Critical Realism

New Titles and Key Backlist 2012


Part of Routledge Sociology, the Critical Realism list is dedicated to publishing classic and cutting-edge titles that explore the implications of the critical realist philosophy across a wide range of fields and disciplines.


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Critical Realism & Spirituality

This new series follows up on debates generated by the so-called ‘spiritual turn’ in critical realism, initiated by Bhaskar’s From East to West. It explores the interface of critical realism and spirituality, whether in explicitly religious or secular form (as in metaReality). The first book published in this series is Critical Realism and Spirituality, edited by Mervyn Hartwig and Jamie Morgan.

  1. Christianity and Critical Realism

    Ambiguity, Truth and Theological Literacy

    By Andrew Wright

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

    One of the key achievements of critical realism has been to expose the modernist myth of universal reason, which holds that authentic knowledge claims must be objectively ‘pure’, uncontaminated by the subjectivity of local place, specific time and particular culture. Wright aims to address...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 September 28th 2011 by Routledge