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  1.  1
    Transgenerational Actions and Responsibility.Tiziana Andina - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):364-373.
    ABSTRACTThe Imperative of Responsibility, by the German philosopher Hans Jonas, is a work that aspires to a re-foundation of ethics based on an analysis of the contemporary world as well as on a prediction about the fate of globalized humanity. Through a discussion of the fundamental concepts of Jonas’ work, the essay shows that the central themes of his research, which are still very relevant today, should be addressed by moving from the ethical level to that of ontology and social (...)
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    Reflections on the Hegemonic Exclusion of Critical Realism From Academic Settings: Alone in a Room Full of People.Cecilia de Bernardi - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):374-389.
    ABSTRACTIn this paper, I discuss my personal experience of the issues that can arise when adopting critical realism in academic contexts dominated by irrealist methodological approaches. I draw inspiration for my analysis from the concept of Gramscian hegemony and the concept of ‘authenticity’. These concepts are related because hegemonic processes prevent individuals from freely expressing themselves. In my case, academic hegemony has resulted in social pressure to sacrifice my authentic critical realist self in order to achieve academic success. I also (...)
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    Realism as Emergentism.Maurizio Ferraris - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):355-363.
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    A New Politics From the Left.Gary Hawke - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):424-427.
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    Love Actually: Law and the Moral Psychology of Forgiveness.Alan Norrie - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):390-407.
    Love is the basis for a moral psychology of forgiveness. I argue for an account of love based on Roy Bhaskar's conception of its five circles, and of the ethical nature of human beings as concrete universals/singulars. Linking this to work of ‘The Forgiveness Project’, I argue that forgiveness can be understood metaphysically in terms of its relation to love of self, of the other, of the relation of self and other, of self, other and the wider community, and of (...)
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    ‘Human Emancipation and the Problem of Violence’: Modern Programme, State and Education.Roberto F. Scalon - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):345-354.
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  7. Introduction to the Special Issue on Human Emancipation and the Problem of Violence.Roberto F. Scalon - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):343-344.
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    Religion: What It is, How It Works, and Why It Matters.William Weston - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):421-424.
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    Subjectivity and Violence From the Perspective of Critical Realism.Krzysztof Wielecki - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (4):408-420.
    ABSTRACTThis article is dedicated to reflecting on violence from the perspective of the paradigm of critical realism. These considerations lead in an unavoidable way to reflections on the nature of the human person in general. The analysis of various concepts on this subject is an important part of this text. Archer’s theory is of particular importance here. The subject of consideration is especially her concept of concerns, and above all ultimate concerns. On this basis, I develop my own concept of (...)
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    Book Review Interdisciplinarity and Wellbeing. [REVIEW]Claire Duddy - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):337-342.
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    Why Critical Realists Ought to Be Transcendental Idealists.Guus Duindam - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):297-307.
    ABSTRACTIn A Realist Theory of Science, Roy Bhaskar provides several transcendental arguments for critical realism – a position Bhaskar himself characterized as transcendental realism. Bhaskar provides an argument from perception and from the intelligibility of scientific experimentation, maintaining that transcendental realism is necessary for both. I argue that neither argument succeeds, and that transcendental idealism can better vindicate scientific practice than Bhaskar’s realism. Bhaskar’s arguments against the Kantian view fail, for they misrepresent the transcendental idealist position. I conclude that, if (...)
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    Generative Hermeneutics: Proposal for an Alliance with Critical Realism.Martin Durdovic - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):244-261.
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    Achieving Concrete Utopia Through Knowledge, Ethics and Transformative Learning.Trond Gansmo Jakobsen - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):282-296.
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  14. Meta-Theory as a Uniting Framework for Economics and Global Political Economy.Patrizio Lainà - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):221-232.
    ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the differences between orthodox and heterodox economics as well as between American and British Global Political Economy. It is found that the main differences within both disciplines are related to meta-theoretical premises. However, meta-theory turns out to be also a uniting factor between disciplines. Orthodox economics and American GPE mostly share positivist meta-theory, while heterodox economics and British GPE are largely based on critical realist meta-theory. Instead of building bridges within disciplines, it is suggested that it would (...)
