After the impressive revival of interest in Marxist writings during the 1960s and early 1970s, both sympathisers and opponents recognise and discuss a certain theoretical malaise and disillusionment with Marxist theory. Gregor McLennan’s basic argument in Marxism and the Methodologies of History1 is that recent epistemological developments in Marxist philosophy of science, if taken seriously, can contribute considerably to the resolution of the present theoretical difficulties.
KeywordsFrench Revolution Historical Materialism Marxist Theory Structural Tendency Capitalist Mode
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