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    Social Realism and Social Idealism: Two Competing Orientations on the Relation Between Theory, Praxis, and Objectivity.Tronn Overend - 1978 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 21 (1-4):271 – 311.
    Although the opposition between realism and idealism is exhibited in their different assumptions on objectivity, in the field of social theory, John Anderson's social realism and Jürgen Habermas's social idealism are united in their rejection of positivism's separation of theory from praxis. Social realism's agreement with social idealism's critique of Popper's ?positivism?, on logical, methodological, ethical and ontological grounds, does not mean, however, a dissolution of the conflict between these two traditions. Indeed, (...)
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    Rereading the British Social Realist Film, on Samantha Lay British Social Realism: From Documentary to Brit-Grit.Jonathan Wright - 2004 - Film-Philosophy 8 (1).
    Samantha Lay _British Social Realism: From Documentary to Brit-Grit_ London: Wallflower Press, 2002 ISBN 1-903364-41-8 144 pp.
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    The Aesthetic Theory of Social Realism.Max Rieser - 1957 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 16 (2):237-248.
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  4. How Realism Promotes Better Social Outcomes Than Empiricism and Subjective Idealism.Juan Pablo Stegmann - 2019 - Studia Philosophiae Christianae 55 (3):105-123.
    This paper proposes a conceptual model that fosters interdisciplinary thinking and critical thinking by connecting the three main philosophical traditions that impact modern thinking – British empiricism, Continental Europe subjective idealism, and realism – with their epistemological foundations and in combination with modern social disciplines: ethics, social responsibility, and political economy. Through a statistical analysis this paper shows which of the three epistemologies produces better social outcomes.
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  5. Human Reflexivity in Social Realism: Beyond the Modern Debate.Andrea M. Maccarini & Riccardo Prandini - 2010 - In Margaret Scotford Archer (ed.), Conversations About Reflexivity. Routledge. pp. 77--107.
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    Discursive Dancing: Traditionalism and Social Realism in the 2013 English History Curriculum Wars.Joseph Smith - 2017 - British Journal of Educational Studies 65 (3):307-329.
  7. Realism and Social Structure.Elizabeth Barnes - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (10):2417-2433.
    Social constructionism is often considered a form of anti-realism. But in contemporary feminist philosophy, an increasing number of philosophers defend views that are well-described as both realist and social constructionist. In this paper, I use the work of Sally Haslanger as an example of realist social constructionism. I argue: that Haslanger is best interpreted as defending metaphysical realism about social structures; that this type of metaphysical realism about the social world presents challenges (...)
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    A Realist Philosophy of Social Science: Explanation and Understanding.Peter T. Manicas - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    This introduction to the philosophy of social science provides an original conception of the task and nature of social inquiry. Peter Manicas discusses the role of causality seen in the physical sciences and offers a reassessment of the problem of explanation from a realist perspective. He argues that the fundamental goal of theory in both the natural and social sciences is not, contrary to widespread opinion, prediction and control, or the explanation of events. Instead, theory aims to (...)
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    Against Social Kind Anti-Realism.Rebecca Mason - 2020 - Metaphysics 3 (1):55-67.
    The view that social kinds (e.g., money, migrant, marriage) are mind-dependent is a prominent one in the social ontology literature. However, in addition to the claim that social kinds are mind-dependent, it is often asserted that social kinds are not real because they are mind-dependent. Call this view social kind anti-realism. To defend their view, social kind anti-realists must accomplish two tasks. First, they must identify a dependence relation that obtains between social (...)
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    Realism in the Social Sciences.David-Hillel Ruben - 1989 - In Hilary Lawson & Lisa Appignanesi (eds.), Dismantling Truth. Weidenfeld.
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    Concepts of "Action", "Structure" and "Power" in "Critical Social Realism": A Positive and Reconstructive Critique.Heikki Patomäki - 1991 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 21 (2):221–250.
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    Marxism and Modern Art: An Approach to Social Realism.Francis Donald Klingender - 1943 - Lawrence & Wishart.
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    Social Objects, Response-Dependence, and Realism.Asya Passinsky - 2020 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 6 (4):431-443.
    There is a widespread sentiment that social objects such as nation-states, borders, and pieces of money are just figments of our collective imagination and not really ‘out there’ in the world. Call this the ‘antirealist intuition’. Eliminativist, reductive materialist, and immaterialist views of social objects can all make sense of the antirealist intuition, in one way or another. But these views face serious difficulties. A promising alternative view is nonreductive materialism. Yet it is unclear whether and how nonreductive (...)
