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Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

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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.

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A Hospice in Change Applied Social Realist Theory

A Hospice in Change: Applied Social Realist Theory

1st Edition

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 ...

Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research Problems of Theory and Practice

Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research: Problems of Theory and Practice

1st Edition

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 ...

Dictionary of Critical Realism

Dictionary of Critical Realism

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Maurice Mandelbaum and American Critical Realism

Maurice Mandelbaum and American Critical Realism

1st Edition

Edited By Ian F. 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 ...

Contradictions of Archaeological Theory Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory

Contradictions of Archaeological Theory: Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory

1st Edition

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 ...

Transcendence Critical Realism and God

Transcendence: Critical Realism and God

1st Edition

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 ...

Capitalism and Citizenship The Impossible Partnership

Capitalism and Citizenship: The Impossible Partnership

1st Edition

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 ...

A Social Theory of the Nation-State The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism

A Social Theory of the Nation-State: The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism

1st Edition

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 ...

(Mis)recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justice Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu

(Mis)recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justice: Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu

1st Edition

Edited 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, ...

Rethinking Marxism From Kant and Hegel to Marx and Engels

Rethinking Marxism: From Kant and Hegel to Marx and Engels

1st Edition

By Jolyon Agar
January 02, 2007

This clear and accessible book will be of use to social theorists and politcal scholars, to all those looking for a new understanding of the complex relationship between Kant, Hegel, Marx and Engels and to those who seek an introduction to dialectical critical realism in general and its ...

Being and Worth

Being and Worth

1st Edition

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 ...

Critical Realism and Marxism

Critical Realism and Marxism

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

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