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- Kolakowski ... argued that, despite Althusser's claims of scientific rigor, structural Marxism was unfalsifiable and thus unscientific, and was best understood as a quasi-religious ideology. In 1980, sociologist Axel van der Berg described Kolakowski's critique as "devastating," proving that "Althusser retains the orthodox radical rhetoric by simply severing all connections with verifiable facts."
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- Literature/1980/Anderson, Perry [^]
- Literature/1978/Thompson [^]
- Kolakowski, Leszek (1978). Main Currents of Marxism: Its Rise, Growth and Dissolution. Paul Stephen Falla, trans., Clarendon Press. [^]
- Literature/1976/Williams [^]
- Literature/1975/Pocock [^]
- Kolakowski, Leszek (1971). "Althuser's Marx." Socialist Register 1971, pp. 111-28. [^]
- Popper, Karl (1963), Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge,. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. [^]
- Literature/1945/Popper [^]
- Literature/1936/Popper [^]
- Berg, Axel van der (1980). "Critical Theory: Is There Still Hope?" The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 86 No. 3 (Nov 1980), pp. 449-478.