Maurice Cornforth





Maurice Cornforth


Born
in The United Kingdom
October 28, 1909

Died
December 31, 1980


a.k.a. Maurice Campbell Cornforth

Maurice Campbell Cornforth (28 October 1909 – 31 December 1980) was a British Marxist philosopher. When he began his career in philosophy in the early 1930s, he was a follower of Wittgenstein, writing in the then current style of analytic philosophy. He later became a leading ideologist of the Communist Party of Great Britain.

He is noted for his attack on the aesthetic theories of Christopher Caudwell, and for his later partial engagement with the linguistic philosophy of Oxford origin of the 1940s and 1960s. He also wrote a defence of Marxism against Karl Popper, whose thought he heavily criticized.

His In Defense of Philosophy attacks, in their relationship to science, empiricist philosophies of many kinds,
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Dialectical Materialism: An...

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The Theory of Knowledge

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Historical Materialism

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Communism And Human Values

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Science versus Idealism

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