Popper's critique of Marx
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- Hudelson, R. Philos Stud (1980) 37: 259. doi:10.1007/BF00372447
Even if one accepts Popper's critique of Marx, most of Marx's economics remain immune from this criticism.
Marx did not hold many of the tenets of historicism.
Popper has failed to show that there cannot be laws of social development.
Popper has failed to show that we cannot know laws of social development.
Marx does not confuse trends and laws in the way that Popper suggests and makes basic to this critique of historicism.