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Author Dorahy, J. F., author.

Title The Budapest school : beyond Marxism / by J.F. Dorahy
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 204 pages)
Series Social and critical theory : a critical horizons book series ; volume 23
Social and critical theory ; v. 23
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 The Early Budapest School and the Critique of Alienation; Chapter 1 'Back to Marx!'; 1 Marxism and Philosophy; 2 Work as the Species-Activity of Man; 3 Freedom and Universality in History; 4 Alienation and the Marxist Theory of Revolution; 5 On the Phenomenology of Everyday Life; 6 Individuality as the Unity of the Particular and the Universal; 7 The Budapest School's Marxist Humanism: Critical Reflections; 8 Prague '68 and the Search for a Critical Theory
3 Towards a Pragmatics of Cultural Production4 On the Autonomy of Culture; 5 The Arts, Sciences, and the Paradoxical Unity of Modern Culture; 6 The Dynamics of Cultural Modernity: Enlightenment and Romanticism; 7 On the Aktualität of Márkus' Post-Budapest Project; Part 3 Agnes Heller and Ferenc Fehér: Reflexive Stages in a Post-Marxist Radicalism; Chapter 4 Towards a New Form of Historical Consciousness; 1 The Confusion of Historical Consciousness; 2 Philosophy of History as the Consciousness of Reflected Universality; 3 The Antinomies of Universal History (I): Historicity and Universality
4 The Antinomies of Universal History (II): Freedom and Necessity5 Marxism and History; 6 Between Science and Critique; 7 Reflected Generality as a Task, or, the Imperatives of Postmodernity; Chapter 5 Multidimensional Modernity; 1 Modernity, Socialism, and Democracy; 2 Three Logics of Modernity? Some Critical Remarks; 3 The Essence of Modernity (I): The Dynamics of Modernity; 4 The Essence of Modernity (II): The Modern Social Arrangement; 5 Excursus: Is Heller a Convergence Theorist?; 6 Heller, Heidegger and the Modern Imagination; 7 Modernity and Redemption
Chapter 6 Contingency, Choice and Dissatisfaction1 The Dissatisfied Society; 2 Reflective Postmodernism: A Preliminary Account; 3 'On the Railway Station'; 4 Contingency as Infinite Possibility; 5 From Contingency to Destiny; 6 To Become What One Is: Heller on the Physiognomy of Existential Choice; 7 Satisfaction Beyond the Choice of the Good; 8 On the Meaning of Heller's Postmodern Radicalism; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Part 2 György Márkus: From the Critique of Production to The Philosophy of CultureChapter 2 Márkus Contra Marx: Production, Economy and the Problem of Historical Teleology; 1 Philosophical Debates in Post-War Critical Theory; 2 The Paradigm of Production: A Conceptual Analysis; 3 Reification and the Antinomies of Production; 4 On the Utopian Character of Marxian Socialism; 5 Culture and Enlightenment; Chapter 3 Marxism, Modernity and the Dynamics of Culture; 1 Marxism and Culture (I)-the Base/Superstructure Metaphor; 2 Marxism and Culture (II)-the Theory and Practice of Ideology Critique
Summary The Budapest School: Beyond Marxism represents the first systematic and comprehensive study of the post-Marxist writings of the Budapest School to be published in English. The School itself has long been known in English-speaking circles for its neo-Marxist critique of the now-defunct Soviet system. The Budapest School: Beyond Marxism enriches this understanding by situating the confrontation with 'actually existing socialism' as but one moment, however formative, within a much richer and much more theoretically relevant philosophical itinerary. From the early critique of alienation through to the contemporary critical theories of modernity, The Budapest School: Beyond Marxism charts the evolution of the School's thinking with a specific emphasis on the themes of culture, critique, history and the contingency of modern subjectivity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 02, 2020)
Subject Communism -- Hungary -- Budapest -- History
Socialism -- Hungary -- Budapest -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Philosophy, Hungarian.
Philosophy, Marxist.
Hungary -- Budapest.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019013549
ISBN 9004395989