What is the share of early German Romanticism in Lefevrov's critique of rationality? Cover Image

Koliki je udeo ranog nemačkog romantizma u Lefevrovoj kritici racionalnosti?
What is the share of early German Romanticism in Lefevrov's critique of rationality?

Author(s): Milorad Gačević
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Centar za alternativno društveno i kulturno delovanje
Keywords: marksizam;rani nemački romantizam; racionalizam;dijalektika

Summary/Abstract: Authors who belong to the circle of the representatives of Western Marxism, to Romanticism were mainly related critically. The main object of their criticism was a German Romanticism. The main direction of their critique paved György Lukács, who coined the term Romantic anti-capitalism. For the Hungarian philosopher, romantic anti-capitalism was representing an aspect of tragic vision of pessimism or a critique of capitalism which ends in the accepting of some form of the existing militarism. When the relation between West Marxists towards romanticism is closely observed, the case of French philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre is particularly interesting. On one hand, he accepted the romanticism in a way that he, in fact, had been openly expressing himself as the romantic revoloutionare while, on the other hand, he was a sharp critic of the German romanticism.In this paper, we tried to show that, in spite of the critical attitude towards the German romanticism, Henry Lefebvre imported into his work some of the motives from the critiques of rational which were in circulation at the time with authors who were forming the early German romanticism. Also, the intention was to show that his critique of Hegel’s dialectic was romantically inspired as well and that it corresponded with the understanding of dialectic which was implicitly developed at the early German romanticism, especially in the work of Friedrich Schlegel.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 127-144
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian