Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Volume 55, Issue 3, 2018

Svetlana V. Shibarshina
Pages 52-56

On Some Conceptual Background of Imre Lakatos’ Thought

This paper comments on some problems accentuated in William T. Lynch’s work on the Marxist roots of Imre Lakatos’ history and philosophy of science. This is quite a significant and still debatable issue relating to the adequate interpretations of Imre Lakatos’ complete intellectual growth. Accordingly, any further exploration of the “deep structures” of his conceptual background may help gain a better understanding of his legacy. In this comment, I make a brief review of the studies on the pre-English roots of Lakatos’ theoretical schemes.