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    Philosophical Purpose and Purposive Philosophy: An Interview with Nicholas Rescher.Nicholas Rescher & Jamie Morgan - 2019 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (1):58-77.
    Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2020, Page 58-77.
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    Why is There Anything at All? What Does It Mean to Be a Person? Rescher on Metaphysics.Jamie Morgan - 2019 - Journal of Critical Realism 18 (2):169-188.
    ABSTRACTIn this essay, I set out key aspects of Nicholas’ Rescher’s Metaphysical Perspectives. I illustrate the tenor and value of the text based on extended analysis of: Chapter 1, on fundamental...
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    American Sociology, Realism, Structure and Truth: An Interview with Douglas V. Porpora.Douglas V. Porpora & Jamie Morgan - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 19 (5):522-544.
    ABSTRACT In this wide-ranging interview Professor Douglas V. Porpora discusses a number of issues. First, how he became a Critical Realist through his early work on the concept of structure. Second, drawing on his Reconstructing Sociology, his take on the current state of American sociology. This leads to discussion of the broader range of his work as part of Margaret Archer’s various Centre for Social Ontology projects, and on moral-macro reasoning and the concept of truth in political discourse.
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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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    The Concept(s) of Trust in Late Modernity, the Relevance of Realist Social Theory.Barbara Colledge, Jamie Morgan & Ralph Tench - 2014 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 44 (4):481-503.
    In this paper, we argue that trust is an important aspect of social reality, one that realist social theory has paid little attention to but which clearly resonates with a realist social ontology. Furthermore, the emergence of an interest in trust in specific subject fields such as organization theory indicates the growing significance of issues of trust as market liberalism has developed. As such, the emergence of an interest in trust provides support for Archer's characterisation of late modernity in The (...)
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    What is Progress in Realism? An Issue Illustrated Using Norm Circles.Jamie Morgan - 2014 - Journal of Critical Realism 13 (2):115-138.
    In the following essay I use an extended commentary on Dave Elder-Vass’s The Reality of Social Construction to explore the issue of what progress in realism means. I set out and critique the concept of the norm circle in order to consider how an argument is developed as realist social theory and what limits that might have in terms of the recognized realist concept of adequacy. Specifically, I address the way realist social theory can become restricted to an internal exploration (...)
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    Change and a Changing World? Theorizing Morphogenic Society.Jamie Morgan - 2016 - Journal of Critical Realism 15 (3):277-295.
    In the following review essay I provide some background in order to place Margaret Archer's edited Volume 3 text, Generative Mechanisms, in context of the series from which it derives. In doing so I provide some sense of the significance of the series. Thereafter, I provide an overview of the key substantive claims of the essays, with some comment on how they may be linked together in terms of the theme of the series.
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    Seeing the Potential of Realism in Economics.Jamie Morgan - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (2):176-201.
    In this article, I clarify some of the key concepts and commitments of realist social ontology in economics. To do so, I make use of a recent critique of Lawson’s Reorienting Economics by Mohun and Veneziani. Their article provides a useful foil because responding to their critique allows us to emphasize that realism’s claims are more conditional and less controversial than one might otherwise anticipate. The basic claim is that ontology matters and that explicit recognition and consideration of ontological issues (...)
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    What is Meta-Reality? Alternative Interpretations of the Argument.Jamie Morgan - 2003 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (2):115-146.
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    A Critical Epistemology of Analytical Statistics: Addressing the Sceptical Realist.Wendy Olsen & Jamie Morgan - 2005 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 35 (3):255–284.
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    Cambridge Social Ontology, the Philosophical Critique of Modern Economics and Social Positioning Theory: An Interview with Tony Lawson, Part 1.Tony Lawson & Jamie Morgan - 2020 - Journal of Critical Realism 20 (1):72-97.
    In Part 1 of this wide-ranging interview Tony Lawson first discusses his role in the formation of IACR and how he relates to the generalized use of the term ‘Critical Realism’. He then provides com...
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    Realists Divided by Realism? Wright on Triune Christianity.Jamie Morgan - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (4):397-415.
    In this review article various aspects of Andrew Wright's Christianity and Critical Realism are explored. Wright claims that Trinitarian theology is essentially realist in its form and that realism can be used to defend or justify Trinitarian Christianity. The nature of the specific case brings to the fore a number of issues regarding the nature of reasoning and judgemental rationality for realists.
