Does critical realism enable social scientists to do better empirical work?
We will explore this question by engaging with concrete research projects currently being
undertaken by affiliated faculty and alumni of the Critical Realism Network.
In the next few webinars we will be exploring various issues in theory and methodology through dialogue and discussion.
Real Types vs Ideal Types
Professor George Steinmetz & Philip Gorski
More information coming soon
Ontology Etc. An Introduction to the Work of Roy Bhaskar
Presenters: Dr. Timothy Rutzou (Yale University)
Date and time: Thursday, July 27 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT
Meeting Description: 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A
Abstract: Philosophy often operates at such a high level of abstraction it is difficult to see how it can be useful to practicing social scientists. The work of Roy Bhaskar is no different. Renowned for its difficulty, its technicality, and its obscurity, while Bhaskar claims to underlabor for social science, his work remains a work for philosophers rather than researchers. Based off a forthcoming book in the Routledge Critical Realism series in this webinar Dr. Timothy Rutzou (Yale University) former PhD student of Roy Bhaskar will discuss his work focusing upon ontology, epistemology, and methodology, and looking to answer the question, how on earth does one use the work of philosopher Roy Bhaskar to do empirical social science?