By Sean Creaven
The argument offered during this booklet is that the new ‘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 previous paintings. the matter with Bhaskar’s new philosophical method (Transcendental Dialectical severe Realism or just Meta-Reality), from the critical-realist Marxist standpoint counseled right here, is that it marks either a departure from and a negation of the sooner issues of Bhaskar to increase a realist philosophy of technology 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 offer philosophical tips to liberatory social practices. towards theist ontological logics extra usually (including the far more rational theism awarded by way of Margaret Archer, Andrew Collier and Doug Porpora), the argument of this ebook 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, provide a way more promising future of serious realist concept and for liberatory politics and ethics.
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Against the Spiritual Turn: Marxism, Realism, and Critical Theory (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)) by Sean Creaven