Should private property be abolished? Dublin students vote yes
It was a packed room for the Trinity College Dublin Philosophical Society debate on whether private property should be abolished. I was the first speaker and spoke in an impassioned way for the motion. There was much expression of assent in the room.
Marxism and STS: From Marx and Engels to COVID-19 and COP26
At the recent conference of the Society for the Social Study of Science, I came to the conclusion that the history of Marxism in relation to science and technology studies is an increasingly forgotten story.
Helena Sheehan – ‘Science and Technology Studies: A Marxist Narrative’
The author of several books, including the definitive study ‘Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History’, Professor Sheehan traces the historical entanglements of Science and Technology Studies with Marxist thought, as well as her own biography as a scholar and activist.
John Desmond Bernal, Marxism, and the scientific revolution
J. D. Bernal was one of the twentieth century’s great scientific minds, whose work nurtured the imagination of science-fiction writers. In a world where capitalist priorities distort scientific research, Bernal’s Marxist perspective on science is more relevant than ever.