Christos Kefalis: Michio Kaku, a radical scientist

Michio Kaku, the well-known Japanese-American physicist, has greatly contributed to the development of superstring theory and the formation of modern scientific outlook. Moreover, he has produced a number of popular works dealing with the philosophical implications of modern physics, in which he makes radical, atheistic deductions, not infrequently referring to materialist dialectics and Marxism. A social activist, he is also distinguished for his deep concern about non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and ecological problems. In the present article, we attempt a Marxist estimation of his epistemological views, laying emphasis to the unity between the content of physical theories and their philosophical implications and aiming to show the fertility of the dialectical Marxist method in dealing with the problems of modern natural science.