David Graeber on the importance of Roy Bhaskar’s work

3 Jul, 2021 at 11:09 | Posted in Theory of Science & Methodology | Comments Off on David Graeber on the importance of Roy Bhaskar’s work

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No philosopher of science has influenced yours truly’s thinking more than Roy Bhaskar did. Roy always emphasised that the world itself should never be conflated with the knowledge we have of it. Science can only produce meaningful, relevant and realist knowledge if it acknowledges its dependence of the​ world out there. Ultimately that also means that the critique yours truly wages against mainstream economics is that it doesn’t take that ontological requirement seriously.

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