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21-30 of 39 results in Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)
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 20th 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 21st 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 29th 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 25th 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 18th 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 27th 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 18th 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 7th 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 24th 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 11th 2007 by Routledge
Critical Realism and Housing Research
To Be Published November 1st 2014
Understanding Mental Health: A critical realist exploration
To Be Published November 20th 2014
Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective
To Be Published December 30th 2014
The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism
To Be Published January 31st 2015
Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change
To Be Published February 1st 2015
The Idea of Critique
To Be Published March 15th 2015
Towards a Complex Integral Realism
To Be Published June 15th 2015
Interdisciplinarity and Well-Being
To Be Published July 15th 2015
Metatheory for the 21st Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue
To Be Published July 15th 2015