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  1. A realist theory of science.Roy Bhaskar - 1975 - New York: Routledge.
    In this book, Roy Bhaskar sets out to revindicate ontology, critiquing the reduction of being in favor of knowledge, which he calls the "epistemic fallacy".
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  2. The possibility of naturalism: a philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences.Roy Bhaskar - 1979 - New York: Routledge.
    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is a cornerstone of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering a viable alternative to move positivism and postmodernism. This revised edition includes a new foreword.
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    Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism.Roy Bhaskar & Mervyn Hartwig - 2016 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Mervyn Hartwig.
    Since its inception in the 1970's, critical realism has grown to address a broad range of subjects, including economics, philosophy, science, and religion. It has also gone through a number of key evolutions that have changed its direction, and seen it develop into a complex and mature branch of philosophy. Critical Realism: A Brief Introduction, is the first book to look back over the entire field of critical realism in one concise and accessible volume. As the originator and chief exponent (...)
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    Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation.Roy Bhaskar - 2009 - Taylor & Francis US.
    Following on from Roy Bhaskarâe(tm)s first two books, A Realist Theory of Science and The Possibility of Naturalism, Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation, establishes the conception of social science as explanatoryâe"and thence emancipatoryâe"critique. Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation starts from an assessment of the impasse of contemporary accounts of science as stemming from an incomplete critique of positivism. It then proceeds to a systematic exposition of scientific realism in the form of transcendental realism, highlighting a conception of science as explanatory (...)
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  5. Dialectic: the pulse of freedom.Roy Bhaskar - 1993 - New York: Routledge.
    Introduction: Critical realism, hegelian dialectic and the problems of philosophy preliminary considerations -- Objectives of the book -- Dialectic : an initial orientation -- Negation -- Four degrees of critical realism -- Prima facie objections to critical realism -- On the sources and general character of the hegelian dialectic -- On the immanent critique and limitations of the hegelian dialectic -- The fine structure of the hegelian dialectic -- Dialectic : the logic of absence, arguments, themes, perspectives, configurations -- Absence (...)
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    Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom.Roy Bhaskar - 1993 - New York: Routledge.
    _Dialectic_ is now widely regarded as a classic of contemporary philosophy. This book, first published in 1993, sets itself three main aims: the development of a general theory of dialectic, of which Hegelian dialectic can be seen to be a special case; the dialectical enrichment and deepening of critical realism, viz. into the system of dialectical critical realism; and the outline of the elements of a totalizing critique of Western philosophy. The first chapter clarifies the rational core of Hegelian dialectic. (...)
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  7. A Realist Theory of Science.Roy Bhaskar - 1976 - Mind 85 (340):627-630.
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    A Realist Theory of Science.Roy Bhaskar - 1975 - New York: Routledge.
    Now acknowledged as a classic in the philosophy of science, A Realist Theory of Science is one of the very few books to transform not only our understanding of science, but that of the nature of the world it studies. The book has inspired the multi-disciplinary and international movement of thought known as critical realism. Re-issued with a new introduction.
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  9. Reclaiming reality: a critical introduction to contemporary philosophy.Roy Bhaskar - 1989 - New York: Verso.
    Originally published in 1989, Reclaiming Reality still provides the most accessible introduction to the increasingly influential multi-disciplinary and international body of thought, known as critical realism. It is designed to "underlabour" both for the sciences, especially the human sciences, and for the projects of human emancipation which such sciences may come to inform; and provides an enlightening intervention in current debates about realism and relativism, positivism and poststucturalism, modernism and postmodernism, etc. Elaborating his critical realist perspective on society, nature, science (...)
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    The Possibility of Naturalism: A Philosophical Critique of the Contemporary Human Sciences.Roy Bhaskar - 1979 - New York: Routledge.
    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable alternative to positivism and post positivism. This fourth edition contains a new foreword from Mervyn Hartwig, who is founding editor of the Journal of Critical Realism and editor and principal author of the (...)
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    The Formation of Critical Realism: A Personal Perspective.Roy Bhaskar - 2010 - Routledge. Edited by Mervyn Hartwig.
