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  1.  1
    Cultural Wantons of the New Millennium.Margaret S. Archer - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):314-328.
    In Culture and Agency, I distinguished between the ‘Cultural System', namely all items logged into the universal cultural archive, and ‘Socio-Cultural' interaction, na...
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    Why is Democracy Desirable? Neo-Aristotelian, Critical Realist, and Psychodynamic Approaches.Carl Auerbach - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):362-379.
    This paper addresses the question of why democracy is desirable in terms of a relational theory of democracy. The theory draws on concepts from Aristotelian, critical realist, and psychoanalytic th...
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    Higher Education in a Post-Truth Era: Whose Agency is Triggered by a Focus on Employability?Mariangela Lundgren-Resenterra & Peter E. Kahn - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):415-431.
    Employability has developed into a key component of the policies of higher education institutions worldwide, whereby students convert into consumers and knowledge morphs into a marketable co...
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    The Flesh Made Word: Critical Realism, Psychoanalysis, and the Ontology of Love.Alan Norrie - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):341-361.
    This essay considers the two-way relation between critical realism and psychoanalysis. Critical realism vindicates and deepens our understanding of ontology by drawing on the sciences for which it...
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    Populism, Citizenship, and Post-Truth Politics.Douglas V. Porpora - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):329-340.
    This paper is an expanded version of a paper presented at the 22nd meeting of the International Association for Critical Realism at Southampton, England. The paper presents a critical realist take...
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    Shame, Guilt and Martha Nussbaum’s Immaturing Process: Alethic Truth and Human Flourishing.Amanda Wilson - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):380-397.
    In this paper, I argue that it is possible to have an account of shame and guilt as mature concepts in moral psychology that sit alongside immature ones. In arguing for this, I adopt the critical r...
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    Aesthetics in a Persecutory Time: Introducing Aesthetic Critical Realism.Nick Wilson - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):398-414.
    We are living through a time when simplistic notions of good/bad, right/wrong, and us/them, have come to dominate our encounters with each-other and our planet. Against this ‘persecutory’ backdrop,...
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    Introduction to the Special Issue on ‘Post-Truth’: Applying Critical Realism to Real World Problems.Karin Zotzmann & Ivaylo Vassilev - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (4):309-313.
    Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2020, Page 309-313.
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  9. Remembering Andrew Collier.Margaret S. Archer - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):217-221.
    Volume 19, Issue 3, June 2020, Page 217-221.
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  10. How is Democracy Possible? Critical Realist, Social Psychological and Psychodynamic Approaches.Carl Auerbach - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):252-268.
    This paper develops a theory of how democratic governance is possible. It analyses democracy as a laminated system consisting of three interdependent levels – the political/institutional, the socia...
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  11. Teachers and Gangsters.Andrew Collier - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):222-227.
    In this article, Andrew Collier explains why the ideas of revolutionary thinkers, such as Jesus, Marx and Nietzsche, often degrade into violent ‘gangsterism’ in the hands of revolutionary leaders,...
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    Socialism and the Right to Property: Marx and Chesterton.Andrew Collier - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):228-234.
    In this article, Andrew Collier critiques the method, but not the aim, of Rerum Novarum, the Catholic argument against socialism, as interpreted by G.K. Chesterton. He holds that Rerum Novarum may...
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    Imperialist Myths and Westminster’s Two Houses: A Critical Realist Marxist Analysis.Eugene Flanagan - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):235-251.
    This analysis is informed by the notion that there is a real world ‘out there’ existing independently of our representations of it. This allows us to identify misrepresentations; we cannot simply c...
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    Learning Critical Realist Research by Example: Political Decision-Making in Transport.Steve Melia - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):285-303.
    This article illustrates the process of applied critical realist research using a case study of political decision-making in transport. Critical realism is often used to analyse socio-political cha...
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    Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics: By Richard Layard, London, Pelican, 2020, 397 Pp., £22 (Hardback), ISBN 978-0-241-42999.David Pilgrim - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):304-307.
    Volume 19, Issue 3, June 2020, Page 304-307.
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    Andrew Collier, Marxism and Emancipation.Leigh Price - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):207-216.
