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Bhaskar, Roy 1944-2014

Works: 71 works in 531 publications in 2 languages and 9,997 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Other, Dedicatee
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Most widely held works by Roy Bhaskar
From east to west : odyssey of a soul by Roy Bhaskar( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,549 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."
The possibility of naturalism : a philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

59 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realist theory of science by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

82 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first edition in 1975, 'A Realist Theory of Science' has inspired the multi-disciplinary and international movement of thought known as 'critical realism'. Re-issued with a new introduction, the book revindicates ontology, critiquing the reduction of being in favour of knowledge, which Bhaskar calls the 'epistemic fallacy'
Reclaiming reality : a critical introduction to contemporary philosophy by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 525 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 )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Bhaskar argues that Rorty's account of science and knowledge is based on a half-truth. He sees the historicity of knowledge, but cannot sustain its rationality or the reality of the objects it describes. The author further argues that Rorty's problem-field replicates the Kantian resolution of the third antinomy: we are determined as material bodies, but free as discursive (speaking and writing) subjects. Rorty's actualism (like Kant's) makes human agency impossible
Scientific realism and human emancipation by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book starts from an assessment of the impasse of contemporary philosophy of science which stems from an incomplete critique of positivism. It then proceeds to a systematic exposition of scientific realism in the form of transcendental realism. This highlights a conception of science as explanatory of a structured differentiated and changing world
Dialectic : the pulse of freedom by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Critical realism, Hegelian dialectic and the problems of philosophy--preliminary considerations -- Objectives of the book -- 'Dialectic' : an initial orientation -- Negation -- Four degrees of critical realism -- Prima facie objections to critical realism -- On the sources and general character of the Hegelian dialectic -- On the immanent critique and limitations of the Hegelian dialectic -- The fine structure of the Hegelian dialectic -- Epistemological dialectic and the problems of philosophy -- Dialectic : the logic of absence, arguments, themes, perspectives, configurations -- Absence -- Emergence -- Contradiction I : Hegel and Marx -- Contradiction II : misunderstandings -- On the materialist diffraction of dialectic -- Dialectical arguments and the unholy trinity -- Dialectical motifs : tina formations, mediation, concrete universality, etc -- On the generalized theory of the dialectical remark, the failure of detachment and the presence of the past -- Dialectical critical naturalism -- Towards a real definition of dialectic -- Dialectical critical realism and the dialectic of freedom -- Ontology -- The dialectic of truth -- On the emergence and derivability of dialecticized transcendental realism -- 1M realism : non-identity -- 2E realism : negativity -- Space, time and tense -- Social science, explanatory critique, emancipatory axiology -- 3L realism : totality -- 4D realism : agency -- The dialectic of desire to freedom -- Dialectical critical realism and the dialectics of critical realism -- Metacritical dialectics : irrealism and its consequences -- Irrealism -- The problems of philosophy and their resolution -- Contradictions of the critical philosophy -- Dilemmas of the beautiful soul and the unhappy consciousness -- Master and slave : from dialectics of reconciliation to dialectics of liberation -- The metacritique of the Hegelian dialectic -- Marxian dialectic I: the rational kernel in the mystical shell -- Marxian dialectic II: the mystical shell in the rational kernel -- Metacritical dialectics : philosophical ideologies, their sublation and explanation -- The consequences of irrealism -- Diffracted and retotalized dialectics -- Dialectic as the pulse of freedom
Roy Bhaskar : a theory of education by David Scott( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an account of an original educational philosophy, developed by one of the most significant philosophers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Roy Bhaskar. Though he directed his attention to wider matters than education, his philosophy has implications for the way we can understand how the world is structured and in turn how we can transform it to accommodate a desire for a better arrangement of resources for human well-being. It is thus both a theory of mind and world, and, in addition, a theory of education. Roy Bhaskar's philosophy has a view on the following important matters: intentionality, agential capacity, materialism, the possibility of describing and changing the world, progression, education and the lifecourse, essentialism and human nature, pedagogy, knowledge and knowledge-development, the formation of the self, curricular aims and objectives, being with other people, the self in the learning process, the relationship between the self (or agency) and the environment, stratification, emergence, representation and its different modes, structures and mechanisms, the dialectic, and criticality
