By George Novack
A history of empiricist philosophy from Bacon and Locke to its most recent manifestations in the work of Karl Popper. This is a valuable introduction to the Marxist method in treating the his tory of ideas. It contains an outstanding critique of pragmatism and especially of the philosophy of John Dewey.
George Novack is one of the outstanding socialist scholars in the United States. He is the editor of Existentialism versus Marxism, and author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Logic of Marxism, Democracy and Revolution, and, most recently, Humanism and Socialism. He has lectured at universities through out the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zea land on Marxist theory, philosophy, and politics.