New PDF release: Against the Spiritual Turn: Marxism, Realism, and Critical

By Sean Creaven

ISBN-10: 0415490316

ISBN-13: 9780415490313

The argument offered during this ebook is that the hot ‘spiritual’ trajectory of Roy Bhaskar’s paintings, upon which he first embarked with the booklet of his From East to West, undermines the basic achievements of his prior paintings. the matter with Bhaskar’s new philosophical procedure (Transcendental Dialectical severe Realism or just Meta-Reality), from the critical-realist Marxist viewpoint counseled the following, is that it marks either a departure from and a negation of the sooner matters of Bhaskar to strengthen a realist philosophy of technological know-how and under-labour for an emancipatory materialist socio-historical technological know-how. The end-result is a meta-philosophy that is irrealist, speculative, under-theorized, internally self-contradictory, and which can't supply philosophical suggestions to liberatory social practices. towards theist ontological logics extra mostly (including the way more rational theism offered via Margaret Archer, Andrew Collier and Doug Porpora), the argument of this e-book is that the earth-bound materialist dialectics of the classical Marxist culture, and the naturalistic humanism those dialectics under-labour at the terrain of socio-historical being, supply a way more promising future of severe realist concept and for liberatory politics and ethics.

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