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Panel discussion - Marxism and Science

Join us for a panel discussion on the relevance of Marxism to science in the modern world.

Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 7:00pm
Email: info@marx-memorial-library.org.uk

This panel discussion brings together a range of experts: Professor Helena Sheehan (Dublin City University, history & philosophy of science). Dr Leo Impett (Durham University, AI & computer vision) and the Morning Star science team: Dr Rox Middleton (Bristol University, biology), Dr Liam Shaw (Oxford University, computational biology), Dr Joel Hellewell (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, epidemiology).

Together they will discuss the contribution of Marxism to a range of issues including:

  • the nature of scientific ‘facts’ and our understanding (as in physics, chemistry, biology) of the universe
  • the processes by which this understanding is acquired (the ‘scientific method’) and wider issues in the philosophy of science 
  • the applications of that knowledge – in manufacturing, medicine, communications (‘Information technology’) and virtually every other aspect of human life – including the Covid pandemic!

There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and to contribute their own views to the discussion.

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