Emergentist Marxism

Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory

Author: Sean Creaven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136013504

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

View: 5312

In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical systems. Author Sean Creaven investigates Marx’s dialectics of being and consciousness, forces and relations of production, base and superstructure, class structure and class conflict, and demonstrates how they allow the social analyst to conceptualize geo-history as embodying a tendential evolutionary directionality, rather than as simply random or indeterminate in terms of its outcomes. For those interested in social and political theory, Marxism and communism and contemporary social theory, this outstanding volume is an in important read and a valuable resource.

Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education

Author: Grant Banfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131741148X

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 6749

This book offers a critical realist intervention into the field of Marxist Sociology of Education. Critical realism, as developed by British philosopher Roy Bhaskar, is known for its capacity to serve as a conceptual underlabourer to applied fields like education. Indeed, its success in clarifying and resolving thorny issues of educational theory and practice is now well established. Given critical realism’s sympathetic Marxist origins, its productive and critical engagement with Marxism has an even longer history. To date there has been little sustained attention given to the application of critical realism to Marxist educational praxis. The book addresses this gap in existing scholarship. Its conceptual ground clearing of the field of Marxist Sociology of Education centres on two problematics well-known in the social sciences: naturalism and the structure-agency relation. Marxist theory from the days of Marx to the present is shown to also be haunted by these problematics. This has resulted in considerable tension around the meaning and nature of, for example, reform, revolution, class determinism and class struggle. With its emergence in the 1970s as a child of Western Marxism, the field continues to be an expression of these tensions that seriously limit its transformative potential. Addressing these issues and offering conceptual clarification in the interests of revolutionary educational practice, Critical Realism for Marxist Sociology of Education provides a new perspective on education which will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners alike.

Marxism and Realism

A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences

Author: Sean Creaven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134562209

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8673

This book rethinks Marx's sociology as a form of realist social theory, extending Roy Bhaskar's philosophical realism into the social sciences. By constructing historical materialism as realist social theory, it becomes possible to resolve many long standing dilemmas in Marxist discourse, such as voluntarism versus determinism and humanism versus economism.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 6956

Rethinking Marxism

From Kant and Hegel to Marx and Engels

Author: Jolyon Agar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317834623

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7736

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Das Leib-Seele-Problem

ein psychobiologischer Versuch

Author: Mario Bunge

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783169448715

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

View: 4210

Tradition, Wandel und Modernität

Author: Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt,Shemuel Noaḥ Aizensḥtadṭ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518071199

Category: Chance (Logic)

Page: 418

View: 553

Marx, Reason, and the Art of Freedom

Author: Kevin M. Brien

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 5230

Presenting an analysis of the problem of freedom from a humanistic-Marxist perspective, this work draws on the chronological spectrum of Marx's writings to reconstruct Marx' mature view of freedom under three broad categories. It demonstrates that Marx's thought is principally an elaborated philosophical-scientific theory of freedom.


Justice and Dialectic

Author: James Daly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781871551280

Category: Dialectic

Page: 144

View: 9221

Phänomenologie und Marxismus

Konzepte und Methoden

Author: Bernhard Waldenfels,Jan M. Broekman,Ante Pažanin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518077955

Category: Dialectical materialism

Page: 255

View: 396

Philosophy of Psychology

Author: Mario Bunge,Ruben Ardila

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461246962

Category: Psychology

Page: 327

View: 544

This book is about some topical philosophical and methodological prob lems that arise in the study of behavior and mind, as well as in the treatment of behavioral and mental disorders. It deals with such questions as 'What is behavior a manifestation of?', 'What is mind, and how is it related to matter?', 'Which are the positive legacies, if any, of the major psychological schools?', 'How can behavior and mind best be studied?', and 'Which are the most effective ways of modifying behavioral and mental processes?' These questions and their kin cannot be avoided in the long run because they fuel the daily search for better hypotheses, experimental designs, techniques, and treatments. They also occur in the critical examination of data and theories, as well as methods for the treatment of behavioral and mental disorders. All students of human or animal, normal or abnormal behavior and mind, whether their main concern is basic or applied, theoretical or em pirical, admit more or less tacitly to a large number of general philosophi cal and methodological principles.

Was ist Soziologie?

Author: Norbert Elias

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: 322

View: 9365

Interpretation, Relativism, and the Metaphysics of Culture

Themes in the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis

Author: Michael Krausz,Richard Shusterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573926560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 427

View: 8813

Combining historical exegesis and systematic elaboration, contemporary American philosopher Joseph Margolis has created and defended a metaphysics and a logic that he has applied throughout the realms of culture. Is his account fully consistent? Is it adequate to the needs of interpretative practice in the natural and human sciences? Scholars of various philosophical persuasions critically engage these questions. In fifteen hitherto unpublished essays, they explore the metaphysics of flux and relativistic logic that constitute Margolis' theory of culture. Specific issues covered include: the idea of interpretation, the fixity of meaning, objectivity, pragmatism, the embodiment of the self, and the metaphysics of flux. The careful study and criticism embodied in this collection of insightful articles attest to the originality and importance of Margolis' work. Besides the contributions by editors Krausz and Shusterman, and a concluding reply by Joseph Margolis himself, the other contributors include: Noel Carroll, Peter Caws, Dale Jacquette, Peter McCormick, J. N. Mohanty, Nicholas Rescher, Tom Rockmore, Gail Soffer, Laurent Stern, Marx W. Wartofsky, Joanne Waugh, and Eddy M. Zemach.

Unser Wissen von der Außenwelt

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787321012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 9380

In "Unser Wissen von der Außenwelt" wendet Russell die logisch-analytische Methode auf die Philosophie an und sucht Antworten auf die Frage nach Wesen und Erwerb sicheren Wissens von der Außenwelt. "Unser Wissen von der Außenwelt", zuerst erschienen 1914, enthält zusammen mit der Einführung in die mathematische Philosophie von 1919 (PhB 536) die Gesamtheit aller wichtigen erkenntnistheoretischen und logischen Ansichten Russells. Hervorgegangen aus den "Lowell Lectures" - einer Vorlesungsreihe, die Russell 1914 an der Harvard Universität in Boston gehalten hat -, beschäftigt sich das Werk mit Wesen und Erwerb sicheren Wissens von der objektiven Außenwelt und sucht Antworten auf die Fragen, was die Welt sei und wie der Mensch sie sieht. Im Zentrum der Erörterung steht dabei das Verhältnis der Sinnesdaten zu Raum, Zeit und dem Gegenstand der mathematischen Physik. Russells Anwendung der logisch-analytischen Methode auf die Philosophie fußt auf dem Verständnis von Logik und Wahrnehmung als absolute Fundamente, auf die alles Wissen zu reduzieren ist. Sie offenbart Eigenart, Wirksamkeit und Unvermögen der modernen Logik in der Philosophie und erhebt diese in den Stand einer wissenschaftlichen Disziplin. Die Leichtigkeit des Fortgangs der Argumentation und die lebendige Sprache gewähren einen schnellen Zugang zu Werk und Grundthesen des Autors. "Unser Wissen von der Außenwelt" war von umfassendem Einfluß und hat beispielsweise Rudolf Carnap zu seinem Hauptwerk "Der logische Aufbau der Welt" angeregt. Mit der Neuausgabe des Textes in der "PhB" wird eine grundlegende Überarbeitung der deutschen Erstausgabe des Jahres 1926 im Meiner Verlag vorgelegt. Der Band basiert auf der von Russell im gleichen Jahr überarbeiteten Version und wird durch eine ausführliche Einleitung des Herausgebers abgerundet.