Précis of Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

Authors

  • Tuukka Kaidesoja University of Turku

Keywords:

critical realism, social ontology, naturalist philosophy of social science, causal power, essentialism, Roy Bhaskar

Abstract

This paper introduces and contextualizes my book Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology (London: Routledge, 2013).

References

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2015-07-04

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