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