Marx, Methodology and Science: Marx's Science of Politics

1st Edition

David M. Walker

Routledge
Published June 28, 2017
Reference - 206 Pages
ISBN 9781138725799 - CAT# Y326076
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This title was first published in 2001. The book aims to give a clear and accessible account of Marx’s method and an assessment of its scientific validity and relevance to contemporary social science; The key methodological themes of Marx’s work and their development are shown with particular attention paid to the elements of dialectics and materialism; Four models of science are outlined-positivism; critical rationalism; scientific conventionalism; scientific realism - and the arguments and evidence both for and against Marx’s method corresponding to any of them examined. The conclusion arrived at is that Marx’s method is a good example of social scientific practice according to the scientific realist model and that it has a positive contribution to make to social science today.realism.

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