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Interviews

This page links to a range of interviews with Critical Realist scholars, including the ongoing series by Jamie Morgan published (open access) in the Journal of Critical Realism. It also includes interviews available on YouTube, including a number on our own channel. Please let us know if you come across any others that would be useful here.

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Priscilla Alderson ‘Realist by inclination, childhood studies, dialectic and bodily concerns’, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

Margaret Archer on Contributions to realist social theory, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

Margaret Archer on the Morphogenetic Approach, interviewed by Tim Rutzou, YouTube.

Margaret Archer on The Relational Subject (co-authored with Pierpaolo Donati), interviewed by Tim Rutzou, YouTube.

Margaret Archer on her life and work, interviewed by Mark Carrigan, blog.

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Roy Bhaskar’s book-length interview with Mervyn Hartwig, The Formation of Critical Realism, is both fascinating and highly accessible.

Roy Bhaskar, interviewed by Giorgio Placenza, YouTube.

Roy Bhaskar, interviewed by Faculti, YouTube.

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Dave Elder-Vass on ‘Materially Social’ critical realism, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

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Ruth Porter Groff on ‘Philosophy, metaphilosophy and ideology-critique’, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

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Bob Jessop on the strategic-relational approach, realism and the state, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

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Tony Lawson on Cambridge social ontology, the philosophical critique of modern economics and social positioning theory, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR: part one, and part two.

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Alan Norrie on Realism, dialectic, justice and law, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

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Doug Porpora on American sociology, realism, structure and truth, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

Doug Porpora on Critical realism and contemporary sociology, interviewed by Tim Rutzou, YouTube.

Doug Porpora on his book Reconstructing Sociology, interviewed by Tim Rutzou, YouTube

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Andrew Sayer on his realist journey through social theory and political economy, interviewed by Jamie Morgan, JCR.

Christian Smith on Critical Realism & Human Flourishing, interviewed by Tim Rutzou, YouTube.

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Frederic Vandenberghe on “Theory in Sociology”, interviewed by Tim Rutzou, YouTube