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Critical Realism: some responses


I would like to thank the editors for giving me the opportunity to respond to some of the criticisms raised in the forum on Critical Realism, or what is sometimes known as scientific realism (CR/SR). In this short response I shall attempt to correct some of the misunderstandings of Critical Realism in the forum, but also highlight a fundamental philosophical disagreement that has important political consequences.

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Oliver Kessler , ‘On logic, intersubjectivity, and meaning: is reality an assumption we just don't need?’, Review of International Studies, 38:1 (2012)

Lambert V. Stepanich , ‘Heidegger: “Between Idealism and Realism”’, The Harvard Review of Philosophy (Spring1991), pp. 20–8

Edmund Husserl , Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger (1927–1931), trans. T. Sheehan and R. Palmer (Dordrecht: Kluwer1997)

Diane Cool , and Samantha Frost (eds), New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010)

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Review of International Studies
  • ISSN: 0260-2105
  • EISSN: 1469-9044
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