Scientific Explanation and Human Emancipation

  • R. Bhaskar
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Part of the Institut für Höhere Studien — Institute for Advanced Studies IHS-Studies book series (INHSIAS)


What connections, if any, exist between explanations in the human sciences and the project of human emancipation? I want to address this issue in the light of the transcendental realist reconstruction of science [see Bhaskar, 1975/1978, 1982a] and the critical naturalism which that reconstruction enables [see Bhaskar, 1979a].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bhaskar
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  1. 1.Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy, School of Social SciencesUniversity of SussexGB-BrightonUK

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