Philosophy of Science 29 (4):350-364 (1962)
|Abstract||Although the ideological struggle between the East and the West has been carried into the natural sciences, the author contends that there is no connection between Marxism and physical theory, whether deterministic or indeterministic. Marxism, which concerns itself with social theory, deals with physical theory only in so far as it is used for specific class purposes instead of social needs. Marxism does not derive its social theory, as has been asserted, either from, or by analogy with, physical processes, nor does it read "social laws" of development into nature. The attempt to do so by way of "dialectical materialism" must be regarded as a Marxist aberration. The author deals with the history of this aberration and with the reasons for its persistency in Marxism-Leninism|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
T. I. Oizerman (2009). Paradoxes in the Communist Theory of Marxism. Diogenes 56 (2-3):37-50.
Valentín A. Bazhanov (2008). Social Milieu and Evolution of Logic, Epistemology, and the History of Science: The Case of Marxism. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):157-169.
Roberto Veneziani (2008). Review Essay: A Future for (Analytical) Marxism? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (3):388-399.
Tom Rockmore (1996). Merleau-Ponty, Marx, and Marxism: The Problem of History. Studies in East European Thought 48 (1):63 - 81.
Mark Sandle (1997). Georgii Shakhnazarov and the Soviet Critique of Historical Materialism. Studies in East European Thought 49 (2):109-133.
Erik Olin Wright (1992). Reconstructing Marxism: Essays on Explanation and the Theory of History. Verso.
Paul Blackledge (2006). Leon Trotsky's Contribution to the Marxist Theory of History. Studies in East European Thought 58 (1):1 - 31.
Karl Korsch (1970/1971). Marxism and Philosophy. New York,M[Onthly] R[Eview Press.
Costas Panayotakis (2004). A Marxist Critique of Marx's Theory of History: Beyond the Dichotomy Between Scientific and Critical Marxism. Sociological Theory 22 (1):123-139.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #203,740 of 556,769 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,754 of 556,769 )
How can I increase my downloads?