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Lukács, György
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(George; Apr 13, 1885, Budapest – Jun 4, 1971, Budapest). Lukács was born into a prosperous, assimilated Jewish family. His interest turned early to philosophy. Personal contact with G. Simmel, through whom he came to know E. Bloch as well as Emil Lask and Max Weber, shaped his views in the years leading up to World War I and the early years of the war. During the last years of the war, he spent most of his time in Hungary, where he was the leading figure of the so-called Sunday C…

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Vajda, Mihály, “Lukács, György”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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