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Critical Realism

The Difference it Makes

Edited by Justin Cruickshank

© 2003 – Routledge

256 pages

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About the Book

Critical realism is a movement in philosophy and the human sciences most closely associated with the work of Roy Bhaskar. Since the publication of Bhaskars A Realist Theory of Science, critical realism has had a profound influence on a wide range of subjects. This reader makes accessible, in one volume, key readings to stimulate debate about and within critical realism.

It explores the following themes:

* transcendental realist

* the theory of explanatory critique

* dialectics

* Bhaskar's critical naturalist philosophy of science.


'The book contains a solid introduction, is well edited and should be accessible to students as well as experts across a wide range of social scientific and humanities disciplines.' - Journal of Critical Realism 2:1 November 2003, Gary Potter

'In demonstrating both the dangers and avoidability of idealism, and in outlining an alternative, the collection will serve as a useful work of reference for social scientists.' - Andrew Sayer, Sociology

Table of Contents

Part I: The Self - Method and Ethics

Part II: Social Science and Critique after the Linguistic Turn

Part III: Method, Politics and Policy

Part IV: Political Economy and Globalism

About the Editor

Justin Cruickshank is Lecturer in the Methodology and Philosophy of Social Science at Nottingham Trent University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General