Category Marxism & Science

Book Review: Stepping Stones by Stephen Drury

There is no class in May because of the proximity of the General Election. The next class will be on 2 June. Meanwhile, for students keen to keep their brains active while the intellectual mush generated by contesting parties (the Communist Party excepted!) continues to engulf us, here is a book review which I hope you will find […]

Notes on The Origins of Left -Wing Communism

The Autumn Term kicked off on Tuesday, 2 September, with a class introduced by John Eden on Left-Wing Communism. Here are John’s notes for that class. The reading material for the discussion were parts of three documents or essays by Lenin. , The first was Lenin’s 1920 work “Left-wing Communism an infantile Disorder” (Volume 31 […]

Class at Communist University in South London 2nd September 2014.

Subject Left-wing communism. Class given by John Eden The reading material for the discussion were parts of three documents or essays by Lenin, The first was Lenin’s 1920 work “Left-wing Communism an infantile Disorder” Volume 31 Lenin’s collected works, which deals with the “Left” communists tendencies in countries that had not yet had a revolution […]

Dialectics of Cosmology

by Nigel Green Throughout history, ordinary working people have asked questions such as “what is the purpose of existence?” and “why am I here?” It is therefore no accident that Marxism as the weapon of  workers in struggle is about developing its rational scientific and philosophical core, not merely for analysing society but nature and […]

The economics of science

by Peter Horah This article offers the reader a wide perspective to challenge and provoke discussion on the influences and drivers of science in the 21st Century and how we have become dependent on a capitalist model to develop technology and improve the lives of people. Scientific discoveries made since the beginning of the 20th […]

The Crisis in Physics

by Martin Graham There are at least four so-called ‘crises ‘afflicting Physics in the second decade of the 21st Century: Quantum Mechanics and, in particular, the Copenhagen Interpretation, and also Relativity, Cosmology and particle physics are not the result of experimental data and do not “make sense”.  . Concern over Quantum Mechanics has been around […]

The Dialectics of Evolution

by Ben Stevenson As Marxists we study and critique Science for two chief reasons: Firstly science and technology occupy an incredibly significant role in capitalist society and capitalist production, even more so than during Engels’ or even Lenin’s lifetime. We do not consider scientific study to be an isolated or separate form of human activity […]