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Bhaskar, Roy 1944-2014

Works: 56 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 8,695 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Annotator
Classifications: B828.2, 149.2
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The possibility of naturalism a philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences by Roy Bhaskar( )
56 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is a cornerstone of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering a viable alternative to move positivism and postmodernism. This revised edition includes a new foreword
From east to west odyssey of a soul by Roy Bhaskar( )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This system of thought is followed by a narrative novella designed to render plausible the ideas of reincarnation, karma and moksha or liberation and to support an ethic of engaged but unattached activity in the world, ultimately oriented to universal self-realisation in the becoming of what From East to West argues we already essentially (but only partially, i.e. not only) are, namely free or enlightened. To realise this, Bhaskar argues, we have to shed both the illusion that we are not essentially free and Godlike, and the constraining determinations (constituting an objective world of illusion, duality and alienation) which that illusion grounds."
A realist theory of science by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
65 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dealing with philosophy of science, this book sets out to revindicate ontology, critiquing the reduction of being in favor of knowledge, which the author calls the "epistemic fallacy."
Reclaiming reality : a critical introduction to contemporary philosophy by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Reclaiming Reality' provides an accessible introduction to the increasingly influential multi-disciplinary and international body of thought known as critical realism. It is designed to 'underlabour' both for the sciences, especially the human sciences, and for the projects of human emancipation which such sciences may inform
Philosophy and the idea of freedom by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom", Roy Bhaskar sets out to develop a critique of the work of Richard Rorty, who must be one of the most influential authors of recent decades. In a brilliant tour de force, Bhaskar shows how Rorty falls victim to the very epistemological problematic Rorty himself describes
Scientific realism and human emancipation by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following on from Roy Bhaskar's first two books, A Realist Theory of Science and The Possibility of Naturalism, Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation, establishes the conception of social science as explanatory--and thence emancipatory--critique. Reissued with a new introduction
Plato etc. : the problems of philosophy and their resolution by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this concise text, Roy Bhaskar sets out to diagnose, explain and resolve the 'problems of philosophy'. Plato Etc reviews all the main areas of the subject: the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science; the philosophy of logic and language; the philosophies of space, time and causality; the philosophy of the social and life sciences and of dialectic; ethics, politics and aesthetics; and the history and sociology of philosophy
Dialectic : the pulse of freedom by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom is now widely regarded as a classic of contemporary philosophy. Written by the renowned founder of the philosophy of critical realism, first published in 1993, this book sets itself three main aims: the development of a general theory of dialectic? of which Hegelian dialectic can be seen to be a special case; the dialectical enrichment and deepening of critical realism? into the system of dialectical critical realism; and the outline of the elements of a totalizing critique of Western philosophy
Harré and his critics : essays in honour of Rom Harré with his commentary on them ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interdisciplinarity and climate change : transforming knowledge and practice for our global future by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is a major new book addressing one of the most challenging questions of our time. Its unique standpoint is based on the recognition that effective and coherent interdisciplinarity is necessary to deal with the issue of climate change, and the multitude of linked phenomena which both constitute and connect to it." "In the opening chapter, Roy Bhaskar makes use of the extensive resources of critical realism to articulate a comprehensive framework for multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinary understanding, one which duly takes account of ontological as well as epistemological considerations. Many of the subsequent chapters seek to show how this general approach can be used to make intellectual sense of the complex phenomena in and around the issue of climate change, including our response to it." "Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is essential reading for all serious students of the fight against climate change, the interactions between governmental bodies, and critical realism."--BOOK JACKET
Reflections on meta-reality : transcendence, emancipation, and everyday life by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflections on meta-Reality is now widely regarded as a landmark in contemporary philosophy. It initiates the philosophy of meta-Reality, the third main phase of Roy Bhaskar's philosophical thoughts, after original or basic critical realism and dialectical critical realism. Originally published in 2002 and based on talks given in India, Europe and America, Roy Bhaskar presents his new philosophy of meta-Reality as a radical extension, systematic development and proleptic completion of critical realism. This brilliant series of studies contains seminal and far-reaching discus
From science to emancipation : alienation and the actuality of enlightenment by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on talks given by the author on various occasions in Europe, Asia and America during 1997-2002
Ecophilosophy in a world of crisis : critical realism and the Nordic contributions by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso
The philosophy of MetaReality : creativity, love, and freedom by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philosophy of MetaReality: Creativity, Love and Freedom is the third of three books elaborating Roy Bhaskar's philosophy of metaReality, which appeared in rapid succession in 2002. A big, rich book teaming with ideas, The Philosophy of MetaReality is undoubtedly the magnum opus of Bhaskar's spiritual turn. Building on a radical new analysis of the self, human agency and society, Roy Bhaskar shows how the world of alienation and crisis we currently inhabit is sustained by the ground-state qualities of intelligence, creativity, love, acapacity for right-action and a potential for human self
Philosophy and the eclipse of reason : towards a metacritique of the philosophical tradition by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meta-reality : the philosophy of meta-reality by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy and the human sciences by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy and the human sciences by Roy Bhaskar( Book )
in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical realism : essential readings by Margaret Archer( )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical realism is a movement in philosophy and the human sciences most closely associated with the work of Roy Bhaskar. Since the publication of Bhaskars A Realist Theory of Science, critical realism has had a profound influence on a wide range of subjects. This reader makes accessible, in one volume, key readings to stimulate debate about and within critical realism. It explores the following themes:* transcendental realist* the theory of explanatory critique* dialectics* Bhaskar's critical naturalist philosophy of science
A Meeting of minds : socialists discuss philosophy - towards a new symposium? ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bhaskar, Ram Roy, 1944-2014
Roy Bhaskar
バスカー, ロイ
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