Search for dissertations about: "critical realism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 swedish dissertations containing the words critical realism.

  1. 1. The Critical God : Revisiting Reinhold Niebuhr's existential turn in the realist tradition

    Author : Guilherme Marques-Pedro; Howard Williams; Andrew Linklater; David McLellan; Campbell Craig; UK Aberystwyth University; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; International Relations Theory; Realism; Liberalism; Existentialism; Christian Theology; Reinhold Niebuhr; Thomas Hobbes; Statskunskap; Political Science;

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  2. 2. Electronic Healthcare Ontologies : Philosophy, the real world and IT structures

    Author : Martin Berzell; Ingemar Nordin; Urban Forsum; Daniel Karlsson; Ingvar Johansson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; medical informatics; ontology; terminology; critical realism; immanent realism; Filosofi; medicinsk informatik; ontologi; terminologi; kritisk realism; immanent realism; Theory of science; Vetenskapsteori; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates how the notion of ‘ontology’ has been used in the field of medical informatics and knowledge representation. Partly to investigate what an ‘ontology’ can be said to represent and what requirements we can have on a good ‘ontology’. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Collective Archives of Mind : An Exploration of Reasons from Metaethics to Social Ontology

    Author : Gloria Mähringer; Praktisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Reasons Fundamentalism; constitutivism; constructivism; realism; error theory; domain of reasons; self-determination; normative harmony; normative instability; disruption of thought; normative transformation; social ontology; critical realism; affordances of thought; reason relations; collective archive;

    Abstract : This monograph discusses the question of what it is to be a reason – mainly in practical ethics – and proposes an original contribution to metaethics.It critically examines theories of metaethical realism, constructivism and error theory and identifies several misunderstandings or unclarities in contemporary debates. READ MORE

  4. 4. Deliberating value : On the theory and practice of valuation of nature from neoclassical to ecological economics

    Author : Lina Isacs; Cecilia Håkansson; Jasper Kenter; Therese Lindahl; Ulrika Gunnarsson-Östling; Neil Ravenscroft; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ecological economics; neoclassical environmental economics; value; valuation; deliberative democracy; green GDP; alien invasive species; social cost of carbon; SCC; carbon values; stated preferences; trade-offs; Alan Holland; Dasgupta; ontology; epistemology; critical realism; autoethnograhpy; critical theory; reflexive methodology; ekologisk ekonomi; neoklassisk miljöekonomi; värde; värdering; deliberativ demokrati; grön BNP; invasiva arter; skadekostnader; klimat; modeller; SP; preferenser; trade-offs; ontologi; epistemologi; kritisk realism; autoetnografi; kritisk teori; reflexiv metodologi; Miljöstrategisk analys; Environmental Strategic Analysis;

    Abstract : This thesis is about whether it is a good idea to place monetary value on nature, to remedy the fact that we treat it as having no particular value to us humans, although it clearly has. The thesis is based on five research papers that can be said to position themselves on opposite sides in the debate on monetisation of nature. READ MORE

  5. 5. On the Ontology of Love, Sexuality and Power : Towards a Feminist-Realist Depth Approach

    Author : Lena Gunnarsson; Liisa Husu; Andrew Sayer; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Roy Bhaskar; critical realism; dialectical critical realism; feminist theory; gender; Anna G. Jónasdóttir; love power; new materialism; ontology; philosophy of metaReality; sexuality; Gender Studies; Genusvetenskap;

    Abstract : The thesis offers a theoretical account of how and why, in contemporary western societies characterized by formal-legal equality and women’s relative economic independence, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexuality and love. By means of an innovative application of Roy Bhaskar’s critical realism, dialectical critical realism and philosophy of metaReality, it investigates and elaborates Anna G. READ MORE