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Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

Series Editor: Roy Bhaskar

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  1. Childhoods Real and Imagined

    Volume 1: An introduction to critical realism and childhood studies

    By Priscilla Alderson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    "This book is unusually rewarding in that its author has pulled off the rare trick of providing deep philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to a comprehensive reconsideration of childhood. Priscilla Alderson deploys Bhaskar's 'dialectical critical realism' to excellent effect, illuminating not...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 August 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 June 25th 2012 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 February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Relational Sociology

    A New Paradigm for the Social Sciences

    By Pierpaolo Donati

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    ‘Simultaneous invention’ has become commonplace in the natural sciences, but is still virtually unknown within the sphere of social science. The convergence of two highly compatible versions of Critical Realism from two independent sources is a striking exception. Pierpaolo Donati’s Relational...

    Published January 19th 2012 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 November 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Economics of Science: A Critical Realist Overview

    Volume 1: Illustrations and Philosophical Preliminaries

    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 November 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Ecophilosophy in a World of Crisis

    Critical realism and the Nordic Contributions

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Petter Naess, Karl Georg Høyer

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Building on its origins at a seminar in Oslo organized by two of the editors, this book combines classic texts of Nordic ecophilosophy and the original contributions of those influenced by this tradition to present the view that critical realism is indeed a worthy intellectual tradition to...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge