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  1. On Christian Belief

    A Defence of a Cognitive Conception of Religious Belief in a Christian Context

    By Andrew Collier

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    "On Christian Belief" offers a defense of realism in the philosophy of religion. It argues that religious belief--with particular reference to Christian belief--unlike any other kind of belief, is cognitive; making claims about what is real, and open to rational discussion between believers and...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Critical Realism and Composition Theory

    By Donald Judd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The field of composition theory has emerged as part of the intellectual turmoil and set of pedagogical debates which have beset higher education for the last four decades and is now revolutionizing the theory and praxis of higher education. This volume examines three of the dominant pedagogical...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Beyond Relativism

    Raymond Boudon, Cognitive Rationality and Critical Realism

    By Cynthia Lins Hamlin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book argues that critical realism offers the theory of cognitive rationality a real way of overcoming the limitations of methodological individualism by recognising both the agents' - and the social structure's - causal powers and liabilities. Cynthia Lins Hamlin persuasively argues that...

    Published January 20th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Against the Spiritual Turn

    Marxism, Realism, and Critical Theory

    By Sean Creaven

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The argument presented in this book is that the recent ‘spiritual’ trajectory of Roy Bhaskar’s work, upon which he first embarked with the publication of his From East to West, undermines the fundamental achievements of his earlier work. The problem with Bhaskar’s new philosophical system (...

    Published January 20th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Explaining Global Poverty

    A Critical Realist Approach

    By Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The twenty-first century is characterized by extremes of poverty and wealth, of scarcity and abundance. The vast inequalties of wealth distribution between the developed west and the impoverished developing world is a complex problem. This book recognises that Africa in particular has manifested&...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Revitalizing Causality

    Realism about Causality in Philosophy and Social Science

    Edited by Ruth Groff

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This cutting edge collection of new and previously published articles by philosophers and social scientists addresses just what it means to invoke causal mechanisms, or powers, in the context of offering a causal explanation. A unique collection, it offers the reader various disciplinary and...

    Published November 16th 2009 by Routledge

  7. A Philosophical History of German Sociology

    By Frédéric Vandenberghe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    A Philosophical History of German Sociology presents a systematic reconstruction of critical theory, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) via Lukács to the Frankfurt School (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). Through an in depth analysis of the theories of alienation,...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Engendering the State

    The International Diffusion of Women's Human Rights

    By Lynn Savery

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Why have states in general been slower to incorporate the international diffusion of women’s human rights norms domestically than other human rights norms and why has the diffusion of these norms varied so greatly between states? Why are some states more responsive and exert more effort than...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Emergentist Marxism

    Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory

    By Sean Creaven

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx’s dialectics of being and consciousness,...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Education Policy and Realist Social Theory

    Primary Teachers, Child-Centred Philosophy and the New Managerialism

    By Robert Wilmott

    Series: Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In Europe welfare state provision has been subjected to 'market forces'. Over the last two decades, the framework of economic competitiveness has become the defining aim of education, to be achieved by new managerialist techniques and mechanisms. This book thoughtfully and persuasively argues...

    Published December 24th 2007 by Routledge

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