Early Lukács, Aesthetics of Politics?.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number25
Pages (from-to)3
Number of pages27
JournalHistorical Materialism
Volumev.23
Issue numberno.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 25 2015

Fingerprint

Neo-Kantianism
aesthetics
politics
Marxism
dialectics
ideology
death
Aesthetics
Ideology
Thinkers
Dialectics
Thematic
Early Writings
Illumination
1910s

Keywords

  • Lukács; dialectic; beauty; standpoint; aesthetics; form; ideology

Cite this

Early Lukács, Aesthetics of Politics?. / Jameson, Fredric.

In: Historical Materialism, Vol. v.23, No. no.1, 25, 25.03.2015, p. 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{eacab39586204c21b709876d3ede7755,
title = "Early Luk{\'a}cs, Aesthetics of Politics?.",
abstract = "This article explores the unique status accorded to aesthetics in Gy{\"o}rgy Luk{\'a}cs’s work, with particular focus on his Heidelberg writings of the 1910s, and their thematic echoes in Luk{\'a}cs’s late Aesthetics, straddling the shift in Luk{\'a}cs’s philosophical framework from neo-Kantianism and Weberianism to Hegelian Marxism. It suggests that these writings, discovered after Luk{\'a}cs’s death and still marginal to scholarship on the Hungarian thinker, provide a singular illumination on many of the leitmotivs of Luk{\'a}cs’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 Luk{\'a}cs’s theories of ideology and standpoint.",
keywords = "Luk{\'a}cs; dialectic; beauty; standpoint; aesthetics; form; ideology",
author = "Fredric Jameson",
year = "2015",
month = "3",
day = "25",
doi = "DOI: 10.1163/1569206X-12341386",
language = "English",
volume = "v.23",
pages = "3",
journal = "Historical Materialism",
issn = "1465-4466",
publisher = "Brill",
number = "no.1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Early Lukács, Aesthetics of Politics?.

AU - Jameson, Fredric

PY - 2015/3/25

Y1 - 2015/3/25

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Lukács; dialectic; beauty; standpoint; aesthetics; form; ideology

U2 - DOI: 10.1163/1569206X-12341386

DO - DOI: 10.1163/1569206X-12341386

M3 - Article

VL - v.23

SP - 3

JO - Historical Materialism

JF - Historical Materialism

SN - 1465-4466

IS - no.1

M1 - 25

ER -