No. 1, 1978

IN THIS ISSUE

An editorial statement and promise
Science needs a USEFUL Philosophy 1

ROBERT S. COHEN: A workshop discussion
Karl Marx on Science and Nature 3

DAV/D MORGAN: A workshop discussion
Barry Commoner and Thermodynamics 15

NIKOLAI N. SEMYENOV: A study in creativity
On Intuition Versus Dialectical Logic 26

J. D. BERNAL: Quoted without comment
The Insufficiency of Physical Theory 45

Dialectics make news
Detente in Psychobiology at Irvine 46

MARTIN ZWICK: A communication
The Cusp Catastrophe and Dialectics 48

A book review by IRVING ADLER
Stephen Jay Gould: Ever Since Darwin 52

Marxism against magnetic monopoles, or
Poor Symmetry, Violated Again! 55

Bibliographic notes for natural scientists
Current Periodicals; Books in Print 56
Marx on Scientific Method ROBERT S. COHEN 59
Marx and Mathematics
HUBERT KENNEDY 59

The editor has the last word
On Dialectics in Nature and Science 63


No. 2, 1979

Feedback:

Catastrophe Theory, Other Matters
Letters to the Editor 1

Workshop Papers:

STEPHEN JAY GOULD, Harvard University
Episodic Change Versus Gradualist Dogma 5

DAVID OZONOFF, Boston University
The Political Economy of Cancer Research 13

LESTER TALKINGTON, Science and Nature
Contradiction in Wave-Particle Duality 19

SHAUN LOVEJO Y, McGill University
Christopher Caudwell and Thermodynamics 24

DAVID SCHWARTZMAN, Howard University
Dialectics of the Problem of CETI 31

Reprint Feature:
J. D. BERNAL’s Classic Statement
Frederick Engels and Science 39

Current Comment:

H. JURGEN-TREDER, GDR Physicist
Albert Einstein as Peace Advocate 55

PYOTR FEDOSEYEV, USSR Acad. of Sciences
Socio-Biology Examined Philosophically 58

Book Reviews:

ETHEL TOBACH, Amer. Mus. Natural History
Edward O. Wilson: On Human Nature 60

HYMAN R. COHEN, Dialectics Workshop
B. G. Kuznetsov: Philosophy of Optimism 64

Regular Features:

Some Highly Useful References
Bibliographic Notes 65

Spotlight on Capitalist Distortions
Science and the Superstructure 69

The Editor Has the Last Word
The Dialectics of Materialism 72


No. 3, 1980

Feedback:
The Ecology of Ideas; Other Matters

Letters to the Editor 1

Discussion Series:
On Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Hörz et al. (GDR): Causality and Law 4
Lester Talkington: A Commentary 5

Featured Essays:
A. D. ALEKSANDROV. Soviet Academician
Mathematics: Its Essential Nature; 22
Its
Objective Laws of Development 32
And why did American Math. Society
suppress this philosophical work?
40

Tutorial Papers:

GARLAND E. ALLEN, Washington University
Dialectical Materialism in Biology 43

IRVING ADLER, North Bennington, Vermont
Basic Concepts: A Useful Checklist 58

Science History:
ROBERT E. FILNER, San Diego State University

Science and Marxism in England, 1930-1945 60

Advances in Sociobiopsy:
ISADORE NABI, Satyrical Commentator

On Evolution and the English Sonnet 70

[Not in original table of contents:
V. KURAYEV
On Revolution in Epistemology 74]

Book Review:
SHAUN LOVEJOY, McGill University, and
HYMAN R. COHEN, Dialectics Workshop, on

Ideology of/in the Natural Sciences

Hilary and Steven Rose, Editors 75

Biblio Notes:
Science and Philosophy 80
Scientists and Peace 82

Sign Off :
Journal with a Mission
87


No. 4, 1981

Feedback:
In Defense of Dialectical Logic
Letters to the Editor 1

[Not in original table of contents:
Karl Popper and Creationism 2]

Theory of Knowledge:
Essay Review by DIETER WITTICH (GDR)

Ludwik Fleck: Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact 3

Concerning the Future:
CLAUDIA ZASLAVSKY on Mathematics Education

The Fraud of "Back to Basics" and the Socialist Counterexample 15

Philosophy Tutorial:
J.D BERNAL’s Classic Statement

Dialectical Materialism 28

The Nature of Science:
ELIZABETH FEE in a Plea for Dialog

Is There a Feminist Science? 46

Data Points:
The Scientific Community on War versus Peace

AGAINST MILITARIZED SCIENCE 58

Dynamics’ Downfall:
ISADORE NABI, Intrepid Instigator

On the Tendencies of Motion 62

[Not in original table of contents:
SAUL BIRNBAUM, Philosophical Apposition: Two Poems]

Discussion:
HYMAN R. COHEN; LESTER TALKINGTON

The Essence of Causality: Is It Statistical or Dynamical? 67

Fills Gap in Math History:
Reviewed by BEATRICE LUMPKIN
Hubert C. Kennedy: PEANO,
Life and Works of Giuseppe Peano
72

Marxist Comment:
On Reductionism, the Prism of History, etc.

