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21-30 of 36 results in Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)
Sociological Realism presents a clear and updated discussion of the main tenets and issues of social theory, written by some of the top scholars within the critical realist and relational approach. It connects such approaches systematically to other strands of thought that are central in...
Published March 3rd 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
Dictionary of Critical Realism fulfils a vital gap in the literature, Critical Realism is often criticised for being too opaque and deploying too much jargon, thereby making the concepts inaccessible for a wider audience. However, as Hartwig puts it 'Just as the tools of the various skilled...
Published January 10th 2007 by Routledge
Realist Social Theory and Empirical Research
In this innovative book, theorists and researchers from various social science disciplines explore the potential of realist social theory for empirical research. The examples are drawn from a wide range of fields health and medicine, crime, housing, sociolinguistics, development theory and deal...
Published September 1st 2004 by Routledge
Critical realism has become increasingly important in the way organization and management is studied. This innovative book argues for an alternative to the prevailing ontology, and shows how positivism and its empirical realist ontology can be abandoned without having to accept strong social...
Published June 2nd 2004 by Routledge
The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality
To Be Published December 18th 2013
Understanding Mental Health: A critical realist perspective
To Be Published February 28th 2014
Reality and Self-Realization: Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation
To Be Published March 20th 2014
Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking: A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account
To Be Published April 10th 2014
Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy: A Confluence of Ideas
To Be Published April 21st 2014
Crisis System: A critical realist and environmental critique of contemporary economics
To Be Published July 14th 2014
Metatheory for the 21st Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue
To Be Published July 14th 2014
From one ‘Empire’ to the Next: Why we are where we are after everything we do to be elsewhere
To Be Published September 9th 2014
Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change
To Be Published September 30th 2014