    This series of interviews, conducted in the form of exchanges between Roy Bhaskar and Mervyn Hartwig, tells a riveting story of the formation and development of critical realism. Three intersecting and interweaving narratives unfold in the course of this unfinished story: the personal narrative of Roy Bhaskar, born of an Indian father and English mother, a child of post-war Britain and Indian partition and independence; the intellectual narrative of the emergence and growth of critical realism; and a world-historical story, itself (...)
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    Plato etc.: the problems of philosophy and their resolution.Roy Bhaskar - 1994 - New York: Verso.
    In this concise text, Roy Bhaskar sets out to diagnose, explain and resolve the "problems of philosophy". _Plato Etc._ reviews all the main areas of the subject: the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science; the philosophy of logic and language; the philosophies of space, time and causality; the philosophy of the social and life sciences and of dialectic; ethics, politics and aesthetics; and the history and sociology of philosophy. Among the issues discussed are the problems of induction and universals, (...)
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    Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change: Transforming Knowledge and Practice for Our Global Future.Roy Bhaskar & Cheryl Frank - 2010 - Routledge.
    Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is a major new book addressing one of the most challenging questions of our time. Its unique standpoint is based on the recognition that effective and coherent interdisciplinarity is necessary to deal with the issue of climate change, and the multitude of linked phenomena which both constitute and connect to it. In the opening chapter, Roy Bhaskar makes use of the extensive resources of critical realism to articulate a comprehensive framework for multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinary (...)
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    Reflections on meta-reality: transcendence, emancipation, and everyday life.Roy Bhaskar - 2002 - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
    In a brilliant series of studies, Roy Bhaskar, the originator of the influential, multi-disciplinary and international philosophy of critical realism, presents for the first time in published form, his new philosophy of Meta-Reality. The philosophy of Meta-Reality confirms many aspects of the great philosophical traditions of the past, while correcting their one-sidedness and transcending their dualism and dichotomies, representing what is valid in them in a radically new way, apt for our contemporary times of global crisis.
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  15. Reclaiming Reality: A Critical Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy.Roy Bhaskar - 1991 - Science and Society 55 (2):214-217.
     
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    Philosophy and the idea of freedom.Roy Bhaskar - 1991 - Cambridge, USA: Blackwell.
    Section I: Anti-Rorty -- Knowledge -- Rorty's account of science -- Pragmatism, epistemology, and the inexorability of realism -- Agency -- The essential tension of philosophy and the mirror of nature or a tale of two Rortys -- How is freedom possible? -- Politics -- Self-defining versus social engineering poetry and politics : the problem-field of contingency, irony, and solidarity -- Rorty's apologetics -- Reference, fictionalism and radical negation -- Rorty's changing conceptions of philosophy -- Section II: For critical realism (...)
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    From east to west: odyssey of a soul.Roy Bhaskar - 2000 - New York: Routledge.
    In his most audacious and radical book to date, Bhaskar develops his existing philosophy of dialectical critical realism into a philosophy of and for universal self-realization (which he also terms a transcendental critical realism). In a general theoretical introduction, Bhaskar establishes the existence of God as the fundamental categorical structure of the world and unconditional love as the cement of the universe. This system of thought is followed by a narrative novella designed to render plausible the ideas of reincarnation, karma (...)
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  18. General introduction. I Margaret Acher, Roy Bashkar, Andrew Collier, Tony Lawson & Alan Norrie (red.).Roy Bhaskar - 1998 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Critical Realism: Essential Readings. Routledge.
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    From science to emancipation: alienation and the actuality of enlightenment.Roy Bhaskar - 2002 - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
    This unique collection of studies, based for the most part on transcripts of talks in India, Europe and America over the last five years, covers the period in which Roy Bhaskar was developing out of the seeds of the most radical phase of critical realism, his new philosophy of meta-Reality. Because of the spontaneous and informal nature of these talks and discussions, this book provides probably the most immediately accessible introduction to his thought, both for those new to it and (...)
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    The philosophy of metaReality: creativity, love, and freedom.Roy Bhaskar - 2012 - New York: Routledge.