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    A Note on the Contingent Necessity of a Morphogenic Society and Human Flourishing.Jamie Morgan - 2017 - Journal of Critical Realism 16 (3):255-267.
    ABSTRACTThe Centre for Social Ontology working group project has been exploring the concept of a Morphogenic Society since 2013. The project is now drawing to a close. One of the arising issues from the project has been whether such a society can be and is liable to be one of human flourishing. In this short paper, I explore one possible aspect of the concept of a Morphogenic Society.1 A Morphogenic Society may involve issues of ‘contingent necessity’. Contingent necessity may provide (...)
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    Landmarks?: Introduction to the Special Issue on Dialectic.Jamie Morgan - 2013 - Journal of Critical Realism 12 (1):5 - 12.
    Landmarks? Content Type Journal Article Category Editorial Pages 5-12 Authors Jamie Morgan, Leeds Metropolitan University Journal Journal of Critical Realism Online ISSN 1572-5138 Print ISSN 1476-7430 Journal Volume Volume 12 Journal Issue Volume 12, Number 1 / 2013.
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    Reality Without Disjoints: Rescher on Appearance.Jamie Morgan - 2013 - Journal of Critical Realism 12 (2):244 - 254.
    In the following essay I set out the core argument expounded by Nicholas Rescher in regard of the link between reality and appearance, illustrating this argument based on chapter 6 of his Reality and its Appearance. Rescher’s argument overlaps with critical realist concerns based on his approach to metaphysical realism. I make the point that the argument exhibits the virtue of concision, but, as a result, suffers from under-elaboration in important areas; most particularly, an explicit engagement with standard philosophical problems (...)
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    An Alternative Argument for Transcendental Realism Based on an Immanent Critique of Kant.Jamie Morgan - 2005 - Journal of Critical Realism 4 (2):435-460.
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    Ought and is and the Philosophy of Global Concerns.Jamie Morgan - 2005 - Journal of Critical Realism 4 (1):186-210.
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    Power, Property, the Law, and the Corporation – a Commentary on David Ellerman's Paper: 'The Labour Theory of Property and Marginal Productivity Theory'.Jamie Morgan - 2016 - Economic Thought 5 (1):37.
    The point of departure of David Ellerman's paper is that the role of labour in economics can be looked at in a fundamentally different way than has typically been the case. The paper's purpose is, therefore, oppositional. However, it cannot simply be dismissed. It is clearly articulated, well reasoned, and most importantly, thought provoking. It requires one to rethink how one conceives some basic issues in economics. As such, one does not need to be entirely convinced by the argument to (...)
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    The Relevance of a Transcendental Mode of Inquiry: A Rejoinder to Kaidesoja.Jamie Morgan - 2006 - Journal of Critical Realism 5 (2):354-361.
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    A Critique of Nicholas Rescher’s Contribution to Our Understanding of the Problematic Relation of Evolution and Intelligent Design.Jamie Morgan - 2014 - Journal of Critical Realism 13 (1):38-51.
    Rescher is a key figure in ‘new American pragmatist philosophy’. His work shares many commonalities with critical realism and engaging with it is always a rewarding experience. In this paper I set out the key features of his work on evolution and intelligent design, Productive Evolution: On Reconciling Evolution with Intelligent Design, and then address the weaknesses in the argument. The central strength of the argument is its innovative approach to the meaning of intelligent design in its relation to evolution. (...)
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    The Nature of a Transcendental Argument.Jamie Morgan - 2004 - Journal of Critical Realism 3 (2):305-40.
    Surprisingly, over the decade or so since its publication, Bhaskar's Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom has received relatively little in the way of systematic analysis either by critical realists or their critics. There have been, however, a number of critiques that have dealt with some of its themes and developments in a variety of contexts. In the following study, I assess the argument of Alex Callinicos. Callinicos' critique, though in many ways sympathetic, is fundamental to critical realism. Engaging with it (...)
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    The End of the Beginning: Hostettler’s Velvet Revolution?Jamie Morgan - 2013 - Journal of Critical Realism 12 (1):99 - 111.
