Marxism and Realism: A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences

1st Edition

Sean Creaven

Routledge
Published March 31, 2007
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9780415436762 - CAT# RU44480

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Summary

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.

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