Tuukka Kaidesoja on Critical Realist Transcendental Realism

Authors

  • Ruth Groff Saint Louis University

Keywords:

critical realism, naturalism, Roy Bhaskar, social ontology

Abstract

I argue that critical realists think pretty much what Tukka Kaidesoja says that he himself thinks, but also that Kaidesoja’s objections to the views that he attributes to critical realists are not persuasive.

References

Bhaskar, Roy (1978[1975]): A Realist Theory of Science. 2nd edition. Sussex: The Harvester Press.

Bhaskar, Roy (1998[1979]): The Possibility of Naturalism: A Philosophical Critique of the Contemporary Human Sciences. 2nd edition. Brighton: The Harvester Press.

Harré Rom and Edward H. Madden (1975): Causal Powers: A Theory of Natural Necessity. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Kant, Immanuel (1997): Critique of Pure Reason. Paul Guyer and Allen W. Wood. (Trans. and Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511804649

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Published

2015-07-04

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Book Symposium