Critical Realism: Problems and Prospects

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

New York University

295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10012

August 14-15, 2013

August 14:

7:45-8:30:  Breakfast and Welcome

8:30-9:00: Opening Remarks, Mervyn Hartwig and Roy Bhaskar

9:30-10:45: “Emergence or Suprvenience?”, Phil Gorski; Commentator: John L. Martin

10:45-11:00: COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:15: “Causal Powers”, Ruth Groff; Commentator: Neil Gross

12:15-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:45 “Agency”, Claire DeCoteau; Commentator: Mustafa Emirbayer

2:45-3:00 COFFEE BREAK

3:00-4:15: “Social Structure”, Doug Porporra: Commentator: Andreas Glaeser.

4:15-5:30 “Human Flourishing”, Christian Smith; Commentator: Margarita Mooney

August 15

7:45-8:30: Breakfast

8:30-9:45: “Causal Inference and Method”, Berth Danermark; Commentator: Isaac Reed.

9:30-10:45 “History and Comparison”, George Steinmetz; Commentator: Andreas Wimmer.

10:45-11:00 COFFEE

11:00-12:15: “Dialectic and Critique”, Alan Norrie; Commentator: Dylan Riley

12:15-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:45 “Critique”, Frederic Vandenbergh; Commentator: Gabriel Abend

2:45-3:00 COFFEE

3:00-5:30: After Panel: Comments by Brian Ellis; Response from Roy Bhaskar and Margaret Archer.

Those interested in attending should RSVP to Taly Noam (,  so that they can get access to the papers online and so that the folks running the conference can get an accurate head count.


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