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    Critical Realism and Transcendental Idealism: Response to Duindam.Dustin McWherter - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):325-328.
    ABSTRACTIn this article I briefly respond to what I view as the most contentious parts of Guus Duindam's defence of transcendental idealism and critique of Bhaskar’s transcendental realism. First, I argue that Duindam does not address the main problem with the transcendental idealist account of causal laws and therefore does not successfully defend it against Bhaskar’s transcendental analysis of experimental activity. Second, I argue that Duindam’s interpretation of transcendental idealism is vulnerable to the problem of the thing in itself, which (...)
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    Reclaiming Reality and Redefining Realism: The Challenging Case of Transgenderism.David Pilgrim - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):308-324.
    ABSTRACTRecently an acrimonious debate has emerged about transgenderism. Trans-activists defending the full spectrum of the latter have advocated a form of identity politics based upon individual self-definition. However, gender-critical feminists have disputed the legitimacy of these bids for self-determination, especially when considering men who are claiming to be women. These contrasting positions are examined and their political implications explored. The focus of the paper is on the intransitive aspects of sex and the transitive aspects of gender. The former, with rare (...)
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    How Should We Conduct Ourselves? Critical Realism and Aristotelian Teleology: A Framework for the Development of Virtues in Pedagogy and Curriculum.Bushra Sharar - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):262-281.
    ABSTRACTFaced with the marketization of Higher Education in England, pedagogy is under pressure in ways that often undermine lecturers’ deeply held values. For instance, this pressure results in the reduction of significant aspects of teaching to narrow metrics and requires universities to operate within intrusive structures that subordinate their pedagogical aims to profit-orientated objectives. In this paper, I analyse the way that people can preserve their agency in this pedagogical context. I guide my analysis with a framework that combines critical (...)
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    Founding Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Critical Realism: Implications and Benefits.Mikael Stigendal & Andreas Novy - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):203-220.
    ABSTRACTThis article explains the implications and benefits of founding transdisciplinary collaborations of knowledge production in critical realism. We call such equal partnerships of researchers and practitioners knowledge alliances. Drawing on the distinction between the referent to which we refer and our references, we show that practitioners can contribute to the process of knowledge production by providing access to referents and producing references but also by achieving societal relevance. In order to accomplish excellence, knowledge production should be organized in ways that (...)
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    Trans Women Are Real Women: A Critical Realist Intersectional Response to Pilgrim.Jason Summersell - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):329-336.
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    Doing Underlaboured Theory.Ian Verstegen - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):233-243.
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    Methodological Implications of Critical Realism for Entrepreneurship Research.Xiaoti Hu - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):118-139.
    ABSTRACTFew papers have offered clear guidance for the application of critical realism to empirical studies, particularly in the research field of entrepreneurship. The purpose of this paper is to critically review how the methodological principles used to conduct CR-based research can be applied in empirical studies and to develop a critical realist case study research design to guide empirical work in entrepreneurship. I demonstrate the value of a CR-informed approach in empirical studies by drawing on a qualitative case study that (...)
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    Without Foundation or Neutral Standpoint: Using Immanent Critique to Guide a Literature Review.K. Robert Isaksen - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):97-117.
    ABSTRACTLiterature reviews have traditionally been a simple exercise in reporting the current relevant research, both to provide an overview of the current status of the field, and perhaps to draw attention to controversies. From the perspective of positivist research traditions, it was important to neutrally report all the relevant research, which was assumed to be foundational. In this article, written for the Applied Critical Realism special issue of Journal of Critical Realism, I use my own research to illustrate how a (...)
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    A Critical Realist Method for Applied Business Research.John McAvoy & Tom Butler - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):160-175.
