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Dialectic The Pulse of Freedom

Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
August 13, 2008

Dialectic is now widely regarded as a classic of contemporary philosophy. This book, first published in 1993, sets itself three main aims: the development of a general theory of dialectic, of which Hegelian dialectic can be seen to be a special case; the dialectical enrichment and deepening of...

A Realist Theory of Science

A Realist Theory of Science

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
August 14, 2008

Now acknowledged as a classic in the philosophy of science, A Realist Theory of Science is one of the very few books which has transformed, not only our understanding of science, but that of the nature of the world it studies. Since its original publication in 1975, this book has inspired the ...

From East To West Odyssey of a Soul

From East To West: Odyssey of a Soul

2nd Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
September 23, 2015

In this radical book, Roy Bhaskar expands his philosophy of critical realism with an audacious re-synthesis of many aspects of Western and Eastern thought. Arguing that the existence of God provides the fundamental structure of the world, he renders plausible ideas of reincarnation, karma and ...

Social Origins of Educational Systems

Social Origins of Educational Systems

1st Edition

By Margaret S. Archer
May 16, 2014

This book presents a study of the development of educational systems, focusing on those of England, Denmark, France, and Russia. It provides a theoretical framework that accounts for the major characteristics of national education and the principal changes that such systems have undergone....

Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom

Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
March 17, 2011

First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

From Science to Emancipation Alienation and the Actuality of Enlightenment

From Science to Emancipation: Alienation and the Actuality of Enlightenment

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
February 08, 2012

From Science to Emancipation: Alienation and the Actuality of Enlightenment is the second of three books elaborating Roy Bhaskar’s new philosophy of metaReality, which appeared in rapid succession in 2002. With a new introduction from Mervyn Hartwig, this book contains some of the original ...

The Philosophy of MetaReality Creativity, Love and Freedom

The Philosophy of MetaReality: Creativity, Love and Freedom

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
February 24, 2012

First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Reflections on metaReality Transcendence, Emancipation and Everyday Life

Reflections on metaReality: Transcendence, Emancipation and Everyday Life

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
November 09, 2011

Reflections on meta-Reality is now widely regarded as a landmark in contemporary philosophy. It initiates the philosophy of meta-Reality, the third main phase of Roy Bhaskar’s philosophical thoughts, after original or basic critical realism and dialectical critical realism. Originally published in ...

Reclaiming Reality A Critical Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy

Reclaiming Reality: A Critical Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy

1st Edition

By Roy Prof Bhaskar
December 01, 2010

Originally published in 1989, Reclaiming Reality still provides the most accessible introduction to the increasingly influential multi-disciplinary and international body of thought, known as critical realism. It is designed to "underlabour" both for the sciences, especially the human sciences, and...

Plato Etc The Problems of Philosophy and their Resolution

Plato Etc: The Problems of Philosophy and their Resolution

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
December 01, 2009

In this concise text, Roy Bhaskar sets out to diagnose, explain and resolve the "problems of philosophy". Plato Etc. reviews all the main areas of the subject: the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science; the philosophy of logic and language; the philosophies of space, time and causality; the...

Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation

Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation

1st Edition

By Roy Bhaskar
April 02, 2009

Following on from Roy Bhaskar’s first two books, A Realist Theory of Science and The Possibility of Naturalism,  Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation, establishes the conception of social science as explanatory—and thence emancipatory—critique. Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation ...

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