1st Edition

The Possibility of Naturalism A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences

By Roy Bhaskar Copyright 1999
    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been  one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and  social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which  is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable alternative to positivism  and post-modernism. This revised edition includes a new foreword.

    Foreword to the Third Edition Chapter 1 Transcendental Realism and the Problem of Naturalism Chapter 2 Societies Chapter 3 Agency Chapter 4 Philosophies


    Roy Bhaskar is the founder of the critical realist movement. He has taught both philosophy and social science as the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Sussex, as well as holding research fellowships at Linacre College, Oxford and City University, London. He is currently the Chair of the Centre for Critical Realism, London.