Lukács and the Frankfurt School

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The work of the Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukács is a constant source of controversy in the history of the Frankfurt School. All leading thinkers of that theoretical tradition have struggled with Lukács’s theory. On the one hand, it was an inspiration for their attempts to come to terms with the oppressive features of capitalist modernity. On the other hand, both its political conclusions and Lukács’s actual philosophical submission to Soviet orthodoxy seemed to show that his theoretical framework was deeply flawed in one aspect or another.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School
EditorsPeter E. Gordon, Espen Hammer, Axel Honneth
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-81189-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-33324-6
Publication statusPublished - 29-Nov-2018


  • lukács
  • frankfurt school
  • critical theory

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