Download PDF by Sean Creaven: Against the Spiritual Turn: Marxism, Realism, and Critical

By Sean Creaven

ISBN-10: 0415490316

ISBN-13: 9780415490313

The argument offered during this ebook is that the hot ‘spiritual’ trajectory of Roy Bhaskar’s paintings, upon which he first embarked with the e-book of his From East to West, undermines the basic achievements of his past paintings. the matter with Bhaskar’s new philosophical approach (Transcendental Dialectical severe Realism or just Meta-Reality), from the critical-realist Marxist point of view recommended right here, is that it marks either a departure from and a negation of the sooner matters of Bhaskar to advance a realist philosophy of technology and under-labour for an emancipatory materialist socio-historical technology. The end-result is a meta-philosophy that's irrealist, speculative, under-theorized, internally self-contradictory, and which can't supply philosophical counsel to liberatory social practices. against theist ontological logics extra quite often (including the far more rational theism awarded through Margaret Archer, Andrew Collier and Doug Porpora), the argument of this e-book 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 severe realist conception and for liberatory politics and ethics.

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