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    ‘I’M Not Your Mother’: British Social Realism, Neoliberalism and the Maternal Subject in Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley.Sue Thornham - 2019 - Feminist Theory 20 (3):299-319.
    This article examines Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley in the context of recent feminist attempts to theorise the idea of a maternal subject. Happy Valley, a police series set in an economically disadvantaged community in West Yorkshire, has been seen as expanding the genre of British social realism, in its focus on strong Northern women, by giving it ‘a female voice’. I argue that its challenge is more substantial. Both the tradition of British social realism on which (...)
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    Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law.Brian Z. Tamanaha - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    How might the social sciences best be employed in the study of law, especially in light of today's legal climate of anti-foundationalism? Realistic Socio-Legal Theory addresses this question thoroughly and precisely. Drawing upon philosophical pragmatism to construct an epistemological and methodological foundation, this book formulates a framework for a realistic approach to socio-legal theory. Brian Z. Tamanaha contrasts the strengths of his realistic approach with those of the major schools of socio-legal theory through application to many key issues in (...)
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    Realism and Sociology: Anti-Foundationalism, Ontology, and Social Research.Justin Cruickshank - 2003 - Routledge.
    In recent years methodological debates in the social sciences have increasingly focused on issues relating to epistemology. Realism and Sociology makes an original contribution to the debate, charting a middle ground between postmodernism and positivism.
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    Realising the Potential: The ESRC Seminar Series on Social Realism and Empirical Research.Caroline New - 2001 - Journal of Critical Realism 4 (1):43-47.
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    Realism, Philosophy and Social Science.Kathryn Dean (ed.) - 2006 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    The authors examine the nature of the relationship between social science and philosophy and address the sort of work social science should do, and the role and sorts of claims that an accompanying philosophy should engage in. In particular, the authors reintroduce the question of ontology, an area long overlooked by philosophers of social science, and present a cricital engagement with the work of Roy Bhaskar. The book argues against the excesses of philosophising and commits itself to (...)
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  19. Realism and Antirealism in Social Science.Mario Bunge - 1993 - Theory and Decision 35 (3):207-235.
    Up until recently social scientists took it for granted that their task was to account for the social world as objectively as possible: they were realists in practice if not always in their methodological sermons. This situation started to change in the 1960s, when a number of antirealist philosophies made inroads into social studies. -/- This paper examines critically the following kinds of antirealism: subjectivism, conventionalism, fictionism, social constructivism, relativism, and hermeneutics. An attempt is made to (...)
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  20. The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism. By Robert Alun Jones.A. Greve - 2002 - The European Legacy 7 (2):244-245.
     
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    Social Network Analysis and Critical Realism.Hubert Buch-Hansen - 2014 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 44 (3):306-325.
    Social network analysis (SNA) is an increasingly popular approach that provides researchers with highly developed tools to map and analyze complexes of social relations. Although a number of network scholars have explicated the assumptions that underpin SNA, the approach has yet to be discussed in relation to established philosophies of science. This article argues that there is a tension between applied and methods-oriented SNA studies, on the one hand, and those addressing the social-theoretical nature and implications of (...)
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    Limits of the Concept of Altruism: Individualism, Batson’s Theory of Altruism, and a Social Realist Alternative.Alexander J. Calder, Lukas F. Novak & Blaine J. Fowers - 2022 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 42 (2):78-92.
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    New Philosophies of Social Science: Realism, Hermeneutics and Critical Theory.William Outhwaite - 1987 - Macmillan Education.
    This book argues that a realist analysis of the structures and processes which make up the social world can provide a way out of its present impasse.
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    Why Knowledge Matters in Curriculum: A Social Realist Argument.David F. Ayers - 2013 - Journal of Critical Realism 12 (2):272 - 278.
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    Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law.Brian Z. Tamanaha - 1997 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Drawing on philosophical pragmatism, Tamanaha formulates a framework for a realistic approach to socio-legal theory. The strengths of this approach are contrasted with that of the major schools of socio-legal theory by application to core issues in this area. Thus Tamanaha explores the problematic state of socio-legal studies, the relationship between behaviour and meaning, the notion of legal ideology, the problem of indeterminacy in rule following and application, and the structure of judicial decision making. These issues are tackled in a (...)
