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Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

Series Editor: Roy Bhaskar

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  1. The Denial of Nature

    Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

    By Arne Johan Vetlesen

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  2. Metatheory for the 21st Century

    Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Nicholas Hedlund-de Witt

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective

    By Lee Martin

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  4. Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  5. Understanding Mental Health

    A critical realist exploration

    By David Pilgrim

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  6. The Assumption of Agency Theory

    By Kate Forbes-Pitt

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  7. Sociological Realism

    Edited by Andrea Maccarini, Emmanuele Morandi, Riccardo Prandini

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Sociological Realism presents a clear and updated discussion of the main tenets and issues of social theory, written by some of the top scholars within the critical realist and relational approach. It connects such approaches systematically to other strands of thought that are central in...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Economics of Science: A Critical Realist Overview

    Volume 2: Towards a Synthesis of Political Economy and Science and Technology Studies

    By David Tyfield

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Dramatic and controversial changes in the funding of science over the past two decades, towards its increasing commercialization, have stimulated a huge literature trying to set out an "economics of science". Whether broadly in favour or against these changes, the vast majority of these frameworks...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Dynamic Embodiment for Social Theory

    "I move therefore I am"

    By Brenda Farnell

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book presents a series of ontological investigations into an adequate theory of embodiment for the social sciences. Informed by a new realist philosophy of causal powers, it seeks to articulate a concept of dynamic embodiment, one that positions human body movement, and not just ‘the body’ at...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

    By Nick Hostettler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge