Long Reads: Helena Sheehan on Marxism and the Scientific Revolution


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The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how badly we need to understand the links between science, politics, and commercial interests. For Marxists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these were some of the most important questions to be addressed in their work. The cross-fertilization between Marxism and science had major implications for the development of both. Helena Sheehan, emeritus professor at Dublin City University and the author of Marxism and the Philosophy of Science, joins the podcast to discuss the history of this encounter.

Read Helena's article "John Desmond Bernal, Marxism, and the Scientific Revolution" here: https://jacobin.com/2021/04/john-desmond-jd-bernal-marxism-scientific-revolution

Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.

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