On the Relationship of Ian Barbour's and Roy Bhaskar's Critical Realism

Losch, Andreas (2016). On the Relationship of Ian Barbour's and Roy Bhaskar's Critical Realism. Journal of Critical Realism, 16(1), pp. 1-14. Routledge 10.1080/14767430.2016.1193676

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‘Critical realism’ is to some extent an equivocal term, although its ambiguity has rarely been noticed. The reason for this ambiguity is that the term has constantly been reinvented. Nevertheless, the identity of the label and many family resemblances between its uses allowed for a transfer of thought between these different, although similar concepts, bearing the same name. The purpose of this article is to highlight the similarities and differences between the Barbour family of critical realism in science and religion and Roy Bhaskar's understanding of critical realism, and also to show the existing connections between both approaches.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology > Institute of Systematic Theology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Losch, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 120 Epistemology
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology

ISSN:

1476-7430

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Losch

Date Deposited:

13 Dec 2016 08:45

Last Modified:

11 Feb 2018 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14767430.2016.1193676

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.89781

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89781

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