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Critical realism, post-positivism, and the possibility of knowledge

Author: Ruth Groff
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge studies in critical realism, 11.
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"Ruth Groff argues that a critical realist approach to the concept of causality allows for a compelling response to the idea that all claims about the world are equally valid. Relativism, Groff observes, presupposes that the world is all possible ways - that it has no determinate, intrinsic features.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Groff
ISBN: 041533473X 9780415334730
OCLC Number: 53132232
Description: xii, 153 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : relativism, anti-realism and causality --
2. On the necessity of necessary connections : critical realism and Kant's transcendental idealism --
3. Natural kinds : critical realism and Putnam's internal realism --
4. Alethic truth --
5. Recovering Aristotle : realism about causality and the social sciences --
6. Conclusion : critical realism and the post-positivist quagmire.
Series Title: Routledge studies in critical realism, 11.
Responsibility: Ruth Groff.
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