13 March, 2012

The Crisis in Physics (A Conspectus)

It has been decided to publish a Shape Special Issue dedicated to that brilliant work by Christopher Caudwell entitled The Crisis in Physics. This marxist-critique of the situation in the 1930s in Sub Atomic Physics, was a significant beginning, and were it not for Caudwell's death fighting Franco in the Spanish Civil War, there is no doubt he would have taken this subject a great deal further. 

As it is, no further significant contributions have been forthcoming from surviving "marxists", so 73 years after his book was first published, a reappraisal and development of Caudwell's contribution seems more than a little overdue. 

Coming soon to Shape Journal.

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