The Reality of Reality

Unleashing the potential of the real that has remained unknown
Chapter

Abstract

In the preceding chapter we posed the general problem for science: what the world is about to enable our viewing and doing science. The English philosopher Roy Bhaskar has put this question in the following words: “What must the world be like for science to be possible?” For him this is the central problem for inventing a new science (Bhaskar 1975/2008, p. 23). He makes thereby a link with what he considers to be distinct domains: the domain of the real, of the actual and the domain of the empirical (p. 13).

Keywords

Social Science Complex Reality Normal Science Webbed Network Transdisciplinary Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Education and Learning (former IVLOS)University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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