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    Social Objects, Causality and Contingent Realism.Malcolm Williams - 2009 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 39 (1):1-18.
    This paper is a realist argument for the existence of “social objects”. Social objects, I argue, are the outcome states of a contingent causal process and in turn posses causal properties. This argument has consequences for what we can mean by realism and consequences for the development of a realist methodology. Realism should abandon the notion of natural necessity in favour of a view that the “real” nature of the social world is contingent and necessity (...)
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  27. Structural Realism and the Social Sciences.Harold Kincaid - 2008 - Philosophy of Science 75 (5):720-731.
    After sorting different structuralist claims, I argue that structural realist ideas are instantiated in the social sciences, providing both clarification of social science research and support for some components of structural realism. My main focus is on three distinct ways that the social sciences can be about structural relations—exemplified by claims about social structure, reduced form structures in causal modeling, and equilibrium explanations—and on the implication of structuralist ideas for thinking about issues concerning causal explanation (...)
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    Vampires: Social Constructivism, Realism, and Other Philosophical Undead.Joseph Rouse - 2002 - History and Theory 41 (1):60–78.
    Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science by Andre Kukla The Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking.
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    A Realist Journey Through Social Theory and Political Economy: An Interview with Andrew Sayer.Andrew Sayer & Jamie Morgan - 2022 - Journal of Critical Realism 21 (4):434-470.
    In this wide-ranging interview Andrew Sayer discusses how he became a realist and then the development of his work over the subsequent decades. He comments on his postdisciplinary approach, his ear...
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    17 The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Social Realism in Contemporary Science Studies.D. Wade Hands - 2002 - In Uskali Mäki (ed.), Fact and Fiction in Economics: Models, Realism and Social Construction. Cambridge University Press. pp. 341.
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    Peut-on Défendre Une Ontologie Sociale Réaliste? Le Réalisme de Georg Lukács au Prisme du Constructivisme Searlien.Juliette Farjat - 2021 - Actuel Marx 1:75-89.
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    Realism or Idealism? Corporate Social Responsibility and the Employee Stakeholder in the Global Fast-Food Industry.Tony Royle - 2005 - Business Ethics: A European Review 14 (1):42-55.
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    Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism.Ian Parker & Ian Patrick - 1998 - Sage Publications.
    This book charts a clear and accessible path through some of the key debates in contemporary psychology. Drawing upon the wider critical and discursive turn in the human sciences, Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism explores comprehensively the many claims about what we can know of `reality' in social constructionist and discursive research in psychology. Relativist versus realist tensions go to the heart of current theoretical and methodological issues, not only within psychology but across the social and (...)
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    ‘Materially Social’ Critical Realism: An Interview with Dave Elder-Vass.Dave Elder-Vass & Jamie Morgan - 2022 - Journal of Critical Realism 21 (2):211-246.
    In this wide-ranging interview, Dave Elder-Vass discusses his main contributions to critical realist theory over two decades. In the first half, he explains his early work on emergence, agency, str...
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  35. Structural Realism Meets the Social Sciences.Ioannis Votsis - unknown
    Structural realism is arguably one of the most influential movements to have emerged in philosophy of science in the last decade or so. Advocates of this movement attempt to answer epistemological and/or ontological questions concerning science by arguing that the key to all such questions is the mathematical formalism of a theory. This is so, according to structural realists, because the mathematical formalism encodes all and only what is important about a theory’s target domain, namely its structure. Almost without (...)
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  36. Realistic Models? Critical Realism and Statistical Models in the Social Sciences.Jonathan Pratschke - 2003 - Philosophica 71:13-39.
     
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    Signs, Social Ontology, and Critical Realism.Tobin Nellhaus - 1998 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 28 (1):1–24.
    Even though sign-systems are a crucial part of society, critical realism, as developed by Roy Bhaskar, does not yet have an adequate theory of signs and semiosis. The few suggestions that Bhaskar offers can be advanced through the semiotics of C.S. Peirce. In doing so, however, it becomes necessary to reconsider Bhaskar's ontological domains of the real, the actual, and the subjective, and expand the last domain into one of semiosis. This new understanding of ontological domains, incorporating Peirceian semiotics, (...)
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    Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) - 2003 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and social institutions, on (...)
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    Realism, Causality and the Problem of Social Structure.Paul Lewis - 2000 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 30 (3):249–268.
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    The Realist Approach to Explanatory Mechanisms in Social Science: More Than a Heuristic?Chares Demetriou - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (3):440-462.
