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    Enlightened Common Sense I: Clarifying and Developing the Concepts of Depth, Emergence, and Transfactuality.Dominic Holland - 2019 - Journal of Critical Realism 18 (1):56-82.
    ABSTRACTThis article is the first in a series of four articles that engage critically with the arguments of two recent and significant additions to the literature on critical realism, namely Bhaskar’s ‘Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism’, and Bhaskar et al.’s ‘Interdisciplinarity and Wellbeing: A Critical Realist General Theory of Interdisciplinarity’. Using the method of immanent critique and focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the arguments of Enlightened Common Sense, I identify, and propose solutions to, a range of (...)
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    Enlightened Common Sense II: Clarifying and Developing the Concepts of Intransitivity and Domains of Reality.Dominic Holland - 2019 - Journal of Critical Realism 18 (2):189-210.
    ABSTRACTIn this article, the second of a series of four articles that engage critically with the arguments of two recent and significant additions to the literature on critical realism (Bhaskar’s E...
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    The Nature of the Political Reconsidered.Dominic Holland - 2017 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 47 (1):32-57.
    I present an immanent, and explanatory, critique of reflections on the nature of politics and of power within political science. I argue that these reflections are problematic, to the extent that they presuppose an actualist conception of the political, and that this is generated by an empiricist way of thinking on the one hand and a constructivist way of thinking on the other. I show how re-defining politics, power, and the political on the basis of a dialectical critical realist ontology (...)
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    Complex Realism, Applied Social Science and Postdisciplinarity: A Critical Assessment of the Work of David Byrne. [REVIEW]Dominic Holland - 2014 - Journal of Critical Realism 13 (5):534-554.
    In this review essay I offer a critical assessment of the work of David Byrne, an applied social scientist who is one of the leading advocates of the use of complexity theory in the social sciences and who has drawn on the principles of critical realism in developing an ontological position of ‘complex realism’. The key arguments of his latest book, Applying Social Science: The Role of Social Research in Politics, Policy and Practice constitute the frame of the review; however, (...)
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