Plato etc. : the problems of philosophy and their resolution by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harré and his critics : essays in honour of Rom Harré with his commentary on them( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 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 231 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 )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 220 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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on talks given by the author on various occasions in Europe, Asia and America during 1997-2002
Plato etc. : problems of philosophy and their resolution by Roy Bhaskar( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 187 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. Among the issues discussed are the problems of induction and universals, the question of relativism
Enlightened common sense : the philosophy of critical realism by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1970s, critical realism has grown to address a range of subjects, including economics, philosophy, science, and religion. It has become a complex and mature philosophy. Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism looks back over this development in one concise and accessible volume. The late Roy Bhaskar was critical realism's philosophical originator and chief exponent. He draws on a lifetime's experience to give a definitive, systematic account of this increasingly influential, international and multidisciplinary approach. Critical realism's key element has always been its vindication and deepening of our understanding of ontology. Arguing that realist ontology is inexorable in knowledge and action, Bhaskar sees this as the key to a new enlightened common sense. From the definition of critical realism and its applicability in the social sciences, to explanation of dialectical critical realism and the philosophy of metaReality, this is the essential introduction for students of critical realism" -- From the publisher
Ecophilosophy in a world of crisis : critical realism and the Nordic contributions by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Metatheory for the twenty-first century : critical realism and integral theory in dialogue by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Beyond nature and humanity : reflections on the emergence and purposes of metatheories / Zachary Stein -- 2. Healing the half-world : ideology and the emancipatory potential of meta-level social science / Mark G. Edwards -- 3. Developing a complex integral realism for global response : three meta-framework for knowledge integration and coordinated action / Sean Esbjorn-Hargens -- 4. Towards a complex integral realism / Paul Marshall -- 5. Rethinking the intellectual resources for addressing complex twenty-first-century challenges : towards a critical realist integral theory / Nicholas Hedlund -- 6. After integral gets real : on meta-critical chiasma of CR and IT / Michael Schwartz -- 7. Why I'm a critical realist / Mervyn Hartwig -- 8. Contributions of embodied realism to ontological questions in critical realism and integral theory / Tom Murray
Interdisciplinarity and wellbeing : a critical realist general theory of interdisciplinarity by Roy Bhaskar( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the authors provide a much-needed general theory of interdisciplinarity and relate it to health/wellbeing research and professional practice. In so doing they make it possible for practitioners of the different disciplines to communicate without contradiction or compromise, resolving the tensions that beset much interdisciplinary work. Such a general theory is only possible if we assume that there is more to being (ontology) than empirical being (what we can measure directly). Therefore, the unique approach to interdisciplinarity applied in this book starts from ontology, namely that there is a multimechanismicity (a multiplicity of mechanisms) in open systems; and then moves to epistemology. By contrast, the mainstream approach, which fails to acknowledge ontology, is -unserious- and tends to result in a methodological hierarchy, unconducive of interdisciplinarity, in which empiricist science is overtly or tacitly assumed to be the superior version of science. This book is primarily aimed at those people interested in improving health and wellbeing--such as researchers, policy-makers, educators, and general practitioners. However, it will also be useful to academics engaged in the broader academic debate on interdisciplinary metatheory."--Publisher's description
The philosophy of metaReality : creativity, love and freedom by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 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
Meta-reality : the philosophy of meta-reality by Roy Bhaskar( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From east to west : odyssey of a soul
The possibility of naturalism : a philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciencesA realist theory of scienceReclaiming reality : a critical introduction to contemporary philosophyPhilosophy and the idea of freedomScientific realism and human emancipationDialectic : the pulse of freedomPlato etc. : the problems of philosophy and their resolutionInterdisciplinarity and climate change : transforming knowledge and practice for our global future
Alternative Names
Bhaskar, Ram Roy 1944-2014

Bhaskar, Roy, 1944-

Roy Bhaskar

Roy Bhaskar britischer Philosoph

Roy Bhaskar Brits auteur (1944-2014)

Roy Bhaskar filósofo británico

Roy Bhaskar philosophe britannique

روی باسکار نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

바스카, 로이 1944-

バスカー, ロイ


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