Lukas’ Concept of Dialectic: With Biography, Bibliography and Documents


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A comprehensive analysis of Lukacs’ work as a whole in terms of its centrally important concepts. The continuity of Lukacs’ ideas is traced back to his early essays and explained against the background of his personal and intellectual development. In addition to the published works Dr Meszaros relies also on unpublished material to throw light on some of the most intriguing aspects of Lukacs’ work. This enlarged editionLukacs’ Concept of Dialecticalso contains an article on three of Lukacs’ books recently published in English (Writer and Critic; Solzhenistyn and History and Class Consciousness), a long section of Biographical Data, a comprehensive Bibliography an Index and a section with illustrations, many of them previously unpublished.

Istvan Meszarosleft his native Hungary after the Soviet invasion of 1956. He is professor emeritus at the University of Susex, where he held the chair of philosophy for fifteen years. Meszaros is author ofSocial Structure and Forms of Consciousness(2 Vols.),The Structural Crisis of Capital, The Challnge and Burden of Historican Time, Beyond Capital: Toward a Theory of Transition, Marx’s Theory of Alienation, Aspects of History and Class Consciousness, Philosophy, Ideology & Social Science,andThe Work of Sartre: Search for Freedomamong other books.


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