Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukács to Habermas

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University of California Press, 1984 - History - 576 pages
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Totality has been an abiding concern from the first generation of Western Marxists, most notably Lukács, Korsch, Gramsci, and Bloch, through the second, exemplified by the Frankfurt School, Lefebvre, Goldmann, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Della Volpe, up to the most recent, typified by Althusser, Colletti, and Habermas. Yet no consensus has been reached concerning the term's multiple meanings—expressive, decentered, longitudinal, latitudinal, normative—or its implications for other theoretical and practical matters. By closely following the adventures of this troublesome but central concept, Marxism & Totality offers an unconventional account of the history of Western Marxism.
  

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Escrito por Martin Jay, considera algunas cosas de Bloch de cara a Heidegger, sobretodo a nivel del clima socio politico del nazismo.

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note proto existentialism

Contents

The Discourse of Totality Before
21
Georg Lukacs and the Origins of the Western
81
The Revolutionary Historicism of Karl Korsch
128
The Two Holisms of Antonio Gramsci
150
Ernst Bloch and the Extension of Marxist Holism
174
Max Horkheimer and the Retreat from
196
Memory in
220
Theodor W Adorno and the Collapse of
241
The Case
300
The Existentialist
331
The Ambiguities
361
Louis Althusser and the Structuralist Reading
385
Galvano
423
Jiirgen Habermas and the Reconstruction
462
The Challenge of PostStructuralism
510
Selected Bibliography
539

Henri Lefebvre the Surrealists and the Reception
276

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About the author (1984)

Martin Jay is Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his books are Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought and, as co-editor, The Weimar Sourcebook, both published by the University of California Press.

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