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Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

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  1. 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 August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Crisis System

    A critical realist and environmental critique of contemporary economics

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Karl Georg Høyer, Petter Naess

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Informed by critical realist ontology, this proposed book will throw light on the nature and causes of three different, but strongly interconnected crises currently ravaging contemporary societies worldwide: an economic crisis, an ecological crisis, and a normative (or moral and...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ontology Revisited

    Metaphysics in Social and Political Philosophy

    By Ruth Groff

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Groff's argument runs counter to the familiar anti-metaphysical habit. Social and political philosophy, she maintains, is not as metaphysically neutral as it may seem. Even the most deontological of theories connects up with an attendant set of philosophical commitments regarding what kinds of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A Realist Theory of Art History

    By Ian Verstegen

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    As the theoretical alignments within academia shift, this book introduces a surprising variety of realism to abolish the old positivist-theory dichotomy that has haunted Art History. Demanding frankly the referential detachment of the objects under study, the book proposes a stratified,...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Engaging with the World

    Agency, Institutions, Historical Formations

    Edited by Margaret S Archer, Andrea Maccarini

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western societies after the world economic crisis of 2008, from the point of view of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge