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The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensees of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine (Hardback)
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The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensees of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 06/07/2016
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First published in 1964, this classic text uses the concept of 'world visions', first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukacs, as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal's Pensees and Kant's critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist ideas to literary and philosophical problems, the 'tragic vision' marked an important phase in the development of European thought from rationalism and empiricism to the dialectical philosophy of Hegel, Marx and Lukacs. Here he offers a general approach to the problems of philosophy, of literary criticism, and of the relationship between thought and action in human society.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781689769
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Hidden God was one of the major works of social science of Marxist inspiration of the 1950s; and it remains today a text of remarkable richness, opening up an impressive number of paths for reflection."
--Michael L wy

"It seems to me extraordinary, looking back, that I did not then [while writing The Long Revolution] know the work of Luk cs or of Goldmann, which would have been highly relevant to it, and especially as they were working within a more conscious tradition and in less radical an isolation ... it is easy to imagine my feelings when I discovered an active and developed Marxist theory, in the work of Luk cs and Goldmann, which was exploring many of the same areas with many of the same concepts, but also with others in a quite different range."
--Raymond Williams, New Left Review

"One of the most important thinkers of the Marxist method in sociology, philosophy and literary criticism."
--Ian Birchall, International Socialism

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