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21-30 of 38 results in Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)
Volume 1: An introduction to critical realism and childhood studies
"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
A New Paradigm for the Social Sciences
‘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
Volume 1: Illustrations and Philosophical Preliminaries
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
Critical realism and the Nordic Contributions
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
Transforming Knowledge and Practice for Our Global Future
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 24th 2010 by Routledge
A Personal Perspective
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 17th 2010 by Routledge
Dialectical Critical Realism and the Grounds of Justice
Dialectic and Difference is the first systematic exploration of Roy Bhaskar’s dialectical philosophy and its implications for ethics and justice. That philosophy has three aims: a dialecticisation of original critical realism, a ‘critical realisation’ of dialectic, and a metacritique of western...
Published October 26th 2009 by Routledge
A Critical Realist Approach
This book takes an in-depth look into recent developments in European social democracy. It begins by highlighting the somewhat paradoxical turn by a number of social democratic parties towards enhanced support for European integration, a move that has occurred despite the apparently ‘neoliberal’...
Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge
The Recovery of Human Agency
In the 18th century, the pre-modern Judeo-Greco-Christian problem of freedom and determinism is transformed by Kant into the modern problem of the freedom of human agency in the natural and cultural worlds of deterministic structures; it is this version of the freedom and determinism issue which...
Published January 6th 2009 by Routledge
Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu
Nancy Fraser’s work provides a theory of justice from multiple perspectives which has created a powerful frame for the analysis of political, moral and pragmatic dilemmas in an era of global capitalism and cultural pluralism. It has been developed through dialogue with key contemporary thinkers,...
Published December 23rd 2007 by Routledge
Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective
To Be Published December 29th 2014
Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change
To Be Published January 31st 2015
The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism
To Be Published February 1st 2015
The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality
To Be Published February 20th 2015
The Idea of Critique
To Be Published March 14th 2015
Towards a Complex Integral Realism
To Be Published March 29th 2015
The Post Mobile Society: from the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline
To Be Published April 29th 2015
Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians’ Wellbeing
To Be Published May 10th 2015
Sociology, Health and Health Care: An Essay in Dialectical Critical Realism
To Be Published June 29th 2015
Interdisciplinarity and Well-Being
To Be Published July 14th 2015