    The Vedanta of conciousness : transcendence, enlightenment and everyday life -- The alienated self and the Kabbala of transformation -- The Zen of creativity and the critique of the discursive intellect -- The Tao of love and unconditionality in commitment -- The yoga of action and effortless efficiency -- The nous of perception and the re-enchantment of the tree of life -- The gnosis of freedom and the Fana of fulfilment.
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    Plato etc.: problems of philosophy and their resolution.Roy Bhaskar - 2010 - New York: Routledge.
    Is philosophy worth it? -- Explanation and the laws of nature -- Reference, truth, and meaning -- Causality, change, and emergence -- Making it happen (social agency) -- Dialectic -- Living well -- Dialectic critical realism -- Socrates and so on? -- Philosophy and the dialectic of emancipation -- Appendix: explaining philosophies.
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  22. Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom.Roy BHASKAR - 1991 - Science and Society 58 (2):248-250.
     
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    Critical realism and the ontology of persons.Roy Bhaskar - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):113-120.
    In this article, Roy Bhaskar suggests how critical realism might facilitate the understanding of persons and improve their lives. He considers the implicit potentialities of persons and how they ca...
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    Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom.Roy Bhaskar - 1991 - New York: Routledge.
    In _Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom_ Roy Bhaskar sets out to develop a critique of the work of Richard Rorty, who must be one of the most influential authors of recent decades. In a brilliant tour de force, Bhaskar shows how Rorty falls victim to the very epistemological problematic Rorty himself describes. Roy Bhaskar argues that Rorty’s account of science and knowledge is based on a half-truth. He sees the historicity of knowledge, but cannot sustain its rationality or the (...)
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  25. Philosophy and scientific realism.Roy Bhaskar - 1998 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Critical Realism: Essential Readings. Routledge. pp. 16--47.
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    From East to West: Odyssey of a Soul.Roy Bhaskar - 2000 - New York: Routledge.
    In this radical book, Roy Bhaskar expands his philosophy of critical realism with an audacious re-synthesis of many aspects of Western and Eastern thought. Arguing that the existence of God provides the fundamental structure of the world, he renders plausible ideas of reincarnation, karma and moksha or liberation. Originally published in the year of the millennium, From East to West continues to be a groundbreaking and fundamental work within the critical realist tradition. Stimulating debate in ontology, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy (...)
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  27. On the possibility of social scientific knowledge and the limits of naturalism.Roy Bhaskar - 1978 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 8 (1):1–28.
  28. Theorising ontology.Roy Bhaskar - 2007 - In Clive Lawson, John Latsis & Nuno Martins (eds.), Contributions to Social Ontology. Routledge.
  29. Discourse Theory vs Critical Realism.Ernesto Laclau & Roy Bhaskar - 2003 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (2):9-14.
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  30. On the ontological status of ideas.Roy Bhaskar - 1997 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 27 (2&3):139–147.
    Four recent turns in social thought are discussed and related to the four dimensional schema of dialectical realism the author has recently outlined. It is shown how ontology matters, and indeed is not only necessary but inevitable, The nature of the reality of ideas is demonstrated and the most prevalent mistakes in the metatheory of ideas and ideation analysed. The significance of categorical realism and the character of those specific types if ideas known as ‘ideologies’ are then discussed. Finally some (...)
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  31. Marxism and Critical Realism: A Debate.Roy Bhaskar & Alex Callinicos - 2003 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (2):89-114.
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    Harré and his critics: essays in honour of Rom Harré with his commentary on them.Rom Harré & Roy Bhaskar (eds.) - 1990 - Cambridge, Mass., USA: Blackwell.
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    The Philosophy of Meta-Reality: Part II: Agency, Perfectibility, Novelty.Roy Bhaskar - 2002 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (1):67-93.
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  34. Critical realism in resonance with Nordic ecophilosophy.Roy Bhaskar - 2012 - In Ecophilosophy in a world of crisis: critical realism and the Nordic contributions. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
     
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  35. The Possibility of Naturalism: A Philosophical Critique of the Human Sciences.Roy Bhaskar, Calvin O. Schrag & Michael A. Weinstein - 1982 - Ethics 92 (2):351-353.
