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Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

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  1. The Assumption of Agency Theory

    By Kate Forbes-Pitt

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The Assumption of Agency Theory revisits the Turing Test and examines what Turing’s assessor knew. It asks important questions about how machines vis à vis humans have been characterized since Turing, and seeks to reverse the trend of looking closely at the machine by asking what humans know...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge

  2. Sociological Realism

    Edited by Andrea Maccarini, Emmanuele Morandi, Riccardo Prandini

    Series: 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

  3. 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 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 17th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Dialectic and Difference

    Dialectical Critical Realism and the Grounds of Justice

    By Alan Norrie

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  6. The Political Economy of European Social Democracy

    A Critical Realist Approach

    By David J. Bailey

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  7. Science For Humanism

    The Recovery of Human Agency

    By Charles R. Varela

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  8. (Mis)recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justice

    Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu

    Edited by Terry Lovell

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  9. A Dictionary of Critical Realism

    Edited by Mervyn Hartwig

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    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

  10. Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and...

    Published July 26th 2006 by Routledge