Early Lukács, aesthetics of politics?


Journal Article

© 2015 Koninklijke Brill Nv, Leiden. This article explores the unique status accorded to aesthetics in György Lukács's work, with particular focus on his Heidelberg writings of the 1910s, and their thematic echoes in Lukács's late Aesthetics, straddling the shift in Lukács's philosophical framework from neo-Kantianism and Weberianism to Hegelian Marxism. It suggests that these writings, discovered after Lukács's death and still marginal to scholarship on the Hungarian thinker, provide a singular illumination on many of the leitmotivs of Lukács's oeuvre. In particular, the essay considers the shapes taken in these early writings by the subject-object dialectic and the concept of form, as well as the foreshadowings of Lukács's theories of ideology and standpoint.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jameson, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 27

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1569-206X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1465-4466

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1163/1569206X-12341386

Citation Source

  • Scopus