Marxism and Realism

A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences

By Sean Creaven

© 2002 – Routledge

336 pages

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About the Book

This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism.

Table of Contents



Part I: Critical Realism and Marxism

Part II: Organisms, Subjects and Society

Part III: Subjects, Actors and Agents

Part IV: Structure Power and Conflict


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