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What do the Marxist "Dialectics of Cognition" and Laratos's "Sophisticated Falsificationism" have in common?

Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. 2018. Vol. 55. No. 3. P. 35-40.

The article shows that Marxist dialectics and the social
philosophy of science, whose influence was obvious in Imre
Lakatos’s early philosophical experiments, underwent substantial
reinterpretation during the mature period of his creative
activity. Being implicit heuristic sources of his “sophisticated
falsificationism” or methodology of scientific research programs,
they take on a conceptual form in which they lose the “excess” of
authentic contents. Therefore, the philosophical views of “mature
Lakatos” may be called close to the Marxist philosophy of science
only with many important reservations and specifications.