Critical Realism Webinar Series

Critical Realism offers a complex and rich opportunity for science, social science, and the humanities to reassess their ontological commitments and develop a richer engagement with the big questions of social theory. That being said, we recognize that the learning curve is steep and coming to terms with the breadth of critical realism remains daunting.

Given the difficulty and expense of traveling for conferences, we are providing you the opportunity to engage in conversation with some of the leading critical realists without the inconvenience of leaving your desk. Using the GoToWebinar platform, the webinars consist of 35 minute lecture from the presenter followed by a Q&A session moderated by Director of the Critical Realism Network, Professor Philip Gorski. The aim of the webinars is to provide a resource for students and scholars to learn about critical realism and integrate it into their research, fieldwork, or teaching curricula.

In addition to the Library and the Reading Plan, the webinar series is a key part of the repository of resources we provide on our website. It is our hope that the webinars will become part of your conceptual tool kit for learning about critical realism and exploring how it is being applied in sociology, social sciences, and the humanities more broadly. The Critical Realism Network offers monthly webinars with sociologists, philosophers, anthropologists, and political scientists.

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