The message below is from our colleagues at the CR Network – Asia Pacific. We can thoroughly recommend Johnny Go’s excellent videos which combine remarkably clear explanations of key concepts in critical realism with impressively high production values.

Hello and we hope everyone is safe and well and surviving these trying times!

Just two items on this email:

1.  Sharing with you the fourth Bite-Size Lecture of Johnny entitled “The Critical Realist Idea of Open-Systemic Causality.”
https://critrealap.net/bite-size-lecture-04-the-critical-realist-idea-of-open-systemic-causality/

2.  Our Japanese colleagues have translated Johnny’s Lecture 1 (see https://drive.google.com/file/d/113YIR8HAmmAznbTLc1AcJTx3NAGSkJcT/view?usp=sharing).   Translation was done by Prof. Kensuke Chikamori of Naruto University (chika@naruto-u.ac.jp), supervised by Prof. Harukichi Sato of Ritsumeikan University (cex57062@syd.odn.ne.jp) and verified by Prof. Chie Tanimura of Naruto University (tanimura@narutou. ac.jp).  Prof. Sato has translated and/or supervised translations of Margaret Archer’s 1995 “Realist Social Theory: The Morphogenetic Approach,” Berth Danermark et al’s 2002 “Explaining Society: Critical Realism in the Social Sciences,” and most recently Andrew Sayer’s “Method in Social Science.”  Please feel free to kindly share the translation to audiences that may benefit from it.

Lastly just summarizing here below the four lectures of Johnny thus far:

BITE-SIZE LECTURE 01: ROY BHASKAR’S NOTION OF JUDGEMENTAL RATIONALITY (2019-12-3)
https://critrealap.net/bite-size-lecture-01-roy-bhaskars-notion-of-judgemental-rationality/

BITE-SIZE LECTURE 02: THE CRITICAL REALIST CONCEPT OF EXISTENTIAL INTRANSITIVITY (2020-1-2)
https://critrealap.net/bite-size-lecture-02-the-critical-realist-concept-of-existential-intransitivity/

BITE-SIZE LECTURE 03: THE CRITICAL REALIST NOTION OF DEPTH STRATIFICATION (2020-1-31)
https://critrealap.net/bite-size-lecture-03-depth-stratification/

BITE-SIZE LECTURE 04: THE CRITICAL REALIST IDEA OF OPEN-SYSTEMIC CAUSALITY (2020-6-21)
https://critrealap.net/bite-size-lecture-04-the-critical-realist-idea-of-open-systemic-causality/

Thank you.
Ito Jimenez
— for the Critical Realism Network – Asia Pacific