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Thinking about the Re-emergence of Emergence in Social Theory

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] How does emergence help us to think through issues in social theory, sociology, and social science? Since the webinar the other week with Philip Gorski (available here) I have been… Read More »Thinking about the Re-emergence of Emergence in Social Theory

Virtue and Vulnerability

This post was originally published on September 4th on Margarita Mooney’s homepage. Is Viktor Frankl’s life a story of resilience or vulnerability? It’s both, I think. Frankl survived the Nazi concentration camps and went on to an influential career as a psychiatrist… Read More »Virtue and Vulnerability

Demythologizing Realism

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] It is a prevalent habit of philosophers to periodically proclaim the death of realism. Whether it is Ludwig Wittgenstein’s notion of truth as being immanent to particular forms of… Read More »Demythologizing Realism

Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach by Professor Douglas Porpora

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” text_line_height=”2em”] The Critical Realism Network is very excited about this new introductory-level critical realism book written by Professor Porpora, Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Perspective. This book offers a general critique… Read More »Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach by Professor Douglas Porpora

Remembering Roy Bhaskar 1944 – 2014

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://criticalrealismnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/9b3f7-rts1.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url=”http://www.amazon.com/Realist-Science-Classical-Critical-Routledge/dp/0415454948″ url_new_window=”on” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”center” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_line_height=”2em” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] In November 2014 Roy Bhaskar, whose work helped to crystalize the movement of critical realists, passed… Read More »Remembering Roy Bhaskar 1944 – 2014

Welcome to the Critical Realism Network Blog

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://criticalrealismnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/66b3a-hello-spelled-correctly.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” use_overlay=”off”] [/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Welcome to our blog for the Critical Realism Network. We are aiming to provide a… Read More »Welcome to the Critical Realism Network Blog