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Critical Realism

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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 across Disciplines

These titles are not part of a formal series, but show the versatility of critical realism by using it as a tool to address problems across disparate fields.

  1. Critical Realism in Economics

    Development and Debate

    Edited by Steve Fleetwood

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Drawing on the fields of economic methodology and economic theory, this title opens up new forms of investigation in economics and transforms the nature of economic reasoning. The work combines contributions from authors critical of this approach with those who are concerned to clarify its full...

    Published December 3rd 1998 by Routledge

  2. The Metaphysics of Perception

    Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism

    By Paul Coates

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and metaphysics....

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. Critical Realism

    The Difference it Makes

    Edited by Justin Cruickshank

    This book introduces social scientists to the difference that critical realism can make to theorising and methodological problems within the contemporary social sciences. The chapters, which cover such topics as cultural studies, feminism, globalization, heterodox economics, education policy, the...

    Published January 24th 2007 by Routledge