Bibliographic Briefs 77

Editor’s Sign Off:
On the Role of Ideology in the Natural Sciences
84


No. 5, 1982

Feedback:
Marx Wartofsky, M. Mark Mussachia, and others
Letters to the Editor 1

Struggle in Science:
DAVID B. ADAMS: An Interview
On Sociobiology and Activism 9

On Origin of Family:
ELIZABETH FEE: Essay on Nancy M. Tanner
Woman’s Role in Human Evolution 20

Science & Politics:
BRUNO VITALE on eager-beaver arms research
How the Neutron Bomb Came to Be 30

Philosophy in Math:
HUBERT KENNEDY: A Historical Note
Marx, Peano and Differentials 39

Reviewing the Literature:

JOAN BROMBERG on Alan D. Beyerchen
When Physicists Served Fascism 43

DIRK J. STRUIK on Theory and Laboratory
Marxism in West German Science 45

LESTER TALKINGTON on Arthur I. Miller
Contradiction in Relativity Theory 47

On Dictionary of History of Science
Scientific Concept as Historical Process 51

On Donald Griffin and Edward 0. Wilson
Continuity and Discontinuity in Evolution 53

WILLIS H. TRUITT on Sheldon Krimsky
Recombinant DNA in Social Context 57

Reading List: Science under Hitler
Bibliographic Briefs 62

Discussion Continued :
IRVING ADLER: A Mathematician’s View
Comment by Marquit, Talkington, Schwartzman
On Causality in Quantum Mechanics 66

Tutorial:
Philosophy How Knowledge Reflects Experience

The Nature of Human Knowledge 81

Miscellany: Pages 8, 19, 38, 42, 61, 65, 80, 100


No. 6, 1983

Reader Feedback:
Is science revolutionary? Big Bang cosmology
Letters to the Editor 1

Academic Reality:
JOHN PAPPA DEMOS surveys campus research
Militarized Science, Capitalist Crisis 6

Review Essay:
GARLAND ALLEN points out the dialectics

Ernst Mayr and Biological Thought 21

Philosophy in Biology:
ROZSA VARRO on equilibrium / disequilibrium
Contradiction within Living Systems 30

Discussion Paper:
MAX ROBINSON plus Motz, Talkington
Is Quantum Mechanics a Theory? 42

Whither Culture?
IGOR NARSKI sees causality as key problem
Can Sciences and Arts Be Integrated? 55

Books and Ideas in Natural Sciences:

CLAUDE BRAUN reviews Alexander R. Luria
Language, Cognition, Brain Function 60

GORDON WELTY reviews Charles Woolfson
Engels and Labor Theory of Culture 63

LESTER TALKINGTON reviews Abraham Pais
The Unfinished Revolution in Physics 69

IRVING ADLER reviews Michael Friedman
Realism versus Positivism in Relativity 74

STANLEY JEFFERS reviews Martin Harwit
To Formalize Astronomical Discovery? 78

LLOYD MOTZ reviews I. V. Savelyev
Theoretical Physics for Undergraduates 80

From Maurice Wilkins to assassination buff
Nuggets from the Literature 82

Miscellany: 5, 17, 19, 41,49, 54, 59, 66-7, 83, 85


Nos. 7/8, 1986

Reader feedback:
On classes, ideals, and axiomatics
Letters to the Editor 1

Science in life:
Beatrice Lumpkin on a feminist mathematician
Sofia Kovalevskaia, Revolutionary 4

JAMES LAWLER: The responsibility of scientists
Reflections on Brecht’s Galileo 16

MICHAEL PARENTI: On the social sciences
The Explanatory Power of Marxism 21

A scientist of conscience
Edward Lee Cooperman 1936-1984 28

Science practice:

At a lively New York Academy conference
The Search for Quantum Reality 30

MARTIN DAVIS: An interview
Nonstandard Analysis as Paradigm? 34

IRVING ADLER: The phyllotaxis problem
Dialectics in Theoretical Biology 43

Human nature:

