Georg Lukács and the Bourgeois Mind in the Twentieth Century

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


Georg Lukács was one of the most significant and most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His moral integrity cannot be doubted, nor can his intellectual honesty. Lukács’ intellectual development was contradictory — it could not have been otherwise since the reality towards which his thought strove was (and is) itself contradictory. It must be taken in its entire historical dimension, that is as the epoch of the world-wide transition from capitalism to socialism.


Intellectual Development Moral Integrity Class Consciousness Theoretical Thought Intellectual Honesty 
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  • Manfred Buhr

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