Science, Marxism and the Big Bang

A Critical review of 'Reason in Revolt'

Preface to the third edition

Introduction and acknowledgements

Science and dialectics in Reason in Revolt

Concepts of the universe – One universe or many?

What is infinity?

The dialectic of ‘becoming’ in ancient Greece

Aristotle on the ‘heavens’

Galileo and the relativity of space

Newton: belief and contradiction

Kant’s cosmology and Engels’ commentary

Hegel on the dialectics of infinity

Engels on materialism, the infinite and cosmology

The infinite in mathematics

Einstein and the end of Newtonian absolute space

The Big Bang and mysticism in science

The dialectic of the unity and interpenetration of opposites in science

Appendix: Marxism, materialism and quantum mechanics

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Bibliography and contact details

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