Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya on György Lukács

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

György Lukács (13 April 1885 – 4 June 1971) was a Hungarian Marxist philosopheraesthetician,literary historian, and critic. He was, according to Wikiipedia, one of the founders of Western Marxism, an interpretive tradition that departed from the Marxistideological 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. He was also the philosopher of Leninism. He ideologically developed and organised Lenin’s pragmatic revolutionary practices into the formal philosophy of vanguard-party revolution (Leninism).

In this lecture given at Goethe Institute Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkota, Dr Ramkrishna Bhattacharya speaks on Georg Lukacs as philosopher and aesthetician.


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