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Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

Series Editor: Roy Bhaskar

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  1. What's Critical About Critical Realism?

    Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory

    By Frédéric Vandenberghe

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    What's Critical About Critical Realism?: Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory draws together 4 major articles that are situated at the intersection of philosophy and sociology. Preceded by a general presentation of Bhaskar´s work, critical realism is used to reconstruct the...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy

    A Confluence of Ideas

    By John Mingers

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy: A Confluence of Ideas seeks to re-address the whole question of philosophy and systems thinking for the twenty first century and provide a new work that would be of value to both systems and philosophy. This is a highly opportune time when...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Reality and Self-Realization

    Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

    By MinGyu Seo

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the publication of Roy Bhaskar’s A Realist Theory of Science in 1975, critical realism has been evolved as one of the new developments in the areas of philosophy of natural and social science which offers an alternatively fresh view to the existing theories including positivism and...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking

    A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

    By Kathryn Dean

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking proposes a historical materialist ethic of human flourishing understood in terms of the practice of citizenship. It focuses on the ways in which capitalism’s necessary mode of thinking – analytical thinking – impedes the nurturing of capabilities for...

    Published March 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Contradictions of Love

    Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality

    By Lena Gunnarsson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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 December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community

    By Abdullahi Haji-Abdi

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community equips new researchers with a simplified knowledge of critical realism suitable to the degree of their comprehension. Moreover, it offers a step by step example of research using all levels of critical realism. This book resulted from the...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Post-Secularism, Realism and Utopia

    Transcendence and Immanence from Hegel to Bloch

    By Jolyon Agar

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book explores the contribution to recent developments in post-secularism, philosophical realism and utopianism made by key thinkers in the Hegelian tradition. It challenges dominant assumptions about what the relationship between religion and our so-called "secular age" should be that...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Conversations About Reflexivity

    Edited by Margaret S. Archer

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    " Reflexivity" is defined as the regular exercise of the mental ability, shared by all normal people, to consider themselves in relation to their (social) contexts and vice versa. In addition to this sociological interest, it allows us to hold idle or trivial internal conversations. Focussing fully...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing

    an uneasy relationship

    By Jin Xue

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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 August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

    By Tuukka Kaidesoja

    Series: 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 June 30th 2013 by Routledge