    In the following short essay I set out the key insights and main arguments in Nick Hostettler’s Eurocentrism . This text is an important contribution to the potential for creative elaboration inherent in Roy Bhaskar’s Dialectic and is also a substantive achievement in its own right. Hostettler’s work provides a way to move beyond the partialities and tensions of eurocentrism and anti-eurocentrism by repositioning both in terms of the europic. There are, however, a number of potential limitations in the way (...)
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    Empire Inhuman? The Social Ontology of Global Theory.Jamie Morgan - 2003 - Journal of Critical Realism 2 (1):95-127.
  24. Addressing Human Wrongs: A Philosophy-of-Ontology Perspective.Jamie Morgan - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (4):575-587.
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    The Merits of Enumeration: Powers of Power and the Political.Jamie Morgan - 2007 - Journal of Critical Realism 6 (1):117-125.
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    Defining Objectivity in Realist Terms: Objectivity as a Second-Order ‘Bridging’ Concept Part I: Valuing Objectivity.Jamie Morgan & Wendy Olsen - 2007 - Journal of Critical Realism 6 (2):250-266.
    Our aim is to explore and develop notions of objectivity that are useful and appropriate for critical realist empirical research. Part I explores the values associated with objectivity, Part II the linkages between objectivity and situated action. The introductory section of Part I explains why it is worthwhile in realist terms to develop the notion of objectivity; that is, develop it as opposed to remaining content with murky hidden notions or connotations that the term ‘objectivity’ brings to mind and that (...)
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    Interview with Michael Hardt.Jamie Morgan - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (5):93-113.
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    Economics Critique: Framing Procedures and Lawson's Realism in Economics.Jamie Morgan - 2012 - Journal of Critical Realism 11 (1):94-125.
    In the following review essay I explore the limitations of effective and constructive critique of Tony Lawson’s realism in economics as articulated in Ontology and Economics. In the first section I summarize the different framing procedures that shape the different critiques. In the second section I illustrate the limitations this creates using Caldwell’s contribution and in the third section I explore the way Lawson is conditioned to respond in terms of contestation, clarification and restatement. In the fourth section I add (...)
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    Beyond the Liberal Self.Jamie Morgan - 2011 - Journal of Critical Realism 10 (3):392-409.
    In the following short essay I set out the key insights and main arguments by chapter of Alison Assiter’s Kierkegaard. This text is an important contribution to the general subject matter of realizable well-being. In a final section I discuss possible elaborations and limitations and challenges to the problem of morals and ethics that can and are developed from a metaphysic of the person.
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    The Soul: Plausibility and Persuasiveness in Realism.Jamie Morgan - 2002 - Alethia 5 (1).
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    Dissent Over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism. By Steve Fuller.Jamie Morgan - 2009 - Journal of Critical Realism 8 (3):381-386.
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    The Relevance of a Transcendental Mode of Inquiry - A Rejoinder to Kaidesoja[REVIEW]Jamie Morgan - 2006 - Journal of Critical Realism 5 (2):354-361.
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    Philosophical Realism in International Relations Theory: Kratochwil's Constructivist Challenge to Wendt.Jamie Morgan - 2002 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (1):95-118.
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    Analytical Philosophy's Contribution to the Problem of Supervenience.Jamie Morgan - 2004 - Journal of Critical Realism 3 (1):169-185.
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    The Nature of a Transcendental Argument: Toward a Critique of Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom.Jamie Morgan - 2004 - Journal of Critical Realism 3 (2):305-340.
    Surprisingly, over the decade or so since its publication, Bhaskar's Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom has received relatively little in the way of systematic analysis either by critical realists or their critics. There have been, however, a number of critiques that have dealt with some of its themes and developments in a variety of contexts. In the following study, I assess the argument of Alex Callinicos. Callinicos' critique, though in many ways sympathetic, is fundamental to critical realism. Engaging with it (...)
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    Analytical Philosophy's Contribution to the Problem of Supervenience : Illustrated Using the Mind-Body Problem.Jamie Morgan - 2004 - Journal of Critical Realism 3 (1):169-185.
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  37. Critical Realism and Spirituality: Theism, Atheism, and Meta-Reality / Edited by Mervyn Hartwig and Jamie Morgan.Mervyn Hartwig & Jamie Morgan (eds.) - 2012 - Routledge.
