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By Sean Creaven

The argument awarded during this ebook is that the new ‘spiritual’ trajectory of Roy Bhaskar’s paintings, upon which he first embarked with the e-book of his From East to West, undermines the elemental achievements of his previous paintings. the matter with Bhaskar’s new philosophical procedure (Transcendental Dialectical serious Realism or just Meta-Reality), from the critical-realist Marxist standpoint counseled the following, 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 supply philosophical tips to liberatory social practices. against theist ontological logics extra in most cases (including the much more rational theism provided via 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, supply a way more promising future of serious realist concept and for liberatory politics and ethics.

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