The 2015 IACR Annual Conference

"Critical Realism: Reimagining Social Science"
 at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame/South Bend, Indiana, USA
27-30 July 2015
"What difference does critical realism make for how we do our empirical work?" More work must be done on how Critical realism may re-orient practical Research.
Papers applying a critical realist approach are invited on all topics, but in particular papers that focus on the practical, analytical and methodological implications of critical realism.

The Conference program will include a memorial for Roy Bhaskar (1944-2014) 
 Details about conference registration, paper submissions, housing and more:  http://csrs.nd.edu/events/iacr2015/ 
Submission of papers: send abstract of no more than 500 words to Nicolette Manglos-Weber nmanglos@nd.edu by April 15th 2015

Conference registration deadline: May 30 2015
Registration costs: $ 400 USD

Conference organiser is professor Christian Smith, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame. 

After the Conference a one-day interdisciplinary workshop will be held on What Conversations about Science, Religion and Theology does Critical Realism make Possible (that other Philosophies of Science Do Not)?
The annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) will be held August 22-25 in Chicago. Notre Dame is two hours away from Chcago, and IACR participants may want to prolong their stay to attend the ASA Conference. 


Journal of Critical Realism - new issue

Volume 14, Number 1 / February 2015 of Journal of Critical Realism is now available on the essential.metapress.com website at http://essential.metapress.com/content/r2v8x07w1061/

 In Memoriam
In Memoriam: Andrew Collier 1944-2014
   John O’Neill
The ‘Two Marxisms’ Revisited: Humanism, Structuralism and Realism in Marxist Social Theory­­­­
    Sean Creaven
Metaphilosophical Naturalism and Naturalized Transcendentalism: Some Objections to Kaidesoja’s Critique of Transcendental Arguments in Critical Realism
   Dustin McWherter

Developing Social Theory Using Critical Realism   

Dave Elder-Vass

A Comment on Elder-Vass, ‘Developing Social Theory Using Critical Realism’: Progress­, and Learning   

Jamie Morgan
Roland Boer, Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology IV (Jolyon Agar); Miguel de Beistegui, Aesthetics after Metaphysics: From Mimesis to Metaphor (Tobin Nellhaus); David Tyfield, The Economics of Science: A Critical Realist Overview, Volumes 1 and 2 (Steve Fleetwood); Martha Nussbaum, Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (Chris Byron); Lilie Chouliaraki, The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism (Margarita Mooney)