Re: [OPE-L] (new book) Clifford D. Conner _A People's History of Science_

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Thu Dec 14 2006 - 09:12:27 EST

> By the way, do you know  the classical work of  John D. Bernal? 
> It is outstanding .


I read several books by Bernal when I was in high school a few years ago
(I also met Cliff Conner when I was in HS, btw).  I don't remember much of 
the details, but I thought that his books were FOR HIS TIME good examples 
of  'orthodox' Marxist scholarship which were intended to be read by a wide 
audience.  The question is, how well do they stand-up today?   This isn't 
just a question of advances in scientific thought, it also a question related 
to a critical understanding of "dialectical materialism" and the "dialectics of 
nature" a la Engels.

btw, there is an archive at the MIA which includes some of his works:

In solidarity, Jerry

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sun Dec 31 2006 - 00:00:04 EST