This article is about the philosopher; for the politician, who was Minister of Education, see Gy├Ârgy Luk├ícs (politician).
Gy├Ârgy Luk├ícs (/╦łlu╦Ék╔Ĺ╦Ét╩â/; Hungarian: [╦î╔č├Şr╔č ╦łluka╦Ét╩â]; 13 April 1885 ÔÇô 4 June 1971) was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, aesthetician, literary historian, and critic. He was one of the founders of Western Marxism, the interpretive tradition that departed from the Marxist ideological orthodoxy of the USSR. He developed the theory of reification, and contributed to Marxist theory with developments of Karl Marx's theory of class consciousness.
As a literary critic Gy├Ârgy Luk├ícs was especially influential, because of his theoretical developments of realism and of the novel as a literary genre. In 1919, he was the Hungarian Minister of Culture of the government of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic (MarchÔÇôAugust 1919).
Luk├ícs has been described as the preeminent Marxist intellectual of the Stalinist era, though assessing his legacy can be difficult as Luk├ícs seemed to both support Stalinism as the embodiment of Marxist thought, and yet also champion a return to pre-Stalinist Marxism. Continue Reading »
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