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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 13:06:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: spoon-administration-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
Subject: Critical Realism Conference Program (fwd)


maybe just the board for this?

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 15:52:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: A c/o Stanier <ccrcon-AT-essex.ac.uk>
To: spoons-AT-jefferson.village.virginia.edu
Subject: Critical Realism Conference Program


Dear Colleagues,
>    
> Please find enclosed a conference program for the 2nd Annual 
> Center for Critical Realism Conference: After Postmodernism: 
> Critical Realism? The Conference will be held at the University of 
> Essex September 1-3, 1998. As you will see the program contains an 
> impressive selection of speakers, across disciplines and national 
> boundaries. For further information regarding conference 
> (registration and further particulars) visit our web site: 
> <http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/ccrcon.html>.
> 
> Also feel free to contact the conference organisers at 
> <ccrcon-AT-essex.ac.uk. The conference organisers would be grateful 
> if you could forward this message to anyone you think might find 
> it of interest.
> 
>  Sincerely Yours
>    
>    Jose Lopez & Dr. Garry Potter
>    Conference Organisers
>    Sociology Dept.
>    University of Essex
>   
> 
>                                Conference Program
> 
>                             Tuesday 1st of September
> 
>                        (Registration from 1:00pm onwards)
> 
> 
>                           4:30-5:30 First Plenary
>                             Ted Benton (Essex)
> 
>                              5:30-5:45 Coffee
> 
> 
> 5:45-7:15 Seminars 
> 
> Critical Realism: So What? (1A):Methodology 
> Doug Porpora (Drexel) "Do Realists Run Regressions?"
> 
> Critical Realism: So What? (1B):Science and Technology
> Sue Clegg (Leeds Metropolitan)"When Discourse is Real: A Case     
>      Study of Women in Computing?"
> Christopher Norris(Cardiff) "Realism vs. Anti-Realism in Quantum 
>      Mechanics"
>     
>                    
> Critical Realism: So What? (1C): Politics and Philosophy
> Caroline New (Bath) "The Personal and the Political"               
> Norman Geras (Manchester) TBA
> 
>                           8:00 pm Dinner
>                                                                    
> 
>                        Wednesday 2nd of September
> 
>                         7:30 -9:00 am Breakfast
>                       
> 
> 
> 9:30:11:00 am Seminars
> 
> Social Structure
> John Scott (Essex) "Where is Social Structure"
> Jose Lopez (Essex) " On Structures and Metaphors of Social Complexity"
> 
> Race
> Bob Carter (Worcester) "Keeping of appearances, Realism and Critique of Race
Concepts "
> Robert Young (Alabama ) "Critical Cultural Studies: Materialism and Race"
> 
> Critical Realism and Marxism
> Fethi Acikel (Essex) "Economism vs. `Culturalism’: Beyond Two Forms of
Reductionism"
> John Robersts (Cardiff ) "Marxism and Critical Realism: The Same, Similar or
just Plain Different"
> 
> Feminism
> Alison Assiter (Luton) "Feminist Epistemology and Value"
> Dennis Erasga (Manila ) "Whose knowledge?  Whose Theory? Feminism and the
Power of discourse "
> 
> Philosophy(1)
> Claire Mayer (Essex) "Posing Ethical Questions of a Levinasian Kind to
Critical Realism"
> Kathryn Dean (SOAS) "The Decentred Subject: A Critical Realist Account"
> 
> 
>                                 11:00-11:30 Coffee
> 
> 11:30-1:00 Seminars
> 
> Philosophy (2)
> Tom Sorell (Essex) "Thomas Nagel and Realism"
> Andrew Collier (Southhampton) "Real and Nominal Absences"
> 
> TBA
> Christopher Lloyd (UNE Australia) "Beyond Critical Realism and Postmodernism
- Towards a Holocene-Darwinian Approach to World History"
> Alex Callinicos TBA
> 
> Ideology and Knowledge (1)
> Garry Potter (Essex) TBA
> John Varty (Sussex ) "Ideology Social Science and Explanatory Critique"
