June 13, 2020

  • What are the main beliefs of Marxism?
  • What are the key critiques of Marxism?
    • Marxism is pseudoscientific. From Wikipedia:

      Karl Popper, criticized the explanatory power and validity of historical materialism. Popper believed that Marxism had been initially scientific, in that Marx had postulated a genuinely predictive theory. When these predictions were not in fact borne out, Popper argues that the theory avoided falsification by the addition of ad hoc hypotheses that made it compatible with the facts. Because of this, Popper asserted, a theory that was initially genuinely scientific degenerated into pseudoscientific dogma.

  • What are the responses to those critiques?
  • Marxism as conflict theory