Talk:Critical realism (philosophy of the social sciences)

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So I created this page because the old Critical realism page lacked focus. This page focuses on Bhaskar's philosophy: so it might be better entitled Critical realism (Roy Bhaskar). Thoughts? Omicron18 (talk) 19:51, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Definitely not (re: including Bhaskar's name in the title). Many of the critical realists influenced by some of his work openly renounce him and point to the origins of his ontological arguments in Marxism... It's fair to say that he is a crucial figure, no question, but to allow him to 'own' the philosophy in this way would be too much, especially given that there are thousands of other publications establishing and developing critical realist approaches to social science that include little or no reference to him. Nevertheless, I think it was correct to split the pages, as the whole CR approach in social science is only tangentially related to a lot of the more analytic stuff about perception that was on the old page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.225.230.166 (talk) 16:03, 3 December 2013 (UTC)