© 1988

Lukács Today

Essays in Marxist Philosophy

  • Tom Rockmore

Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Introduction

    1. T. Rockmore
      Pages 1-12
  3. Lukács’ Marxist Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Mihailo Marković
      Pages 14-29
  4. Themes in History and Class Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. J. Larrain
      Pages 52-69
    3. Jean Grondin
      Pages 86-107
    4. William L. Mcbride
      Pages 108-125
    5. Assen Ignatow
      Pages 157-166
  5. Lukács on Hegel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 196-196
    2. T. L. Ojzerman
      Pages 197-220
    3. Tom Rockmore
      Pages 221-241
  6. Lukács’ Later Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 242-242
    2. Nicolas Tertulian
      Pages 243-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 274-282

About this book


As this century nears an end, it has become increasingly clear that Georg Lukacs is one of the most ta.1ented intellectuals of our time, not only in the Marxist tradition, but in general. Lukacs' name is well­ known, and his views are increasingly attracting attention; but it cannot be said that his thought has so far been widely studied, or that it has been studied to the degree its place in the Marxist tradition warrants or its intrinsic interest demands. In the relatively short period since Lukacs' death, there have been a number of books and many articles devoted to his work. But, despite some efforts in that direction, there is still no adequate treatment of his work as a whole, surely a formidable task.! If, as I believe, Lukacs is the most important Marxist philosopher since Marx, and one of the most influential intellectual figures of this century, then surely his ideas are worth scrutinizing frequently and in detail. This is not the place to provide a general description either of Lukacs' life or of his work. Descriptions of his life, especially his early career, are widely available. For present purposes, it will suffice to provide only the barest mention of some biographical facts, together with a brief account of some items in his bibliography.


Georg Lukács Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Karl Marx Marx

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Rockmore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyDuquesne UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lukács Today
  • Book Subtitle Essays in Marxist Philosophy
  • Editors I Rockmore
  • Series Title Sovietica
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2661-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7805-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2897-8
  • Series ISSN 0561-2551
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Philosophy
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