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Heller, Agnes

Works: 512 works in 1,783 publications in 9 languages and 24,619 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Instrumentalist, Interviewee
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A theory of feelings by Agnes Heller( )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Theory of Feelings examines the problem of human feelings, widely understood, from phenomenological, analytic, and historical perspectives. It begins with an analysis of drives and affects, and pursues the nature of "feeling" itself, in all of its variability, through a close study of the distinctive categories of emotions, emotional dispositions, orientive feelings, and the passions. As such, the starting point of the analysis entails an examination of the characteristics of human involvement, or our ways of being in the world. Building upon this assessment of the conditions of human involvement, the philosophical history and emotional economy characteristic of modern relationships is treated, and the nature of expression, social division, suffering, and responsibility is evaluated in light of the theory of feeling presented here."--Jacket
Aesthetics and modernity : essays by Agnes Heller( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics and Modernity brings together Agnes Heller's most recent essays around the topics of aesthetic genres such as painting, music, literature and comedy, aesthetic reception, and embodiment. The essays draw on Heller's deep appreciation of aesthetics in all its forms from the classical to the Renaissance and the contemporary periods. Heller's recent work on aesthetics explores the complex and fraught status of artworks within the context of the history of modernity. For Heller, not only doesthe relation between aesthetics and modernity have to be looked at anew, but also the way in whic
Renaissance man by Agnes Heller( Book )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering such witnesses of the time as Shakespeare, Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Montaigne, More and Bacon, Agnes Heller looks at both the concept and the image of a Renaissance man. The concept was generalised and accepted by all; its characteristic features were man as a dynamic being, creating and re-creating himself throughout his life. The images of man, however, were very different, having been formed through the ideas and imagination of artists, politicians, philosophers, scientists and theologians and viewed from the different aspects of work, love, fate, death, frien
Trauma, history, philosophy : with feature essays by Murray Noonan( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the age of the war on terror and what one critic has called 'disaster capitalism', the topic of trauma has assumed renewed cultural relevance. Trauma, Historicity, Philosophy is a collection of essays by Australian philosophers, psychoanalysts, and cu
Engaging Agnes Heller : a critical companion by Katie Terezakis( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe. Heller went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary philosophy, putting forward a distinctive ethical theory and developing insightful analyses of a vast range of topics. Here, philosophers, sociologists, journalists and political scientists assess different elements of Heller's work, highlight relevant shifts within that work, and address its intrinsic consistency
Immortal comedy : the comic phenomenon in art, literature, and life by Agnes Heller( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immortal Comedy is the first book to "think" philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general. This book is a deep meditation on the subject of the comic form in film, literature, and life. In it, Agnes Heller takes us on a journey through theories of comedy, beginning with classical thought. She then detours through foundational political thinkers who refer to, for instance, laughter and power. We are also introduced to several approaches to thinking comedy: modern systematic approaches, psychological approaches, and existential approaches."--Jacket
A theory of history by Agnes Heller( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 Theory and method in historiography -- 10 The organizing principles of historiography -- 11 The explanatory principles of historiography -- 12 The orientative principles of historiography -- 13 The 'higher' and the applied theory -- Part III Sense and truth in history or philosophy of history -- 14 The specificity of philosophy of history -- 15 The notion of universal development as the basic category of the philosophy of history -- 16 Universal historical laws: goal, law and necessity -- 17 Holism and individualism -- 18 The philosophy of history and the idea of socialism
The concept of the beautiful by Agnes Heller( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details the history of the concept of the beautiful, starting with a distinction between the 'warm' metaphysics of beauty and the 'cold' one modeled on Plato's Janus-faced relationship to beauty, and ending with a fragmented yet hopeful vision propagated by the likes of Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno. The most important intellectual figures to write about beauty in Western metaphysics and in the post-metaphysical age are examined in this book
Beyond justice by Agnes Heller( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anatomy of the ethical and political preconceptions which underlie theories of justice. The author takes as her cue Hegel's description of modernity in which politics and ethics have fallen out of harmony with one another
General ethics by Agnes Heller( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can modernity survive? by Agnes Heller( Book )

19 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postmodern political condition by Agnes Heller( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and German and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with current debates in social theory, cultural studies and philosophy
Dictatorship over needs by Ferenc Fehér( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of need in Marx by Agnes Heller( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in English and German and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full presentation of a fundamental aspect of Marx, the concept of needWhat are needs? While the edifices of economic theory are built upon various mechanisms designed to satisfy "human needs," not many economists have addressed the idea of need itself. Heller's highly original work identifies this lacuna, recognizing the concept of needs as playing a "hidden but principal role in Marx's economic categories." Her writing lucidly exposes radical needs as bearing the seeds of revolutionary agency in alienated capitalist society, and reasserts our existence as sentient beings beyond the realm of the material, productive spheres
From Yalta to glasnost : the dismantling of Stalin's empire by Agnes Heller( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophy of morals by Agnes Heller( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Hungarian and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungary 1956 revisited : the message of a revolution--a quarter of a century after by Ferenc Fehér( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday life by Agnes Heller( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, first published in 1984, examines the politics and philosophy of ordinary men and women, and their ordinary transactions. It analyses the interaction between the individual and the social, both for the roots of everyday behaviour and for the means to change the social fabric. Using an approach that combines Marx, Husserl, Heidegger and Aristotle, Agnes Heller defines categories such as 'group', 'crowd', 'community', and deals with characteristics of everyday life such as repetition, rules, norms, economics, habits, probability, imitation. She also analyses everyday knowledge, and co
A radical philosophy by Agnes Heller( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing aesthetics : writings of the Budapest school( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Immortal comedy : the comic phenomenon in art, literature, and life
Alternative Names
Agnes Heler

Ágnes Heller

Ágnes Heller Filòsofa i professora hongaresa

Ágnes Heller filosofa ungherese

Ágnes Heller Hongaars filosofe

Ágnes Heller Hungarian philosopher, teacher

Ágnes Heller philosophe hongrois

Ágnes Heller ungarische Philosophin

Ágnes Heller ungersk filosof och lärare

Ágnes Hellerová

Heler, Agneš

Heler, Agneš 1929-

Heller, A. 1929-

Heller, Agnes 1929-

Hellerovaþ, Agnes 1929-

Агнес Хелер

Агнеш Геллер угорська філософ

Агнеш Хелер

Хеллер, Агнеш

אגנס הלר

헬러, 아그네스 1929-


ヘラー, アグネス

Aesthetics and modernity : essaysTrauma, history, philosophy : with feature essaysImmortal comedy : the comic phenomenon in art, literature, and lifeCan modernity survive?Agnes Heller : a moralist in the vortex of historyAgnes Heller : socialism, autonomy and the postmodernA short history of my philosophy