A Realist Theory of Science

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Verso, 1997 - Science - 284 pages
This brilliant, systematic and original study describes how only a conception of science as a social activity attempting to capture ever-deeper structures of the world can reconcile the conflicting insights of empiricism and rationalism. This position, which the author characterizes as transcendental realism, has the power to resolve many of the traditional problems in philosophy such as the problems of induction and of universals.

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Roy Bhaskar is an independent scholar and founder of the critical realist movement in the social sciences. He is the author of several books, including The Possibility of Naturalism, Reclaiming Reality, Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom and Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom.

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