Dictionary of Critical Realism
Edited by Mervyn Hartwig
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Dictionary of Critical Realism by Mervyn Hartwig
Book DescriptionDictionary of Critical Realism fulfils a vital gap in the literature, Critical Realism is often criticised for being too opaque and deploying too much jargon, thereby making the concepts inaccessible for a wider audience. However, as Hartwig puts it 'Just as the tools of the various skilled trades need to be precision-engineered for specific, interrelated functions, so meta-theory requires concepts honed for specific interrelated tasks: it is impossible to think creatively at that level without them.' This Dictionary seeks to redress this problem; to throw open the important contribution of Critical Realism to a wider audience for the first time, by thoroughly explaining all the key concepts and key developments. It includes 500 entries on these themes, and has contributions from major players in field. However this text does not stop there, it goes further than simply elucidating the concepts and includes a number of essays which use the notions in important areas, thereby demonstrating the appropriate use of the concepts in action to encourage their wider use. This book will become a requisite reference tool for Critical Realist scholars and Philosophers and Social scientists alike will enjoy this vital introduction and explanatory text of the indispensable ideas contained within the dynamic and vibrant school of Critical Realism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415261616
(234mm x 156mm x 36mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Critical Realism is often criticised for being too opaque and deploying too much jargon. This Dictionary seeks to redress this problem. It explains the key concepts and developments, and includes essays which use the notions in important areas, thereby demonstrating the appropriate use of the concepts in action.
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Author Biography - Mervyn Hartwig
Mervyn Hartwig is a foundation member of the International Association for Critical Realism and founding editor of Journal of Critical Realism. He taught history and philosophy of the social sciences for many years in Sydney. He now lives in London.
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