[Marxism] Do you agree or disagree with the following proposition

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Sun Mar 26 19:53:44 MST 2006

Rod Holt wrote, "M & E strove to extract laws from an examination of
history. These laws they believed could be verified (or falsified) by
further examination of history, and in particular, by searching out and
indentifying the forces producing the history (and the forces producing
the changes in those forces, and the changes in those changes, etc.) It
was this process -- most distinctly a process -- that justified the use
of the words 'scientific socialism.'"

There were a lot of people doing this in the mid-nineteenth century.
Auguste Comte and others established the foundations form academic
"social science."  Marx and Engels took what seemed to work from all

But, however much we try to stick to a scientific method, none of it is
really a science for all the reasons contributed in the previous
discussions and available in the archives.

Mark L.

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