"This book will be a major contribution to the understanding of Marxism not as a political blueprint or merely social theory but as a modern way to cope with the deeply threatening cloud of Unreason in human affairs and in human understanding. Rockmore gives interesting readings of the two peaks of Lukács's Marxist thought. This is one of the few attempts at an interpretation and an evaluation of Lukács after his turn to Marx after 1918. And it is noteworthy too for Rockmore's severe rejections of much of Lukács's writings within his equally clear admiration for the man's intelligence, scholarship, and creative philosophical insights."
—Robert S. Cohen, Professor of Physics and Philosophy, Boston University
From the Publisher
First English edition of a strictly philosophical discussion of Georg Lukács's Marxist phase