, this book seeks to go beyond work already contributed to the environmental movement. It does so by highlighting the importance of experiencing, rather than merely theorizing nature, while realizing that such experience...
Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge
Creativity: A Critical Realist Perspective challenges conventional wisdom on how we define and understand the emergence of creativity. Enhancing creativity is increasingly being suggested as critical to resolving 21st century challenges such as climate change, population growth and enabling...
Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge
Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and...
Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge
A critical realist exploration
David Pilgrim PhD is Professor of Health & Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool....
Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge
The Assumption of Agency Theory revisits the Turing Test and examines what Turing’s assessor knew. It asks important questions about how machines vis à vis humans have been characterized since Turing, and seeks to reverse the trend of looking closely at the machine by asking what humans know...
Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge
Sociology, Health and Health Care: An Essay in Dialectical Critical Realism
To Be Published June 30th 2015
Metatheory for the 21st Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue
To Be Published July 15th 2015
Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change
To Be Published November 30th 2015
Metatheory for the 21st Century: Emancipatory Praxis For Planetary Flourishing
To Be Published December 30th 2015
The Idea of Critique
To Be Published April 15th 2016