Interview with Professor Christian Smith on CR & Human Flourishing

[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”] Why does sociology need to do ontology? Why should we be concerned with persons? In this interview, Chris Smith addresses these issues and more, arguing for critical realism as a robust… Read More »Interview with Professor Christian Smith on CR & Human Flourishing

Interview with Professor Doug Porpora on Critical Realism and Contemporary Sociology (2015)

[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”] Dr. Timothy Rutzou (Sociology, Yale University) interviews Professor Douglas Porpora (Drexel University) about critical realism, contemporary sociology, and the need for theory. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” src=”https://youtu.be/lNJhdCLLlzE”%5D [/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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