Enlightened common sense I: clarifying and developing the concepts of depth, emergence, and transfactuality

Holland, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-1720-1576, 2019. Enlightened common sense I: clarifying and developing the concepts of depth, emergence, and transfactuality. Journal of Critical Realism, 18 (1), pp. 56-82. ISSN 1476-7430

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Abstract

In this article, the first of a series of four articles that engage critically with the arguments of two recent and significant additions to the literature on critical realism, namely Bhaskar’s Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism and Bhaskar et al.’s Interdisciplinarity and Wellbeing: A Critical Realist General Theory of Interdisciplinarity. Using the method of immanent critique and focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the arguments of Enlightened Common Sense, I identify, and propose solutions to, a range of problems pertaining to the concepts of depth, emergence and transfactuality. In identifying and resolving these problems, my aim is to clarify and develop the categories of original critical realism and thereby ensure that critical realism as a whole is as effective an underlabourer for science as it can be.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Critical Realism
Creators: Holland, D.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 20 February 2019
Volume: 18
Number: 1
ISSN: 1476-7430
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10.1080/14767430.2019.1573048DOI
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Apr 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36284

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