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Theoretical Reflections

What are the Criteria of Judgmental Rationality?

[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”] The problem Judgmental rationality, or the ability to evaluate different positions as being better or worse, is a very easy ideal to call for, but is often undeveloped and under-theorized.… Read More »What are the Criteria of Judgmental Rationality?

How is Critical Realism being applied across multiple disciplines?

[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”] As Project Manager, I’ve been immersed in the literature surrounding critical realism from different perspectives and a variety of disciplines. Building off Dr. Margarita Mooney’s blog post on 5 Great… Read More »How is Critical Realism being applied across multiple disciplines?

Online Resources to learn about Critical Realism

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Causal Powers & Social Science Conference Highlights

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://criticalrealismnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/05d8b-fotorcreated.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”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”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Critical Realism Network held its first conference on Causal Powers and Social Science from March… Read More »Causal Powers & Social Science Conference Highlights

The Emergence of Ethical Concepts in Social History with Professor Webb Keane

[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=”center” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 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… Read More »The Emergence of Ethical Concepts in Social History with Professor Webb Keane

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

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

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

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