The crisis of capitalism is not just an economic and political crisis. It is a crisis of culture, of art, and of science. For the ruling class, it is a crisis of confidence in themselves.
Growing mysticism and the search for solace in a better life after death: these are symptoms of capitalism’s death agony too. And this mysticism is increasingly being reflected in university science departments too.
There are many excellent researchers, alarmed at this encroaching idealism, who sincerely wish to defend the materialist heart of science. And the philosophy of Marxism – the most advanced and consistent materialism that exists – provides us with a powerful weapon in this battle.
In this episode of Marxist Voice, Ben Curry puts forward a defence of materialism: against idealist interpretations of quantum mechanics, mystical theories of consciousness, Big Bang creationism, and many other examples of the garbage that passes today as ‘science’.