A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pense´es of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine
The concept of ‘world visions’, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal’s Pensées and Kant’s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading...
Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge
The Christian Burgess and the Enlightenment
In this reissue, originally published in English in 1973, French philosopher Lucien Goldmann turns his attention to the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, the great age of liberalism and individualism and analyses the ‘mental structures’ of the outlook of the philosophes, who showed that the...
Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge
Towards a New Philosophy
This text re-issues an important work by Lucien Goldmann, based on his university lectures from 1967-8, and first published in English in 1977. It focusses upon two of the twentieth century's most important philosophers, György Lukács and Martin Heidegger, demonstrating the...
Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge