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

Goldmann, Lucien.

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Drawing on Georg Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness, Goldmann applies the concept of 'world visions' to flesh out the similarities between Pascal's Pensees and Kant's critical philosophy, contrasting them with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. 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.

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This remarkable text, first published in 1964, was a landmark of its era and remains, in the words of Michael Lowy, a work of "remarkable richness." Drawing on Georg Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness, Lucien Goldmann applies the concept of "world visions" to flesh out the similarities between Pascal's Pensees and Kant's critical philosophy, contrasting them with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For 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, as it moved 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.

Book Details

Author Goldmann, Lucien.
Format PB
Publisher Verso Books
Imprint Verso Books
Number of Pages 464
Publish Date 4/07/2016
Catalogue Sep19
Catalogue book number 245