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Georg Lukács reconsidered : critical essays in politics, philosophy and aesthetics

Author: Michael Thompson
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011.
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Georg Lukács stands as a towering figure in the areas of critical theory, literary criticism, aesthetics, ethical theory and the philosophy of Marxism and German Idealism. Yet, despite his influence throughout the twentieth century, his contributions to the humanities and theoretical social sciences are marked by neglect. What has been lost is a crucial thinker in the tradition of critical theory, but also, by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Georg Lukács reconsidered.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011
(DLC) 2010033560
(OCoLC)648934434
Named Person: György Lukács; György Lukács
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Thompson
ISBN: 9781441197634 144119763X 1283207958 9781283207959
OCLC Number: 741690711
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 253 pages)
Contents: Contributors; Introduction: Recovering Lukács' Relevance for the Present; Part I: Lukács' Philosophical Legacy; Chapter 1 Lukács and the Dialectic: Contributions to a Theory of Practice; Chapter 2 Lukács and the Recovery of Marx after Marxism; Chapter 3 Georg Lukács' Destruction of Reason; Chapter 4 Revolutionary Dialectics against "Tailism": Lukács' Answer to the Criticisms of History and Class Consciousness; Part II: Extending Aesthetic Theory; Chapter 5 The Theory of the Novel and the Concept of Realism in Lukács and Adorno. Chapter 6 Time-The Corrupting Principle: A Short Apology for Georg Lukács' Poetics of the NovelChapter 7 Art's Struggle for Freedom: Lukács, the Literary Historian; Chapter 8 The Modern Meaning of Georg Lukács' Reconstruction of Walter Scott's Novels of Premodern Political Ethics; Part III: Perspectives on Critical Theory; Chapter 9 Back to History? Reinterpreting Lukács' Early Marxist Work in Light of the Antinomies of Contemporary Critical Theory; Chapter 10 Reification and its Critics. Chapter 11 Returning to Lukács: Honneth's Critical Reconstruction of Lukács' Concepts of Reification and PraxisChapter 12 Living Form and Living Criticism; Chapter 13 Ontology and Totality: Reconstructing Lukács' Concept of Critical Theory; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; W.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Thompson.

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