    ABSTRACTWhile the business research community has moved from describing critical realism as simply a compromise philosophy between positivists and interpretivists to its acceptance in its own right, it still lacks a choice of methods or processes for the business researcher to utilize. This paper presents a proposed method that can be used by business researchers who follow the critical realist paradigm. It explores the suitability of a critical realist approach to applied business and the importance of combining the ontological and (...)
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    Psychologists and Torture: Critical Realism as a Resource for Analysis and Training.Nimisha Patel & David Pilgrim - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):176-191.
    ABSTRACTThis article introduces the challenges of providing psychological assessments of people seeking asylum in the wake of their reported torture. These challenges invite professionals to consider ontology and epistemology. Critical realism is well-positioned to underlabour for the process of understanding a human rights violation, in which the complainant is both the key, and often sole, witness and claimed victim. For instance, the layered reality of critical realism allows practitioners to use retroduction to describe deeper structures and mechanisms of torture. The (...)
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    Introduction to the Special Issue: Applied Critical Realism in the Social Sciences.Leigh Price & Lee Martin - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):89-96.
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    Marketing Systems: Critical Realist Interventions Towards Better Theorizing.Hamish Simmonds & Aaron Gazley - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):140-159.
    Marketing systems research has the potential to contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities and our environment but we need to ensure that we do not mechanistically apply inadequate approaches. This article identifies tensions and limitations within the developing marketing systems theory and literature. Using the tools of critical realism, we aim to critique the omissions in the metatheory of marketing systems research and then put forward CR to reconstruct a more comprehensive basis for the development of marketing systems theory. (...)
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  27. Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change.Tone Skinningsrud - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (2):192-202.
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    Re-Humanization of Vocational Education and Training in Australia.Cheryl Livock - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):63-77.
    Australia is restricted by the academic, social and administrative mechanisms of financialization. Exaggerated critiques about the adequacy of learner-centered approaches to education have been used to support a retrogressive shift from curriculum informed by contemporary educational theories, towards curriculum informed by management theories based on the dehumanizing educational theory of behaviourism. I therefore suggest a return to pre-1987 learning-centered educational theories, which include face-to-face relations, compassion and civility. This call is not new, but it has been largely ignored by powerful (...)
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    Love and Justice: Can We Flourish Without Addressing the Past?Alan Norrie - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):17-33.
    The focus of this essay is on how we overcome the past by dealing with it. In this setting, the analysis is of the relationship between ‘moral transactions’ concerning blame, guilt, responsibility, apology and forgiveness and the possibility of transition away from states of trauma. The first section draws on previous work to set out a position on human love as the basis for an understanding of guilt and the ‘moral grammar’ of justice. The second section considers Martha Nussbaum’s claim (...)
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    Love and Justice : Can We Flourish Without Addressing the Past?Alan Norrie - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):17-33.
    The focus of this essay is on how we overcome the past by dealing with it. In this setting, the analysis is of the relationship between ‘moral transactions’ concerning blame, guilt, responsibility, apology and forgiveness and the possibility of transition away from states of trauma. The first section draws on previous work to set out a position on human love as the basis for an understanding of guilt and the ‘moral grammar’ of justice. The second section considers Martha Nussbaum’s claim (...)
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    How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism.Onur Özmen - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):78-83.
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    On the Intransitive Objects of the Social Sciences.Howard Richards - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):1-16.
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  33. Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People. [REVIEW]Steven Umbrello - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):84-86.
    A new book by Timothy Morton, Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People, is reviewed. Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People is a project into the applied political ethics that emerge between speculative realism and Marxism. This book is intended to build on the object-oriented ontology that Morton has espoused in previous volumes, however with a greater emphasis on normative politics. The book’s core methodology is to outline the various neologisms that Morton employs and incorporate those speculative realist terms into a retooling of (...)
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    Are Neighbourhoods Real?William Weston - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):34-45.
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    Thinking About Careers: Reflexivity as Bounded by Previous, Ongoing, and Imagined Experience.Lawrence Williams - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (1):46-62.
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