    The mechanism-realist paradigm in the philosophy of science, championed by Mario Bunge and Roy Bhaskar, sets certain expectations for the substantive social-scientific application of the paradigm. To evaluate the application of the paradigm in accomplished substantive research, as well as the potential for future research, I examine the work of Charles Tilly, the exemplary substantive work in the mechanism-realist tradition. Based on this examination, I argue for the usefulness of explanatory mechanisms, provided that they are couched in terms of (...)
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    Realist Social Theory and Its Losing Battle with Concepts.Leonidas Tsilipakos - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (1):26-52.
    This article attempts to evidence the idea that progress in social theory is impeded by central theoretical procedures embodying a host of conceptual mistakes. The article focuses on realist theorizing, examining both early realist work on science and contemporary critical realism, and demonstrates how conceptual procedures employed therein lead to error and confusion. The standard use of these procedures entails, among other things, that social theoretical debates tend to remain irresolvable and that understanding of what it takes (...)
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    Social Ontology as Embedded in the Tradition of Phenomenological Realism.Alessandro Salice - 2013 - In Michael Schmitz, Beatrice Kobow & Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), The Background of Social Reality. Springer. pp. 217--232.
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  43. Scientific Realism and Social Epistemology.Martin Kusch - 2018 - In Juha Saatsi (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism. London: Routledge. pp. 261-275.
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    Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change.Leigh Price & Heila Lotz-Sistka (eds.) - 2015 - Routledge.
    Southern Africa, where most of these book chapters originate, has been identified as one of regions of the world most at risk of the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change. At the same time, it is still seeking ways to overcome the century long ravages of colonial and apartheid impositions of structural and epistemic violence. Research deliberations and applied research case studies in environmental education and activism from this region provide an emerging contextualized engagement that is related to a (...)
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    Developing Social Theory Using Critical Realism.Dave Elder-Vass - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (1):80-92.
    How should critical realists do social theory? This paper considers several issues raised by this question, in response to Jamie Morgan’s recent article in this journal, and comments on his discussion of norm circles.
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    Realism, Regularity and Social Explanation.Stephen Kemp & John Holmwood - 2003 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 33 (2):165–187.
    This article explores the difficulties raised for social scientific investigation by the absence of experiment, critically reviewing realist responses to the problem such as those offered by Bhaskar, Collier and Sayer. It suggests that realist arguments for a shift from prediction to explanation, the use of abstraction, and reliance upon interpretive forms of investigation fail to demonstrate that these approaches compensate for the lack of experimental control. Instead, it is argued that the search for regularities, when suitably conceived, provides (...)
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    The Reflexive Habitus : Critical Realist and Bourdieusian Social Action.Claire Laurier Decoteau - 2016 - European Journal of Social Theory 19 (3):303-321.
    The critical realist and Bourdieusian conceptions of action fundamentally disagree on a number of fronts: the synthetic versus dualistic relationship between structure and agency; the social nature of the self/body; the link between morphogenesis and reflexivity. Despite these differences, this article argues that re-reading Bourdieu’s theories with attention to some of the core tenets of critical realism can provide insights into how the habitus is capable of reflexivity and social change. In particular, this article reworks Bourdieu’s theory (...)
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    The Land of Realism and the Shipwreck of Idea-Ism: Thomas Aquinas and Milton Friedman on the Social Responsibilities of Business.Jim Wishloff - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 85 (2):137-155.
    The views of thirteenth century Catholic thinker Thomas Aquinas and twentieth century economist Milton Friedman on the social responsibility of business are contrasted by probing the foundations of their positions. The basis of Aquinas' normative stance in political economy is found in the metaphysical and moral realism of the classic tradition. The role Descartes and Hobbes played in overturning this philosophical starting point and ushering in an age of ideology is traced out. Friedman's commitment to Comte's vision of (...)
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    Critical Realism and the Limits to Critical Social Science.Andrew Sayer - 1997 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 27 (4):473–488.
    The paper assesses the aims and arguments of critical social science and the reconstructions of it provided by critical realist philosophy. It argues that attempts to derive normative conclusions on the basis of explanatory critiques of social phenomena are flawed in several important respects. Accounts of critical social science standardly underestimate the problems of justifying critical standpoints and finding alternative social forms which generate fewer problems than those they replace, and hence lead to net improvement. By (...)
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  50. Realism and Social Science.Ted Benton - 1981 - Radical Philosophy 27:13.
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