György Lukács





György Lukács

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born
in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, Hungary
April 13, 1885

died
June 04, 1971

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György Lukács (Hungarian pronunciation: [ɟørɟ lukɑːtʃ]; 13 April 1885 – 4 June 1971) was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher and literary critic. He is a founder of the tradition of Western Marxism. He contributed the ideas of reification and class consciousness to Marxist philosophy and theory, and his literary criticism was influential in thinking about realism and about the novel as a literary genre. He served briefly as Hungary's Minister of Culture as part of the government of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic


Political philosophy, Social Theory, Politics, Literary theory,


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The Destruction of Reason
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Essays on Realism
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More books by György Lukács…
“From the ethical point of view, no one can escape responsibility with the excuse that he is only an individual, on whom the fate of the world does not depend. Not only can this not be known objectively for certain, because it is always possible that it will depend precisely on the individual, but this kind of thinking is also made impossible by the very essence of ethics, by conscience and the sense of responsibility.”
György Lukács

“Philosophy is transcendental homelessness; it is the urge to be at home everywhere”
György Lukács

“Well I know Gyuri [the familiar diminutive of Georg or György], that human beings are unapproachable, that their souls are as far from each other as stars; only the remote radiance reaches to the other. I know that human beings are surrounded by dark, great seas, and thus they look across to one another, yearning but never reaching one another”
György Lukács, Record of a Life: An Autobiographical Sketch