Author Bhaskar, Roy, 1944-
Title The possibility of naturalism : a philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences / Roy Bhaskar
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2015
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Edition Fourth edition
Descript xlii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Classical texts in critical realism
Classical texts in critical realism
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-188) and indexes
Transcendental realism and the problem of naturalism. The problem of naturalism -- How is a philosophy of science possible? Experiment and application : the intransitive dimension -- Discovery and development : the transitive dimension The social sciences and philosophy -- Towards a new critical naturalism -- Societies. Against individualism -- On the society/person connection -- Some emergent properties of social systems -- On the limits of naturalism -- Social science as critique : facts, values and theories -- Agency. Agents, reasons and causes I : objections to naturalism -- Agents, reasons and causes II : naturalism vindicated -- Emergent powers and materialism I : against reductionism -- Emergent powers and materialism II : in defence of transcategorial causality -- Rational explanation -- Philosophies. Metaphilosophical preliminaries -- The critique of the positivist tradition : explanation, prediction and confirmation -- The critique of the hermeneutical tradition I : concepts, reasons and rules -- The critique of the hermeneutical tradition II : explanation and understanding -- The hermeneutical circle and the logic of emanicipation
Subject Naturalism
Science -- Philosophy
Social sciences -- Philosophy
Critical realism