    Volume 19, Issue 3, June 2020, Page 207-216.
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  17. The Contemporary Civilizational Crisis From the Perspective of Critical Realism.Krzysztof Wielecki - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (3):269-284.
    I begin this article by arguing that it is justified to believe in the real presence of a civilizational crisis in the contemporary world; and that this crisis is a real, emergent phenomenon. In so...
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    A Critical Realist Analysis of Consent to Surgery for Children, Human Nature and Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom.Priscilla Alderson, Katy Sutcliffe & Rosa Mendizabal - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):159-178.
    Consent can only be voluntary, freely given and uncoerced. Can this legal adult standard also apply to children? High-risk surgery is seldom a wanted choice, but compared with the dangers of the un...
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    Contributions to Realist Social Theory: An Interview with Margaret S. Archer.Margaret S. Archer & Jamie Morgan - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):179-200.
    In this wide-ranging interview Professor Margaret Archer discusses a variety of aspects of her work, academic career and influences, beginning with the role the study of education systems played in...
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  20. 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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  21. No Time to Read ‘the Rest’: The Rest Write Back: Discourse and Decolonization, Edited by Esmaeil Zeiny, Chicago, Haymarket Books, 2019, 234 Pp., £19.99 (Softback), ISBN: 978-90-04-39830-6.Angela Martinez Dy - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):201-205.
    Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2020, Page 201-205.
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    Retroductive Theorizing in Pawson and Tilley's Applied Scientific Realism.Justin Jagosh - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):121-130.
    The naturally occurring complexity of the social and natural worlds, along with rising challenges in the social, health and environmental domains, makes retroduction a compelling mode of inference...
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    Heraclitan Resonances and Romanticism: ‘The River’ in Some Twentieth Century Popular Songs.David Pilgrim - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):131-145.
    A foundational axiom about flux and impermanence from Heraclitus, alluding to the river, has been an important reference point for the philosophy of critical realism. This article begins with this,...
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  24. Moral Economy and Emancipation.Howard Richards - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (2):146-158.
    Andrew Sayer and Dave Elder-Vass are both advocates of ‘moral economy’. To this end, Elder-Vass offers a theory of appropriative practices that enables us to evaluate the enormous variety of forms...
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    Emancipation as Subjectification. A Critical Realist Reading of Biesta’s Educational Philosophy.Michalis Christodoulou - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (1):14-28.
    ABSTRACT‘Subjectification', the cornerstone concept of Biesta's philosophy of education, refers to how autonomy should be realized in educational settings and to the fact that explanation is irrelevant to emancipation. In this article a critical realist reading is provided of how Biesta links narrative learning to emancipation and of the shortcomings that spring from this connection. The central thesis of my argument is that truth and values should take center stage in an educational philosophy of emancipation and that these two concepts (...)
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    The World and How We Know It: Stumbling Towards an Understanding.Susan Haack - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (1):78-88.
    Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2020, Page 78-88.
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    The Fractured Society: Structures, Mechanisms, Tendencies.Graham Scambler - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (1):1-13.
    ABSTRACTThis brief paper builds on my recently published work on financial capitalism. My objective here is to sketch an account of the primary social features of post-1970s financialised capitalism, to identify select dynamics or mechanisms that have resulted in these features, to outline a programme of research to enhance our explanatory understanding of the ‘fractured society’ via the sociological concepts of structure, culture and agency, and to broach, characterize and assess likely prospects and triggers for the accomplishment of a credible, (...)
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    Wade Rowland’s Morality by Design Reflects the Religious Renaissance in Philosophy; and ‘It’s Pretty Toxic’ for Women and LGBTQ.Jason Summersell - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (1):89-111.
    ABSTRACTRowland’s message in Morality by Design mirrors Kant’s ‘moral argument’ for God. As such, he is part of a global trend in philosophy towards a ‘religious renaissance’, also reflected in the work of orthodox critical realists, especially those who are drawn to Jurgen Habermas and/or John Dewey in addition to Roy Bhaskar. Many orthodox critical realists may not realize that their approach – which assumes the existence of an absolute, innate, embedded morality – ultimately requires the idea of God to (...)
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