    The rise of neo-integrative worldviews : towards a rational spirituality for the coming planetary civilization -- Beyond fundamentalism : spiritual realism, spiritual literacy and education -- Realism, literature and spirituality -- Judgemental rationality and the equivalence of argument : realism about God, response to Morgan's critique -- Transcendence and God : reflections on critical realism, the "new atheism", and Christian theology -- Human sciences at the edge of panentheism : God and the limits of ontological realism -- Beyond East and (...)
     
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    A Comment on Elder-Vass, ‘Developing Social Theory Using Critical Realism’: Progress, and Learning.Jamie Morgan - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (1):93-96.
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    A Humanist Narrative Less Than the Sum of its Parts: Steve Fuller: Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human—Past, Present and Future. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 265pp, £19.99 PB.Jamie Morgan - 2013 - Metascience 22 (1):111-113.
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  40. A Humanist Narrative Less Than the Sum of its Parts: Steve Fuller: Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human—Past, Present and Future. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 265pp,£ 19.99 PB (Book Review). [REVIEW]Jamie Morgan - 2013 - Metascience 22 (1):111-113.
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  41. A Social Theory Dialogue Between Peter Manicas and Patrick Baert1.Jamie Morgan - 2008 - Journal of Critical Realism 7 (2):235-75.
  42. Dissent Over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism. By Steve Fuller. Cambridge: Icon Books, 2008. 272 Pp. 978 1840468-04-5 Hardback,£ 12.99. [REVIEW]Jamie Morgan - 2009 - Journal of Critical Realism 8 (3):381.
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    Defining Objectivity in Realist Terms: Objectivity as a Second-Order ‘Bridging’ Concept Part II: Bridging to Praxis.Jamie Morgan & Wendy Olsen - 2008 - Journal of Critical Realism 7 (1):107-132.
    Our aim is to explore and develop notions of objectivity that are useful and appropriate for critical realist empirical research. In Part I, we provided an initial definition that introduced the idea that objectivity is a value that must be chosen but that its significance is rooted in a series of other epistemological and ontological matters. We also addressed why it is worthwhile in realist terms to develop the notion of objectivity, and began to develop a revision of the concept (...)
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  44. Emergence.Jamie Morgan - 2007 - In Mervyn Hartwig (ed.), Dictionary of Critical Realism. Routledge. pp. 166.
     
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    Forecasting, Prediction and Precision: A Commentary.Jamie Morgan - 2012 - Economic Thought 1 (2).
    Forecasting involves an underlying conceptualization of probability. It is this that gives sense to the notion of precision in number that makes us think of economic forecasting as more than simply complicated guesswork. We think of it as well-founded statement, a science and not an art of numbers. However, this understanding is at odds with the nature of social reality and the attributes of the forecaster. We should think differently about how we both anticipate and make the future and what (...)
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    Kuhn Vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science. By Steve Fuller.Jamie Morgan - 2009 - Journal of Critical Realism 8 (2):258-260.
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    Necessary and Sufficient in Different Domains of Argument: McWherter on Bhaskar on Kant.Jamie Morgan - 2016 - Journal of Critical Realism 15 (1):92-106.
    In the following essay I set out the substantive content of Dustin McWherter's recent book The Problem of Critical Ontology, and I then consider the significance of this work as a form of constructive critique of Bhaskar in relation to Kant. This allows us to then make some general comments on the way constructive critique can be read in different ways, indicating different forms of ultimately reconcilable necessity and sufficiency in different domains of argument. In so doing, I also consider (...)
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    Realists Still Divided by Realism? Response to Wright.Jamie Morgan - 2016 - Journal of Critical Realism 15 (2):170-174.
    In this short paper I reply to Wright's response to my original essay on his Christianity and Critical Realism. Wright makes a number of important points, and these are interesting in so far as they indicate how the same issues can be read in quite different ways. However, this difference ultimately highlights the central issue I explore in the original essay. That is, the capacity for basic dividing lines to occur and persist because of the fundamental nature of the issues (...)
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    The Clash of Globalisations: Neo-Liberalism, the Third Way and Anti-Globalisation. By Ray Kiely. [REVIEW]Jamie Morgan - 2007 - Journal of Critical Realism 6 (2):290-295.
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    The Global Power of Orthodox Economics.Jamie Morgan - 2003 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (2):7-34.