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11-20 of 38 results in Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)
Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory
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 19th 2014 by Routledge
A Confluence of Ideas
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 15th 2014 by Routledge
Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation
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 18th 2014 by Routledge
A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account
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 12th 2014 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 December 10th 2013 by Routledge
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 10th 2013 by Routledge
Transcendence and Immanence from Hegel to Bloch
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 13th 2013 by Routledge
" 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 11th 2013 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 August 16th 2013 by Routledge
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 July 1st 2013 by Routledge
Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective
To Be Published December 30th 2014
Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change
To Be Published February 1st 2015
The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism
To Be Published February 2nd 2015
The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality
To Be Published February 21st 2015
The Idea of Critique
To Be Published March 15th 2015
Towards a Complex Integral Realism
To Be Published March 30th 2015
The Post Mobile Society: from the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline
To Be Published April 30th 2015
Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians’ Wellbeing
To Be Published May 11th 2015
Sociology, Health and Health Care: An Essay in Dialectical Critical Realism
To Be Published June 30th 2015
Interdisciplinarity and Well-Being
To Be Published July 15th 2015