The Difference it Makes
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Critical Realism by Justin Cruickshank
Book DescriptionCritical 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415305983
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Justin Cruickshank
Realism and Sociology, Paperback (January 2007)
Methodological debates in the social sciences have increasingly focused on issues relating to epistemology. This book charts a ground between postmodernism and positivism. It argues that realism can combine a definition of social reality with an anti-foundational approach to knowledge. It develops the realist anti-foundationalism.
Critical Realism, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Justin Cruickshank
Introduces social scientists to the difference that critical realism can make to theorising and methodological problems within the contemporary social sciences. This book covers such topics as cultural studies, feminism, globalization, heterodox economics, education policy, the self, and the 'underclass' debate and deals with ethics.
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Author Biography - Justin Cruickshank
Justin Cruickshank is Lecturer in the Methodology and Philosophy of Social Science at Nottingham Trent University.
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