JACINTHE BARIBEAU: The Trân Duc Thao theses
Origins of Consciousness 56

CLAUDE BRAUN: The foundations of behavior
Marxist Approaches to Psychology 66

Theory of thought:
LESTER TALKINGTON: The problem of induction
Is the Creative Process Rational? 78

Taking issue:

VAN HOUTEN & PAPPADEMOS vs. TALKINGTON
On Big Bang "Creationism" and
Marxist Methodology in Science
91

SCHWARTZMAN & SIDDIQUE vs. TALKINGTON
On Althusser, Ideology and
Marxist Theory of Knowledge
101

Reviews of books:

JOHN PAPPADEMOS reviews David Dickson
On Militarization of Science
112

ARTHUR B. POWELL reviews Paulus Gerdes
Marx and Math in Mozambique 119

LLOYD MOTZ reviews Pickering and Dodd
Idealism in Particle Physics 124

GORDON WELTY reviews Lewis Henry Morgan
Where Human Nature Comes From 127

Woolhandler/Himmelstein review Elizabeth Fee
The Politics of Sex in Medicine 131

RUTH HUBBARD reviews Ruth Bleier
Towards Women’s Liberation 134

CHARLES C. DAVIS reviews two conferences
Marxism and Human Behavior 138

LESTER TALKINGTON reviews Ivan T. Frolov
Dictionary of Philosophy Revised 142

STAN JEFFERS reviews Dieter B. Herrmann
Materialism in Astronomy History 145

REGIS DEBRAY reviews all-American QUIPU
New Science History Journal 146

Biblio briefs:

Constructionism/Reductionism in Biomedicine 147
Fitting Mathematics to Empiricism
Is There Madness in the Feynman Method?
Towards Historical Materialism in Physics
Reflecting on Einstein and Mach

Nuggets:

Women and Science: Some Cautionary Tales 11
The Pope, on the spirit of Marxism 18
The state of the art of AI 63
Miscellany 3, 23, 26, 27, 29, 33, 39, 42, 62,
     76-77, 90, 100, 111, 115, 118, 153,160
Books Received 154
Back issues of S&N 156
Basic Bookshelf on Marxism
     Inside back cover


Nos. 9/10, 1989

LLOYD MOTZ
A Tribute to Lester (Hank) Talkington 1

CLAUDE M.J. BRAUN vs. TALKINGTON
On Trends In the Status of Dialectical Logic:
A Brief Study of Lefebvre, Ilyenkov and Wald
2

GORDON WELTY—A Review Essay
The Attack on Margaret Mead and
the Dialectics of Anthropology
142

[Taken from Gordon A. Welty web site]

WILLIS TRUITT, seeking unity within the opposites
On Art and Science 30

GEORGI N. MITEV & ALEXANDER K. STOLCHEV
The Humanist Perspectives of "Valeomedicine" 44
With an international dialogue 49

CARL SHAMES, on a meeting in West Berlin
Activity Theory: A Marxist Approach to Psychology 54

CARL SHAMES, the humanization of science
Individuality, Democracy and Human Rights 65

LESTER TALK INGTON: toward a Marxist paradigm
On Contradiction within Scientific Knowledge 75

MARILYN FRANKENSTEIN & ARTHUR B. POWELL
Empowering Non-Traditional College Students 100 

STUART A. NEWMAN, on DNA as a "blueprint"
Genetic Engineering as Metaphysics and Menace 113

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ
The Necessary and the Contingent
in the Evolutionary Process
125

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ
Essence and Phenomenon in the
Evolutionary Theory of Species
139

LESTER TALKINGTON
An Open Letter to Mikhail Gorbachev 145

SCIENTISTS against war
Seville Statement on Violence 160

CHARLES C. DAVIS reports on
Our Man in Ethiopia 164

A Nuggets Collage:
Human Sexuality:
The Interpenetrating Opposites
87

Book Reviews:

JAMES R. HOFMANN reviews Peter J. Kuznick
On Scientists as Political Activists 166

IRVING ADLER reviews Antonelli
Biological Insight through Mathematics 169

GORDON WELTY reviews Lewis Henry Morgan
On Humanity’s Place in Nature 171

LESTER TALKINGTON reviews John-Steiner & Tatter
Putting Chomsky in Scientific Perspective 176

LESTER TALKINGTON reviews James Moffett
A Clear View in the Eye of the Storm 178

ERNESTO RODRIGUEZ reviews Levins & Lewontin
Their View of Human Nature is Perplexing 179

Reader Feedback:
Letters to the Editor 188


"A Tribute to Lester (Hank) Talkington" by Lloyd Motz

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