11.23.2014

The 2015 IACR Annual Conference
"Critical Realism: Reimagining Social Science"
 at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame/South Bend, Indiana, USA
27-30 July 2015
The program will include a memorial for Roy Bhaskar (1944-2014)
 
 Details about conference registration, paper submissions, housing and more will be posted online in January 2015.
Conference organiser: professor Christian Smith, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame. 
After the Conference a one-day interdisciplinary workshop will be held on "What Conversations about Science, Religion and Theology does Critical Realism make Possible (that other Philosophies of Science Do Not)? Further details will be posted in January 2015.
The annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) will be held August 22-25 in Chicago. Notre Dame is two hours away from Chcago, and IACR participants may want to prolong their stay to attend the ASA Conference. 

8.26.2014

Journal of Critical Realism - new issue

Volume 13, Number 4 / August 2014 of Journal of Critical Realism is now available on the essential.metapress.com website at http://essential.metapress.com/content/xv3048710463/. 
This issue contains:  
p. 339
Craig Reeves
 
p. 368
Steve Vincent, Rob Wapshott, Jean Gardiner
 
p. 385
Leigh Price
 
p. 399
David Bloor
 
p. 411
Harry Collins
 
p. 422
Ruth Porter Groff
 
p. 443
Jonathan Joseph

4.28.2014

Centre for Social Ontology


 
The Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) was established in 2011 at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Now based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, its main focus is the Morphogenetic Project.
To join our mailing list, please contact socialontology@warwick.ac.uk. The CSO website will be regularly updated with information about our activities: www.socialontology.eu


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Posted on behalf of Mark Carrigan
twitter: @mark_carrigan
Research Associate at Centre for Social Ontology
Research Associate at Warwick Business School
 

4.16.2014

Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize 2013



The winner of the Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize for 2013 is Lena Gunnarsson for her book The Contradictions of Love: Towards a Feminist-Realist Ontology of Sociosexuality (Routledge). The Contradictions of Love makes creative and original use of all phases of critical realism (basic or original critical realism, dialectical critical realism and the philosophy of metaReality, or metaRealism) in exploring this important topic.

There was a very strong field. The judges were impressed in different ways by all short-listed works (see the list below), but felt that the following (in alphabetical order) deserve special mention as runners-up:
Priscilla Alderson, Childhoods Real and Imagined: Volume 1: An Introduction to Critical Realism and Childhood Studies (Routledge)
Dustin McWherter, The Problem of Critical Ontology: Bhaskar Contra Kant (Palgrave Macmillan)  

Shortlist
Abdullahi Haji-Abdi, Critical Realism, Somalia and the Diaspora Community (Routledge)
Priscilla Alderson, Childhoods Real and Imagined: Volume 1: An Introduction to Critical realism and Childhood Studies (Routledge)
Lena Gunnarsson, The Contradictions of Love: Towards a Feminist-Realist Ontology of Sociosexuality (Routledge)
Karl Maton, Knowledge and Knowers: Towards a Realist Sociology of Education (Routledge)
Dustin McWherter, The Problem of Critical Ontology: Bhaskar Contra Kant (Palgrave Macmillan)
Iskra Nunez, Critical Realist Activity Theory: An Engagement with Critical Realism and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (Routledge)
Frédéric Vandenberghe, What's Critical About Critical Realism? Essays in Reconstructive Social Theory (Routledge)
Nick Wilson, The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age (OUP USA)
Andrew Wright, Christianity and Critical Realism: Ambiguity, Truth and Theological Literacy (Routledge)



4.14.2014

IACR Conference, London, July 2014, extension of deadlines

The deadlines for the early bird discount rate and for abstracts have been extended to the end of April and May 10 respectively.

Please see the link to the Conference website below, right.

Hope to see you there!



4.03.2014



JCR Journal of the Month April 2014


This April we are celebrating Journal of Critical Realism as our Journal of the Month! 
We are lifting all access restrictions on 3 years' worth of online content from the journal to make it available to you free of charge. 
Visit the Journal of the Month page now >

Alongside the free content, we are offering 20% off institutional subscriptions for April. Plus an array of other features including:
·        15% discount on membership to the International Association for Critical Realism (IACR) during April
·        A video interview with Mervyn Hartwig
      A video interview with Roy Bhaskar will be added shortly
·        16 Editor’s choice articles, interviews, debates and perspectives free to download
·        7 essays on key research published in the Journal
·        2013 International Association for Critical Realism conference review 
·        Editor’s review of the Journal’s back archive

Here's a taste of some of the articles that you now have access to...
Bhaskar's Philosophy as Anti-anthropism
Seo Mingyu

Reality, Representation and the Aesthetic Fallacy: Critical Realism and the Philosophy of
C. S. Peirce
Kieran Cashell

Love - Exploitable Resource or No-lose Situation?
Lena Gunnarsson

Dialectic and Explaining Eurocentrism: The Dialectics of the Europic Problematic of Modernity
Nick Hostettler

Freedom, Dialectic and Philosophical Anthropology
Craig Reeves

Visit the Journal of the Month page now to read free content and find out more > 
Remember, all of this content is only available until 30th April, so make the most of it while you can!

Best wishes

Charlie Lawrence  |   Philosophy, Religion & Theology  |  c.lawrence@maneypublishing.com