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Title: Of babies and bathwater. A review of Tuukka Kaidesoja (2013) Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology
Authors: Elder-Vass, Dave
Keywords: Critical realism
Real causal powers
Roy Bhaskar
Roy Bhaskar
Social ontology
Transcendental arguments
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Dave Elder-Vass, published by De Gruyter.
Citation: ELDER-VASS, D., 2015. Of babies and bathwater. A review of Tuukka Kaidesoja (2013) Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology. Journal of Social Ontology, 1(2), pp.327-331.
Abstract: Tuukka Kaidesoja’s new book is a welcome addition to the literature on critical realism. He shows good judgement in defending Roy Bhaskar’s argument for causal powers while criticising its framing as a transcendental argument. In criticising Bhaskar’s concept of a real-but-not-actual ontological domain, however, he discards an essential element of a realist ontology, even a naturalised one: a recognition of the transfactual aspect of causal power.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Social Ontology (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1515/jso-2014-0029). This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1515/jso-2014-0029
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18385
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jso-2014-0029
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