A post by Tim Rutzou. In a recent review of the 2015 books Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach by Douglas V. Porpora and The Relational Subject by Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer, Neil Gross “rips critical realism a new one”. Gross takes aim at… Read More »The royal road to sociological truth? Is there a need for critical realism?
“…emotions are in themselves generative mechanisms with special tendencies toward action, inaction, and communication. In their most immediate effects, emotions motivate approaching or avoiding behavior.” * This is a guest blog post by Dr. Benjamin Lamb-Books. Benjamin is the author of Angry Abolitionists… Read More »Emotions and Emergence in Sociology: The Critical-Realist Alternative
This is a guest blog post by Jonah Stuart Brundage (Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of California-Berkeley) reflecting upon his recent presentation on the relationship between critical realism and the field of historical sociology at this year’s International… Read More »Critical Realism, Historical Sociology, and Causation