> 
> Psychology (1)
> Peter Dickens (Sussex) "Social Darwinism: Towards a Realist Reconstruction"
> Philip Hodgkiss ( Manchester) "Creating a Space for the Construction of
Consciousness in Critical Realism"
> 
>                            1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
> 
>                            2:30 -4:30 2nd Plenary
>                         Critical Realism; So What? (1)
>                           Philosophy and Research
> 
>                      Rachel Sharp(Australia), Rob Stones (Essex),
>                    Margaret Archer (Warwick), & Tony Woodiwiss (Essex) 
> 
> 
> 
>                               4:30:5:00 Coffee
> 5:00 - 6:30 Seminars
> 
> Research Everyday Life
> David Ford (Essex) "Smoking; A Fatal Social Phenomenon: A Critique of the
Last    
>      Smoker Thesis"
> J.  Christi (Amsterdam ) "Work Stress and Well Being: A Realist Alternative
"
> 
> Archaeology/Ecology
> Michal Tierney (Lampeter) " Critical Realism, Materiality and Archaelogy"
> Tim Forsyth (Royal Institute of International Affairs ) "Critical Political
Ecology:
>      Seeking External Reality in Environmental Change and Meaning" 
> 
> TBA
> Hilary Wainright (Red Pepper) TBA
> 
> Critique of Postmodernism
> Colin Wight (Aberystwyth) " Warfare in the Academy: Academic 
>      Gangs and the Glitter Question"
> Johannes Angermuller (IFS Germany) "Deconstruction and Bourdieu)"
> 
>                                  7:30 pm Dinner
> 
> 
>                             Thursday the 3rd of September
> 
>                                7:30- 9:00 am Breakfast
> 
> 
> 9:30-11:00 am Seminars
> 
> A Discussion of Roy Bhaskar’s Dialectics  
>      Alan Norrie (King’s College, London ) 
>      Gary MacClellan (QUT, Australia)
> 
> Math & Wittgenstein 
> Colin Philips & Ray Turner (Essex) "Wittengenstein and Mathematical
Idealism"
> 
> Ideology and Knowledge (2)
> Jenneth Parker (Sussex) "Social Movements and Science: Postmodern Views and 
> Critical Realist Solutions"
> James Hertfield (Living Marxism) "Towards a Truly Social Theory of
Knowledge"
> 
> Politics
> Justin Cruickshank (Warwick ) "After Nihilism: Postmodern Pragmatic
Politics"
> Stuart McAnulla (Birmingham) "Critical realism and Politics"
> 
> Aesthetics (1)
> Lucille Beaudry(UQM Montreal) "Considerations on the Critical Content of
Contemporary Art
> Pierre Besse (Toulouse) "Bourdieu and Flaubert’s L’education Sentimentale"
> 
>                                   11:00-11:30 Coffee
> 
>                                 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Seminars
> 
> Psychology (2)
> David Jarry ( Staffordshire) "Giddens, Runciman, ‘Evolutionary Psychology- a
Basis  for Critical or Utopian Realism?"
> Ian Craib (Essex) "Critical Reason, Critical Fantasy"
> 
> Economics
> Jamie Morgan (Aberystwyth) "Chinese Economics: A Critical Real;ist Appraisal
"
> Peter Kesting (Leipzig School of Management) "An Inquiry into the Validity
of Economic Theory"
> Steve Fleetwood (De Montfort) "The Ontology of Labour Markets: Segmented 
>      Labour Markets and Critical Realism "
> 
> Legal 
> Chris Butler (QUT)"Law, Rhetoric and Reason"
> Bill Bowring (Essex) "Minority Rights, Dialectic, and the Struggle for
Recognition"
> Sheldon Leader (Essex) "Realism and Rights"
> 
> 
> 
> Aesthetics (2)
> Roger Cook (Reading) "Postmodernism, Utopianism, Critical reason 
>      and the Work of Lari Pittman" 
> Philip Tew (Westminster) "Bhaskar, Blanchot and Merleau-Ponty: 
>      Co-ordinates for Reconsidering  Literary Interpretation"
> 
>                           1:30-2:30 Lunch
> 
> 
>                        Critical Realism: So What? (3)
>                             After Postmodernism
>            Social Constructionism V. Constructive Socialism
>                                 Roy Bhaskar & Rom Harre
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jose Lopez & Dr. Garry Potter
> Conference Organisers
> ccrcon-AT-essex.ac.uk
> http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/ccrcon.html
> 




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