Developing Realistic Methodology : How New Dialectics Surpasses the Critical Realist Method for Social Science

@inproceedings{Brown2002DevelopingRM,
  title={Developing Realistic Methodology : How New Dialectics Surpasses the Critical Realist Method for Social Science},
  author={Andrew Brown and Chris Arthur and Bill Bowring and Chris Brown and Rosemary Brown and Hans Despain and Paul J. Dunne and Niccolo Figa-Talamanca and Corinna Lotz and John Roberts and Alfredo Saad and Gary Slater and David Spencer},
  year={2002}
}
This paper argues that 'new dialectics' provides an adequate methodology for economics and social science. The argument is advanced via a critique of 'critical realism', an important rival to new dialectics. Critical realism holds that the root mistake underlying orthodox methodology, termed the ‘epistemic fallacy’, is a failure to sustain adequately the distinction between ontology and epistemology, resulting in the relative neglect of ontology. By overcoming the fallacy, critical realism… CONTINUE READING
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