The Model of Empirical Sciences in the Concepts of the Creators of Marxism

  • Leszek Nowak
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Abstract

It is a widely accepted view in Marxist philosophy that the creators of Marxism held methodological views different from those expressed in various trends of contemporary philosophy of the sciences. The aim of this article is the systematization of these concepts and their presentation in the conceptual apparatus that will make possible their testability. Anticipating the general conclusion of the article we may say that, indeed, a certain model of the empirical sciences is assumed in the works of K. Marx and F. Engels, which diners from the models presented by contemporary trends in the philosophy of science, and in particular from the positivistic model. This is especially worth noting since the epistemological concepts of Marx and Engels, although they were not presented by them systematically anywhere, were formed more or less at the same time as the positivistic trend dominated in the philosophy of science.

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Natural Science Relative Truth Factual Theorem Empirical Science Capitalist Production 
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