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A Complex Integral Realist Perspective: Towards A New Axial Vision

A Complex Integral Realist Perspective: Towards A New Axial Vision

1st Edition

Paul Marshall
December 21, 2017

This book sketches the contours of a vision that moves beyond the dominant paradigm or worldview that underlies and governs modernity (and postmodernity). It does so by drawing on the remarkable leap in human consciousness that occurred during the Axial Age and on a cross-pollination of what are...

Structure, Culture and Agency: Selected Papers of Margaret Archer

Structure, Culture and Agency: Selected Papers of Margaret Archer

1st Edition

Tom Brock, Mark Carrigan, Graham Scambler
November 11, 2016

Professor Margaret Archer is a leading critical realist and major contemporary social theorist. This edited collection seeks to celebrate the scope and accomplishments of her work, distilling her theoretical and empirical contributions into four sections which capture the essence and trajectory of...

Post-Secularism, Realism and Utopia: Transcendence and Immanence from Hegel to Bloch

Post-Secularism, Realism and Utopia: Transcendence and Immanence from Hegel to Bloch

1st Edition

Jolyon Agar
October 11, 2016

 This book explores the contribution to recent developments in post-secularism, philosophical realism and utopianism made by key thinkers in the Hegelian tradition. It challenges dominant assumptions about what the relationship between religion and our so-called "secular age" should be that...

Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community

Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community

1st Edition

Abdullahi Haji-Abdi
October 11, 2016

Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community equips new researchers with a simplified knowledge of critical realism suitable to the degree of their comprehension. Moreover, it offers a step by step example of research using all levels of critical realism. This book resulted from the...

Reality and Self-Realization: Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

Reality and Self-Realization: Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

1st Edition

MinGyu Seo
October 11, 2016

Since the publication of Roy Bhaskar’s A Realist Theory of Science in 1975, critical realism has been evolved as one of the new developments in the areas of philosophy of natural and social science which offers an alternatively fresh view to the existing theories including positivism and...

Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking: A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking: A Marxian-Aristotelian Linguistic Account

1st Edition

Kathryn Dean
August 04, 2016

Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking proposes a historical materialist ethic of human flourishing understood in terms of the practice of citizenship. It focuses on the ways in which capitalism’s necessary mode of thinking – analytical thinking – impedes the nurturing of capabilities for...

Understanding Mental Health: A critical realist exploration

Understanding Mental Health: A critical realist exploration

1st Edition

David Pilgrim
August 04, 2016

David Pilgrim PhD is Professor of Health & Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool....

Crisis System: A critical realist and environmental critique of economics and the economy

Crisis System: A critical realist and environmental critique of economics and the economy

1st Edition

Petter Naess, Leigh Price
July 07, 2016

This book throws light onto the nature and causes of three different but strongly interconnected crises in contemporary societies worldwide: an economic crisis, an ecological crisis and a normative (moral and political) crisis. These crises are reflected in the profoundly inequitable distribution...

Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism

Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism

1st Edition

Roy Bhaskar, Mervyn Hartwig
June 23, 2016

Since the 1970s, critical realism has grown to address a range of subjects, including economics, philosophy, science, and religion. It has become a complex and mature philosophy. Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism looks back over this development in one concise and...

The Post-Mobile Society: From the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline

The Post-Mobile Society: From the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline

1st Edition

Hidenori Tomita
April 15, 2016

With the spread of mobile augmented reality, it has become very difficult to consider digital space and physical space independently. In this book, the authors identify and discuss the state 'Second Offline' which refers to a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual...

The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

1st Edition

Arne Johan Vetlesen
December 14, 2015

A study of the increasingly precarious relationship between humans and nature, this book seeks to go beyond work already contributed to the environmental movement. It does so by highlighting the importance of experiencing, rather than merely theorizing nature, while realizing that such experience...

Metatheory for the Twenty-First Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue

Metatheory for the Twenty-First Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue

1st Edition

Roy Bhaskar, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Nicholas Hedlund, Mervyn Hartwig
December 10, 2015

Metatheory for the 21st Century is one of the many exciting results of over four years of in-depth engagement between two communities of scholar-practitioners: critical realism and integral theory. Building on its origins at a symposium in Luxembourg in 2010, this book examines the points of...

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