"Matches Bhaskar’s striking originality with a clarity that should make his ideas more widely available. The reach of comparison with other thinkers, past and present, is truly impressive and very helpful. The emphasis on change, interaction, negativity and totality is particularly relevant for the explosive period our world has just entered." – Bertell Ollman, New York University, USA
"A major contribution to the understanding of a difficult but extremely important philosophical position. The expository and critical discussion is sustained at a very high level." – William Outhwaite, University of Newcastle, UK
"Elegant, thoroughgoing, accessible, genuinely illuminating. It brilliantly elucidates dialectical critical realism’s ethics and how it trumps poststructuralism in particular and irrealism in general." – Mervyn Hartwig, Editor, Journal of Critical Realism
About the Author
Alan Norrie has recently taken up a Chair in Law at the University of Warwick. He was previously Drapers' Professor of Law at Queen Mary and Westfield College and Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at King’s College London. He has a longstanding interest in critical realist philosophy and is President of the International Association for Critical Realism.