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Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

Series Editor: Roy Bhaskar

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  1. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change

    Transforming Knowledge and Practice for Our Global Future

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Cheryl Frank, Karl Georg Høyer, Petter Naess, Jenneth Parker

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is a major new book addressing one of the most challenging questions of our time. Its unique standpoint is based on the recognition that effective and coherent interdisciplinarity is necessary to deal with the issue of climate change, and the multitude of...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Formation of Critical Realism

    A Personal Perspective

    By Roy Bhaskar, Mervyn Hartwig

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This series of interviews, conducted in the form of exchanges between Roy Bhaskar and Mervyn Hartwig, tells a riveting story of the formation and development of critical realism. Three intersecting and interweaving narratives unfold in the course of this unfinished story: the personal narrative of...

    Published January 18th 2010 by Routledge