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Critical Realism is a theory of social and physical reality first articulated by Roy Bhaskar

The founding principles of Critical Realism were expounded in Bhaskar's book "A Realist theory of Science" (1977)
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Chapters 1 - 3 are on the web at http://www.raggedclaws.com/criticalrealism/archive/rts/rts.html

In this book, Bhaskar follows Kuhn and others in emphasising the importance of the social in scientific practice. This has implications for Social Science, which he further explored in "A possibility of Naturalism"...

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