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Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective

Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lee Martin
December 31, 2021

Creativity: A Critical Realist Perspective challenges conventional wisdom on how we define and understand the emergence of creativity. Enhancing creativity is increasingly being suggested as critical to resolving 21st century challenges such as climate change, population growth and enabling ...

Critical Realism And Criminological Theory Towards a New Radical Criminology

Critical Realism And Criminological Theory: Towards a New Radical Criminology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sean Creaven
December 31, 2021

Critical Realism and Criminological Theory represents an attempt to revitalise the project of The New Criminology, accomplished by means of a critical review of key theoretical perspectives in criminology, and the attempt to synthesise the usable and valuable elements of these into a fully ...

From one ‘Empire’ to the Next Why we are where we are after everything we do to be elsewhere

From one ‘Empire’ to the Next: Why we are where we are after everything we do to be elsewhere

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Radha D'Souza
December 31, 2021

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

The Idea of Critique

The Idea of Critique

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Craig Reeves
December 31, 2021

The Idea of Critique addresses the shortcomings of existing literature by developing an original, detailed and comprehensive interpretation of Bhaskar’s account of explanatory critique, exhibiting the dialectical unity of his thought at a deep level, and situating and defending his account as a ...

A Complex Integral Realist Perspective Towards A New Axial Vision

A Complex Integral Realist Perspective: Towards A New Axial Vision

1st Edition

By Paul Marshall
December 21, 2017

This book sketches the contours of a vision that moves beyond the dominant paradigm or worldview that underlies and governs modernity (and postmodernity). It does so by drawing on the remarkable leap in human consciousness that occurred during the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are ...

Structure, Culture and Agency Selected Papers of Margaret Archer

Structure, Culture and Agency: Selected Papers of Margaret Archer

1st Edition

By Tom Brock, Mark Carrigan, Graham Scambler
November 23, 2016

Professor Margaret Archer is a leading critical realist and major contemporary social theorist. This edited collection seeks to celebrate the scope and accomplishments of her work, distilling her theoretical and empirical contributions into four sections which capture the essence and trajectory of ...

Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community

Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community

1st Edition

By Abdullahi Haji-Abdi
October 10, 2016

Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community equips new researchers with a simplified knowledge of critical realism suitable to the degree of their comprehension. Moreover, it offers a step by step example of research using all levels of critical realism. This book resulted from the ...

Post-Secularism, Realism and Utopia Transcendence and Immanence from Hegel to Bloch

Post-Secularism, Realism and Utopia: Transcendence and Immanence from Hegel to Bloch

1st Edition

By Jolyon Agar
October 10, 2016

 This book explores the contribution to recent developments in post-secularism, philosophical realism and utopianism made by key thinkers in the Hegelian tradition. It challenges dominant assumptions about what the relationship between religion and our so-called "secular age" should be that ...

Reality and Self-Realization Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

Reality and Self-Realization: Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

1st Edition

By MinGyu Seo
October 10, 2016

Since the publication of Roy Bhaskar’s A Realist Theory of Science in 1975, critical realism has been evolved as one of the new developments in the areas of philosophy of natural and social science which offers an alternatively fresh view to the existing theories including positivism and ...

Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking: A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

1st Edition

By Kathryn Dean
August 03, 2016

Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking proposes a historical materialist ethic of human flourishing understood in terms of the practice of citizenship. It focuses on the ways in which capitalism’s necessary mode of thinking – analytical thinking – impedes the nurturing of capabilities for...

Understanding Mental Health A critical realist exploration

Understanding Mental Health: A critical realist exploration

1st Edition

By David Pilgrim
August 03, 2016

David Pilgrim PhD is Professor of Health & Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool....

Crisis System A critical realist and environmental critique of economics and the economy

Crisis System: A critical realist and environmental critique of economics and the economy

1st Edition

Edited By Petter Naess, Leigh Price
July 05, 2016

This book throws light onto the nature and causes of three different but strongly interconnected crises in contemporary societies worldwide: an economic crisis, an ecological crisis and a normative (moral and political) crisis. These crises are reflected in the profoundly inequitable distribution ...

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