Fidelity to the Event? Lukács’ History and Class Consciousness and the Russian Revolution

@article{Jay2018FidelityTT,
  title={Fidelity to the Event? Luk{\'a}cs’ History and Class Consciousness and the Russian Revolution},
  author={M. Jay},
  journal={Studies in East European Thought},
  year={2018},
  volume={70},
  pages={195-213}
}
  • M. Jay
  • Published 2018
  • Studies in East European Thought
The underlying assumption of Lukács’ History and Class Consciousness is that “history” can be understood as a unified and meaningful meta-narrative, which can be read along the lines of a realist novel. Although the future is not guaranteed, the present contains “objective possibilities” which can be identified and realized through activist intervention in the world by those who are destined to “make” history, the proletariat. In the intervening century since the Russian Revolution, it has… Expand