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New and Published Books

  1. Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

    By Tuukka Kaidesoja

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency,...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research

    Problems of Theory and Practice

    By Dominic Holland

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In this important new text, Holland seeks to explain, by means of social scientific and philosophical inquiry, the difficulties that researchers often experience when attempting to integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines, either individually or as part of a team of subject...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Mobilities and Foucault

    Edited by Katharina Manderscheid, Tim Schwanen, David Tyfield

    Although Foucault’s work has been employed and embraced enthusiastically by some ‘mobilities’ scholars, discussion across these two traditions to date has mostly been partial and unsystematic. Yet Foucault’s work can make critical contributions, for example, to thinking about governing mobilities...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Injustice, Inequality and Ethics

    A Philosophical Introduction to Moral Problems

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Abortion, distribution of wealth, civil disobedience, reverse discrimination, sex-role stereotyping, censorship – what does philosophy have to contribute to these practical moral issues? In this important book, first published in 1982, Robin Barrow argues convincingly that the capacity to make fine...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Rules, Magic and Instrumental Reason

    A Critical Interpretation of Peter Winch's Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Berel Dov Lerner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Radical Sociology of Durkheim and Mauss

    Edited by Mike J. Gane

    In this outstanding collection, Mike Gane brings together a selection of key articles on Durkheim and Mauss showing their points of convergence and divergence. Included here are Mauss's 'A sociological assessment of Bolshevism 1924-5' and his 'Letters on Communism, Fascism and Nazism'. This is an...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Pierre Bourdieu, Organization, and Management

    Edited by Ahu Tatli, Mustafa Ozbilgin, Mine Karatas-Ozkan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Pierre Bourdieu, the French sociologist, philosopher, and anthropologist, has been widely studied and analyzed in academic circles, particularly in sociology, where his ideas about power relations in social life helped to define the contemporary field. While many other sociological theories and...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Essays on: The Nature and State of Modern Economics

    By Tony Lawson

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    What do modern academic economists do? What currently is mainstream economics? What is neoclassical economics? And how about heterodox economics? How do the central concerns of modern economists, whatever their associations or allegiances, relate to those traditionally taken up in the discipline?...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Finance in the 21st Century

    From Hubris to Disgrace

    Edited by Patrick O'Sullivan, Nigel F. B. Allington, Mark Esposito

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Since 2008, the financial sector has been the subject of extensive criticism. Much of this criticism has focused on the morality of the actors involved in the crisis and its extended aftermath. This book analyses the key moral and political philosophical issues of the crisis and relates them to the...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge