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Dictionary of Critical Realism : Critical Realism: Interventions (Paperback) - Mervyn Hartwig

Dictionary of Critical Realism

Critical Realism: Interventions (Paperback)

By: Mervyn Hartwig (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th February 2015
ISBN: 9780415260992
Number Of Pages: 534

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Dictionary of Critical Realism fulfils a vital gap in the literature, Critical Realism is often criticised for being too opaque and deploying too much jargon, thereby making the concepts inaccessible for a wider audience. However, as Hartwig puts it 'Just as the tools of the various skilled trades need to be precision-engineered for specific, interrelated functions, so meta-theory requires concepts honed for specific interrelated tasks: it is impossible to think creatively at that level without them.'

This Dictionary seeks to redress this problem; to throw open the important contribution of Critical Realism to a wider audience for the first time, by thoroughly explaining all the key concepts and key developments. It includes 500 entries on these themes, and has contributions from major players in field. However this text does not stop there, it goes further than simply elucidating the concepts and includes a number of essays which use the notions in important areas, thereby demonstrating the appropriate use of the concepts in action to encourage their wider use.

This book will become a requisite reference tool for Critical Realist scholars and Philosophers and Social scientists alike will enjoy this vital introduction and explanatory text of the indispensable ideas contained within the dynamic and vibrant school of Critical Realism.

List of Tablesp. xi
List of Figuresp. xiii
Contributors and Contributionsp. xiv
Prefacep. xvi
How to Use This Bookp. 1
Cross References, References and Quotationsp. 1
Citation of Worksp. 1
Citation of Worksp. 2
General Abbreviationsp. 2
Symbolsp. 3
Abbreviations Usedp. 3
Critical realismp. 3
The causal-axiological chain (MELD[ARA] schema)p. 4
Domainsp. 4
The hermeneutical circlesp. 4
Dialecticp. 4
Epistemological dialecticp. 5
Generalp. 6
Dictionary of Critical Realismp. 9
Worksp. 504
Other Works Referred to in the Textp. 507
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ISBN: 9780415260992
ISBN-10: 041526099X
Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 534
Published: 10th February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.9  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1