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"The Unity of nature is revealed in the 'astonishing analogy'
between the differential equations of the various realms of
phenomena" See V.I "Materialism and Empirio-Criticism: Critical
Comments on a Reactionary Philosophy" International Publishers Co.
Inc, 1970, p297.

New School for Social Research
Department of Economics

"The question whether human thinking can pretend to objective truth
is not a theoretical but a practical question"--Karl Marx 1844.
(8.6.9/8.6.9) id TAA09178; Sun, 6 Nov 1994 19:39:33 -0700

Here you go:

V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, vol. 14, 1908, Progress Publishers,
Moscow,  fourth printing 1977. _Materialism and Empirio-Criticism_;
chapter 5 "The  recent Revolution in Natural science, and
Philosophical Idealism";  section 5 "The Two Trends in Modern
Physics, and German Idealism; p. 289  "The unity of nature is
revealed in the 'astonishing analogy' between the  differential
equations of the various realms of phenomena."  The interior
quotation marks are provided by Lenin in reference to Ludwig
Boltzmann,  whom he uses as a foil against symbolic physics and as
an indication of a  turn towards dialectical materialism within
modern physics.

Hope that's helpful.

While we're on this subject, does anybody know where I can get a
copy of  Materialism and Empirico-Criticism?  I have been using a
friends copy,  but he needs it back and I've been unable to find a
book store that can  order one for me.


On Sun, 6 Nov 1994 FS300131 at Sol.YorkU.CA wrote:

> We are preparing a translation of an article on Engels and
> for the journal "Nature, Society, and Thought" written by a Cuban
> philosopher. She cites a statement by Lenin that, in translation
> from the Spanish, reads "The unity of nature is shown by the
> similarity of differential equations that refer to different
> of phenomena" and gives the reference as p. 260 to an edition of
> Materialism and Empirio-Criticism published in Buenos Aires in  >
>  > Can anyone identify this statment by chapter and section so
> we can find it in an English-language edition?
>  > Erwin Marquit
> FS300131 at
> (on sabbattical from Univ. of Minnesota)
>  >



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