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Mészáros, István 1930-

Works: 155 works in 755 publications in 9 languages and 10,529 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: HM131, 194
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Most widely held works by István Mészáros
Social structure and forms of consciousness by István Mészáros( )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new work (the first in a two-volume series) by the leading Marxian philosopher of our day is a milestone in human self-understanding. It focuses on the location where action emerges from freedom and necessity, thefoundation of all social science. Today, as never before, the investigation of the close relationship between social structure--defined by Marx as "arising from the life-process of definite individuals"--And the various forms of consciousness is particularly important. We can only perceive what is possible by first identifying the historical process that constrains consciousness itself and therefore social action. The relationship between social structure and forms of consciousness discussed in this volume is multifaceted and profoundly dialectical. It requires the presentation of a great wealth of historical material and the assessment of the relevant philosophical literature, from Descartes through Hegel and the Liberal tradition to the present, together with their connections with political economy and political theory. István Mészáros moves beyond both abstract solutions to the surveyed methodological questions and one-sided structuralist evaluation of the important substantive issues, bringing the process of our understanding of social structure and consciousness to a level not previously attained. Above all, in the spirit of the Marxian approach, even the most complicated problems are always analyzed in relation to the major practical concerns of our time. The primary aim of this work is to outline the dialectical intelligibility of historical development toward a viable societal reproductive order. Social Structures and Forms of Consciousness is of the highest importance as both a political and philosophical work, illuminating the place from where we must act, today
The work of Sartre : search for freedom and the challenge of history by István Mészáros( )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark book, first published in 1979, met acclaim as a doubly important work of radical philosophy. Its subject, Jean-Paul Sartre, was among the twentieth century's most controversial and influential philosophers; its author, István Mészáros, was himself establishing a reputation for profound contributions to the Marxian tradition, which would continue into the next century. The Work of Sartre was thus considered essential for its insights on Sartre and as a piece of Mészáros's developing politico-philosophical project. In this completely updated and expanded volume, Mészáros examines the manifold aspects of Sartre's legacy - as novelist, playwright, philosopher, and political actor- and in so doing casts light upon the enture oeuvre, situating it within the historical and social context of Sartre's time. Although critical of aspects of Sartre's philosophy, Mészáros celebrates his unyielding commitment to the struggle against the power of capital, and elucidates what this means for the individual in their search for freedom
Marx's theory of alienation by István Mészáros( Book )

96 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The alienation of humankind, in the fundamental sense of the term, means the loss of control: its embodiment in an alien force which confronts the individuals as a hostile and potentially destructive power. When Marx analysed alienation in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, he indicated four principal aspects of it - the alienation of human beings from: (1) nature ; (2) their own productive activity ; (3) their 'species being', as members of the human species; and (4) each other. He forcefully underlined that all this is not some 'fatality of nature' - as indeed as the structural antagonisms of capital are characteristically misrepresented, so as to leave them in their place - but a form of self-alienation. In other words, not the deed of an all-powerful outside agency, natural or metaphysical, but the outcome of a determinate type of historical development which can be positively altered by a conscious intervention in the historical process, in order to 'transcend labour's self-alienation'."--Preface
The necessity of social control by István Mészáros( )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book,?István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx's theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary societies, and the necessary conditions of the transition to socialism. His dialectical inquiry into social structure and forms of consciousness--a systematic critique of the prevailing forms of thought--is unequaled in our time.?
Aspects of history and class consciousness by István Mészáros( Book )

50 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- A note from Georg Lukács -- One Introduction -- Two Class consciousness in history -- Three Barnave: a case of bourgeois class consciousness -- Four Class structure and social consciousness -- Five Reflections on history and class consciousness -- Six Contingent and necessary class consciousness -- Seven Propaganda, ideology and art -- Eight Literature and social mobility -- Nine Self-consciousness and social consciousness in literature
The power of ideology by István Mészáros( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond capital : toward a theory of transition by István Mészáros( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Sartre by István Mészáros( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre is a man who lived half his life in the limelight of extreme notoriety. An intellectual who already in 1945 had to protest against attempts aimed at institutionalizing the writer, turning his works into 'national goods', exclaiming: 'it is not pleasant to be treated in one's lifetime as a public monument'. What must be equally unpleasant is to be constantly subjected to abuse. And the fact is that no writer in his lifetime has been the target of so many attacks, from the most varied and rather powerful quarters, as Jean-Paul Sartre. What are the reasons? How should we approach the work of this man, our contemporary?
The structural crisis of capital by István Mészáros( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays bare the exploitative structure of modern capitalism. Argues that the economies of the world are on a social and ecological precipice, and that unless we take decisive action to radically transform our societies we will find ourselves thrust headfirst into barbarism and environmental catastrophe. From publisher description
Lukács' concept of dialectic by István Mészáros( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neocolonial identity and counter-consciousness : essays on cultural decolonization by Renato Constantino( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title was first published in 1978
Philosophy, ideology, and social science : essays in negation and affirmation by István Mészáros( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism or barbarism : from the "American Century" to the crossroads by István Mészáros( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge and burden of historical time : socialism in the twenty-first century by István Mészáros( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading Marxian philosopher and the author of 'Beyond Capital', Mészáros here defines the challenges and burdens facing those committed to a more rational, egalitarian future. At the heart of the book is an examination of Latin America's Bolivarian journey
The work of Sartre by István Mészáros( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comenius and Hungary; essays by Éva Földes( Book )

19 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Entfremdungsbegriff bei Marx by István Mészáros( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in German and Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspekte von Geschichte und Klassenbewusstsein( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riqueza e miséria do trabalho no Brasil( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Portuguese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estuda a questão do trabalho no Brasil e as particularidades de cada setor produtivo, os mecanismos de assalariamento, terceirização, subcontratação e precarização do trabalho que afetam a classe trabalhadora. Analisa como esta reage ao capitalismo contemporâneo, as novas formas de organização sociotécnica do trabalho e suas implicações no sindicalismo
Más allá del Capital Hacia una teoría de la transición by István Mészáros( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beyond capital : toward a theory of transition
Marx's theory of alienationThe power of ideologyBeyond capital : toward a theory of transitionThe structural crisis of capitalSocialism or barbarism : from the "American Century" to the crossroadsThe challenge and burden of historical time : socialism in the twenty-first century
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