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New and Published Books

  1. Law, Psychoanalysis, Society

    Taking the Unconscious Seriously

    By Maria Aristodemou

    'I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' we say in a court of law. 'In a court of law, the truth is precisely what we will not say', says Lacan. ‘If God is dead, everything is permitted’, writes Dostoyevsky. ‘If God is dead, everything is prohibited’, responds Lacan....

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Maurice Mandelbaum and American Critical Realism

    Edited by Ian F. Verstegen

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Many have wondered about the similarity in name of American critical realism and the movement of the same name begun by Roy Bhaskar. The figure of Maurice Mandelbaum complicates the relationship, not only due to his career bridging the two movements but also Mandelbaum’s concern not only with...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Contradictions of Archaeological Theory

    Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory

    By Sandra Wallace

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Is current archaeological theory stuck at an impasse? Sandra Wallace argues that archaeological theory has become mired as a result of logical and ontological contradictions. By showing that these contradictions are a result of common underlying philosophical assumptions and fallacies this book is...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Critical Realism and Spirituality

    Edited by Mervyn Hartwig, Jamie Morgan

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Spirituality (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Critical Realism and Spirituality contextualizes, delineates, explores and critiques the turn to spirituality and religion in critical realism, which has been under way since the mid-1990s, as well as telling its story. It provides incisive discussion and anaysis of the following broad questions:...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

    By Nick Hostettler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ontology Revisited

    Metaphysics in Social and Political Philosophy

    By Ruth Groff

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Groff's argument runs counter to the familiar anti-metaphysical habit. Social and political philosophy, she maintains, is not as metaphysically neutral as it may seem. Even the most deontological of theories connects up with an attendant set of philosophical commitments regarding what kinds of...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy

    By Jenneth Parker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability

    To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking

    A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

    By Kathryn Dean

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking proposes a historical materialist ethic of human flourishing understood in terms of the practice of citizenship. It focuses on the ways in which capitalism’s necessary mode of thinking – analytical thinking – impedes the nurturing of capabilities for...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

    By Anthony Elliott, Charles Lemert

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert examine the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond. When first published, the book’s wide range set new standards for introductory...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Conversations About Reflexivity

    Edited by Margaret S. Archer

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    " Reflexivity" is defined as the regular exercise of the mental ability, shared by all normal people, to consider themselves in relation to their (social) contexts and vice versa. In addition to this sociological interest, it allows us to hold idle or trivial internal conversations. Focussing fully...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge