Elaborating Naturalized Critical Realism: Response to Ruth Groff, Dave Elder-Vass, Daniel Little and Petri Ylikoski

Authors

  • Tuukka Kaidesoja University of Turku

Keywords:

critical realism, naturalist philosophy of social science, transcendental arguments, causal power, social structure, social system, social mechanism, Roy Bhaskar, Robert Merton, Mario Bunge

Abstract

This paper is a reply to the discussions of Ruth Groff, Dave Elder-Vass, Daniel Little, and Petri Ylikoski of Tuukka Kaidesoja (2013): Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology (London: Routledge).

References

Archer, Margaret (1995): A Realist Social Theory: The Morphogenetic Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511557675

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

Bhaskar, Roy (1998): The Possibility of Naturalism: A Philosophical Critique of the Contemporary Human Sciences. 3rd Edition. London: Routledge.

Bunge, Mario (1998): Social Science under Debate: A Philosophical Perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://doi.org/10.3138/9781442680036

Bunge, Mario (2003): Emergence and Convergence: Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://doi.org/10.3138/9781442674356

Hall, Peter A. and David Soskice (Ed.) (2001): Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harré, Rom (1970): The Principles of Scientific Thinking. London: Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-81592-0

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

Hedström, Peter (2005): Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kaidesoja, Tuukka (2013): Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203753484

Kemp, Stephen and John Holmwood (2012): “Questioning Contingency in Social Life: Roles, Agreement and Agency”. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42. No. 4, p. 403–424. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5914.2012.00499.x

King, Anthony (1999): “The Impossibility of Naturalism: The Antinomies of Bhaskar’s realism”. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 29. No. 2. p. 267–288. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5914.00102

Merton, Robert K. (1957): “The Role-Set: Problems in Sociological Theory”. In: British Journal of Sociology 8. No. 2, p. 106–120. https://doi.org/10.2307/587363

Merton, Robert K. (1968): Social Theory and Social Structure. New York: The Free Press.

Pawson, Ray (2000): “Middle-Range Realism”. In: European Journal of Sociology 41. No. 2, p. 283–325. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003975600007050

Downloads

Published

2015-07-04

Issue

Section

Book Symposium