Date: Sunday, 13 May 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: SPGB, 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN
Directions: About five minutes walk from Clapham North tube on the Northern Line
Speaker: Mike Foster
It’s easy to assume that Marxism and physics complement each other. Both use scientific methods to explain the world in a materialistic way, without referring to supernatural or religious accounts. But developments in physics suggest a view of reality which contradicts many assumptions made by Marxists. Indeed, the advances in cosmology and quantum physics raise questions for all of us about our origins, and even our freedom and our self-defined purpose in life. This talk asks if Marxism really is compatible with the cutting-edge of physics.