     
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    Beef, structure and place: Notes from a critical naturalist perspective.Roy Bhaskar - 1983 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 13 (1):81–96.
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  37. Forms of realism.Roy Bhaskar - 1975 - Philosophica 15.
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    Metatheory for the 21st century: critical realism and integral theory in dialogue.Roy Bhaskar (ed.) - 2015 - New York: Routledge.
    This volume is a 'stand alone' follow up and companion to the forthcoming volume Metatheory for the 21st-Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue. Whereas Vol. I is primarily theoretical in its focus, this volume (Vol. II) will build on many of the theoretical foundations laid in Vol. I while applying them more concretely and practically to addressing the complex planetary crises of a new era that many scholars now refer to as 'the Anthropocene.' We live in a time (...)
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  39. Critical realism and dialectic.Roy Bhaskar - 1998 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Critical Realism: Essential Readings. Routledge. pp. 575--640.
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    Scientific explanation and human emancipation.Roy Bhaskar - 1980 - Radical Philosophy 26:16-28.
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    Ecophilosophy in a world of crisis: critical realism and the Nordic contributions.Roy Bhaskar - 2012 - New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Edited by Karl G. Høyer & Petter Naess.
    Building on its origins at a seminar in Oslo organized by two of the editors, this book combines classic texts of Nordic ecophilosophy and the original contributions of those influenced by this tradition to present the view that critical realism is indeed a worthy intellectual tradition to carry forward and further develop the work of the founders of Nordic ecophilosophy. It was clear at the seminar that there was a promising convergence of interests and themes in the two approaches; while (...)
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  42. Introducing Transcendental Dialectical Critical Realism.Roy Bhaskar - 2000 - Journal of Critical Realism 3 (1):15-21.
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    1 A considerable realist.Roy Bhaskar - 2004 - In Andrew Collier, Margaret Scotford Archer & William Outhwaite (eds.), Defending Objectivity: Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier. Routledge. pp. 1.
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  44. A personal and intellectual tribute to Andrew Collier.Roy Bhaskar - 2004 - In Andrew Collier, Margaret Scotford Archer & William Outhwaite (eds.), Defending Objectivity: Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier. Routledge. pp. 1.
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  45. Beyond East and West: Spirituality and Comparative Religion in an Age of Global Crisis.Roy Bhaskar - 2002 - Sage Publications.
    This new, long awaited study, is the first and defining volume in which Roy Bhaskar, originator of the increasingly influential, interdisciplinary and international philosophy of critical realism, systematically presents and expounds the principles of his new philosophy of meta-Reality, a philosophy which is already the subject of worldwide attention and debate. Building on a radically new analysis of the self, human agency and society, Roy Bhaskar shows how the world of alienation and crisis we currently inhabit is sustained by the (...)
     
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    Empiricism and the Metatheory of the Social Sciences.Roy Bhaskar & Mervyn Hartwig - 2018 - New York: Routledge.
    A picture has indeed held modern Western philosophy captive, that of the universe as a vast machine whose iron laws are best understood as exceptionless empirical regularities which, as it were, determine the future before it happens. This fantastic conception commands the assent, not just of positivistically-minded naturalists but of all the great anti-naturalists who champion a very different view of human action as a domain of freedom ¿that somehow cheats science¿. The most fundamental move in Roy Bhaskar¿s system of (...)
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  47. Facts and values: Theory and practice/Reason and the dialectic of human emancipation/Depth, rationality and change.Roy Bhaskar - 1998 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Critical Realism: Essential Readings. Routledge. pp. 409--443.
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    Filosofi og vitenskapelig realisme.Roy Bhaskar - 2002 - Agora Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon 20 (1-2):7-46.
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    Ideology‐An Introduction.Roy Bhaskar - 1992 - Philosophical Books 33 (1):22-25.
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    Karl Marx.Roy Bhaskar - 1982 - Philosophical Books 23 (4):214-216.
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