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Jan 14, 2014
| ISBN 9781781681497
Jan 01, 1972
| ISBN 9780902308985
Jan 14, 2014
| ISBN 9781781682036
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Jan 14, 2014 | ISBN 9781781681497
Jan 01, 1972 | ISBN 9780902308985
Jan 14, 2014 | ISBN 9781781682036
Tactics and Ethics collects Georg Lukács’s articles from the most politically active time of his life, a period encompassing his stint as deputy commissar of education in the Hungarian Soviet Republic. Including his famed essay on parliamentarianism—which earned Lukács the respectful yet severe criticism of Lenin—this book is a treasure chest of valuable insights from one of history’s great political philosophers.
The articles and essays collected in this book were written during the decade of Lukács’s life when he was most active in politics. The first texts mark his transition from an anti-bourgeois aestheticism to Marxism and the newly founded Hungarian Communist Party. They are followed by material which displays the full range of his activity and thought during the subsequent ten years. Some of these essays were written when Lukács was deputy commissar of education in the embattled, short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic. Others include the famous article on parliamentarianism which earned its author the respectful yet severe criticism of Lenin.The volume includes short studies on German revisionism, Bukharin’s Marxism, and Karl Wittfogel, and longer pieces on Lassalle and Moses Hess. The collection ends with the theses Luckás wrote, under his cover name “Blum”, in opposition to the policies of the Third Period of the Comintern.
“An invaluable contribution to an understanding of Lukács’s work in the English-speaking world.” —Tribune “Adds a new dimension to what English readers know about Lukács as a philosopher and literary critic … includes the great theoretical essays on Moses Hess and Lassalle.” —Times Literary Supplement
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