Q & A with Professor Webb Keane in response to questions from his recent webinar. To listen to the live recording of the webinar, click Here. To purchase his book Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories, click Here 1. Are nonhuman animals capable… Read More »The Emergence of Ethical Concepts in Social History with Professor Webb Keane
Scholar Spotlight Series
Book Review of ‘Quantum Mind and Social Science: Unifying Physical and Social Ontology’ by Professor Douglas Porpora
Guest book review by Professor Douglas Porpora Douglas Porpora is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Anthropology at Drexel University. His book, Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach, explores the implications of critical realism for American sociology. He… Read More »Book Review of ‘Quantum Mind and Social Science: Unifying Physical and Social Ontology’ by Professor Douglas Porpora
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 metatheory which enables us to own up to our commitments… Read More »Interview with Professor Christian Smith on CR & Human Flourishing
Dr. Timothy Rutzou (Sociology, Yale University) interviews Professor Douglas Porpora (Drexel University) about critical realism, contemporary sociology, and the need for theory.
In November 2014 Roy Bhaskar, whose work helped to crystalize the movement of critical realists, passed away. As a way of remembering him, his theoretical work, and his contribution to this project we would like to take a moment to… Read More »Remembering Roy Bhaskar 1944 – 2014