Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lukács and Hegel on Teleology

György Lukács (1885-1971)
This post considers the theological implications of apparent purpose in nature in the light of Hegel-scholar György Lukacs’ analysis of teleology and the human labour process.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Wilhelm Dilthey's final reading of Hegel


The following notes are from an article by Marie-Jeanne Konigson-Montain, «Dilthey lecteur de Hegel» [Dilthey reader of Hegel], in the collection Autour de Hegel, hommage à Bernard Bourgeois (2000) on the influence of Hegel on changes in Dilthey's last writings that gave a greater role in mental life to a reason informed by historical knowledge.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Wilhelm Dilthey's Hegel as seen by György Lukács

Statue of György Lukács by Imre Varga in Budapest.
This post considers Hungarian critic György Lukács’ (1885-1971) reading of Wilhelm Dilthey on Hegel’s Frankfurt period. Lukács’ trenchant materialist analysis of Hegel is at odds with Dilthey’s predominantly religious interpretation, so his concessions to it are worth considering.