Critical Realism: Essential Readings

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Routledge, 1998 - Philosophy - 756 pages
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Table of Contents Critical Realism : Essential Readings by Bhaskar, Roy Terms of Use General introduction p. ix Part I Transcendental realism and science p. 1 1 Introduction: Basic texts and developments Roy Bhaskar and Tony Lawson p. 3 2 Philosophy and scientific realism Roy Bhaskar p. 16 3 The logic of scientific discovery Roy Bhaskar p. 48 4 Conceptual and natural necessity R. Harre and E.H. Madden p. 104 5 Abstraction: A realist interpretation Andrew Sayer p. 120 6 Economic science without experimentation / Abstraction Tony Lawson p. 144 Part II Critical naturalism and social science p. 187 7 Introduction: Realism in the social sciences Margaret Archer p. 189 8 Societies Roy Bhaskar p. 206 9 Stratified explanation and Marx's conception of history Andrew Collier p. 258 10 Realism and social science William Outhwaite p. 282 11 Realism and social science: Some comments on Roy Bhaskar's 'The Possibility of Naturalism' Ted Benton p. 297 12 A realist social science Peter Manicas p. 313 13 Four concepts of social structure Douglas V. Porpora p. 339 14 Realism and morphogenesis Margaret Archer p. 356 Part III The theory of explanatory critiques p. 383 15 Introduction: Explanatory critiques Roy Bhaskar and Andrew Collier p. 385 16 Reason as dialectic: Science, social science and socialist science Roy Edgley p. 395 17 Facts and values: Theory and practice / Reason and the dialectic of human emancipation / Depth, rationality and change Roy Bhaskar p. 409 18 Explanation and emancipation Andrew Collier p. 444 19 Neutrality in the social sciences: On Bhaskar's argument for an essential emancipatory impulse in social science Hugh Lacey p. 473 20 Addressing the cultural system Margaret Archer p. 503 21 The praxiology of legal judgement Alan Norrie p. 544 Part IV Dialectic and dialectical critical realism p. 559 22 Introduction: Dialectic and dialectical critical realism Roy Bhaskar and Alan Norrie p. 561 23 Critical realism and dialectic Roy Bhaskar p. 575 24 Dialectical critical realism and ethics Roy Bhaskar p. 641 25 The power of negative thinking Andrew Collier p. 688 26 Realism and formalism in ethics Andrew Collier p. 695 27 The limits of justice: Finding fault in the criminal law Alan Norrie p. 702 28 Between structure and difference: Law's relationality Alan Norrie p. 723 Index p. 740 Copyright 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved. Summary Critical Realism : Essential Readings by Bhaskar, Roy Terms of use Critical realism is a movement in philosophy and the human sciences closely associated with the work of Roy Bhaskar. This collection of essays makes accessible key readings to stimulate debate about and within critical realism. Sections correspond to four parts of the writings of Bhaskar: his transcendental realist and critical naturalist philosophies of science, the theory of explanatory critique, and the theme of dialectic. Nine of 28 essays are written completely or in part by Bhaskar. Archer is a professor of sociology at the University of Warwick. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Copyright 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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