Critical realism is one of the most influential new developments in the philosophy of science and in the social sciences, providing a powerful alternative to positivism and post modernism. This series will explore the critical realist position in philosophy and across the social sciences.
Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research Problems of Theory and Practice
Dictionary of Critical Realism
Maurice Mandelbaum and American Critical Realism
Contradictions of Archaeological Theory Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory
Transcendence Critical Realism and God
Being and Worth
Critical Realism and Marxism
By Martin Lipscomb
October 10, 2016
A Hospice in Change: Applied Social Realist Theory reports upon a study into aspects of the ways in which structural and organisational developments, professional cultures and ‘bedside’ or patient focused clinical practice interact within a single UK institution. While the findings of this study ...
By Dominic Holland
May 21, 2015
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 ...
By Mervyn Hartwig
April 19, 2007
Dictionary of Critical Realism fulfils a vital gap in the literature, Critical Realism is often criticised for being too opaque and deploying too much jargon, thereby making the concepts inaccessible for a wider audience. However, as Hartwig puts it 'Just as the tools of the various skilled trades ...
By Ian Verstegen
May 30, 2014
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 ...
By Sandra Wallace
May 16, 2014
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 ...
By Margaret S. Archer, Andrew Collier, Douglas V. Porpora
June 15, 2004
Atheism as a belief does not have to present intellectual credentials within academia. Yet to hold beliefs means giving reasons for doing so, ones which may be found wanting. Instead, atheism is the automatic default setting within the academic world. Conversely, religious belief confronts a ...
By Kathryn Dean
September 25, 2003
Can capitalism and citizenship co-exist? In recent years advocates of the Third Way have championed the idea of public-spirited capitalism as the antidote to the many problems confronting the modern world. This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship, exploring the human abilities ...
By Daniel Chernilo
August 28, 2007
A Social Theory of the Nation-State: the political forms of modernity beyond methodological nationalism, construes a novel and original social theory of the nation-state. It rejects nationalistic ways of thinking that take the nation-state for granted as much as globalist orthodoxy that speaks of ...
By Terry Lovell
September 17, 2007
Nancy Fraser’s work provides a theory of justice from multiple perspectives which has created a powerful frame for the analysis of political, moral and pragmatic dilemmas in an era of global capitalism and cultural pluralism. It has been developed through dialogue with key contemporary thinkers, ...
By Jolyon Agar
January 02, 2007
First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Andrew Collier
July 26, 1999
Being and Worth extends recent depth-realist philosophy to the question of values. It argues that beings both in the natural and human worlds have worth in themselves, whether we recognise it or not. This view is defended through and account of the human mind as essentially ...
By Andrew Brown, Steve Fleetwood, John Michael Roberts
November 21, 2001
This book examines the relationship between critical realism and Marxism. The authors argue that critical realism and Marxism have much to gain from each other. This is the first book to address the controversial debates between critical realism and Marxism, and it does so from a wide range if ...