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Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History

Authors: Sheehan, Helena
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: POL010000, POL042040, PHI040000
ISBN: 9781786634276, Related ISBNs: 1786630982, 1786634260, 1786634279, 9781786630988, 9781786634269
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 464,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A masterful survey of the history of Marxist philosophy of science

Sheehan retraces the development of a Marxist philosophy of science through detailed and highly readable accounts of the debates that shaped it. Skilfully deploying a large cast of characters, Sheehan shows how Marx and Engel’s ideas on the development and structure of natural science had a crucial impact on the work of early twentieth-century natural philosophers, historians of science, and natural scientists.

With a new afterword by the author.

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