'...stunning readings of key chapters in the history of philosophy. This is a unique book full of gems.' – Peter Manicas
'In this stunning book, Roy Bhaskar develops his own programme of critical realism into a radically new and original theory of dialectics and a critique of previous theories from the ancient Greeks to twentieth century neo-Marxism. The result is comparable in its scope and ambition to Sartre’s critique of dialectical reasoning. It is hard to think of any other contemporary philosopher with the powers to bring this off.' – William Outhwaite
'I deeply admire its vast range, rigour and originality... a massively important work.' - Terry Eagleton
About the Author
is the originator of the philosophy of critical realism, and the author of many acclaimed and influential works including A Realist Theory of Science, The Possibility of Naturalism, Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation, Reclaiming Reality
and Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom.
He is an editor of the recently published Critical Realism: Essential Readings
and is currently chair of the Centre for Critical Realism.