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Critical realism and the self

O'Mahoney, Joseph ORCID: 2011. Critical realism and the self. Journal of Critical Realism 10 (1) , pp. 122-129.

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This piece outlines the opportunities and obstacles to the application of critical realism to the study of the self. Based on a recent seminar on the subject, the paper discusses a number of diverse approaches to the application of critical realism to selfhood, identity and psychology. It is argued that for the social sciences, the political dangers of essentialism in studying the self require clear explication of how critical realist approaches do not necessarily lead to reductionism or determinism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 1476-7430
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:45

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