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By Slavoj Zizek, Georg Lukács, Georg Lukacs, Slovoj Zizek, John Rees, Esther Leslie

Georg Lukacs was once dubbed "the thinker of the October Revolution" and his masterpiece background and sophistication recognition (1923) is often held to be the foundational textual content for the culture referred to as "Western Marxism" consisting of the paintings of Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse. despite the fact that, because the freeing energies of the Russian Revolution have been sapped by means of Stalinism, Lukacs used to be subjected to ferocious assault for "deviations" from the "party line". within the mid-1920s, Lukacs wrote a sustained and passionate reaction to this onslaught. Unpublished on the time, Lukacs himself suggestion the textual content have been destroyed. despite the fact that, a gaggle of researchers lately chanced on the manuscript collecting dirt within the newly opened files of the CPSU in Moscow. Now, for the 1st time, this interesting, polemical and severe textual content comes in English. it's a an important a part of a hidden highbrow heritage and may remodel interpretations of Lukacs's oeuvre.

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When we say things of the form 'X hopes that p', 'X desires that p' and so on, we know what sort of thing it makes sense to put in the place of 'p -but what are we supposed to put in the place of'p' in 'X itchy-feels that p, or 'X feels itchily that p? The second view Goldman mentions 'explains away' the qualitative character of sensations-presumably by showing that such character is illusory. But the qualitative character of sensations is normally introduced in terms of how the sensation feels; and what merit can there be in a conception of sensation that says that how a sensation feels is an illusion, something to be explained away?

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So, unless in all cases the colours we see are really properties of our visual fields, 16 we face a very puzzling question: how can a portion of a visual field, understood now as a subjective entity, share a property with something objective in the external environment? Happily, the representationalist need not concern him- or herself with these matters. It seems to me that there is a clear sense in which the basic experiences involved in seeing after-images are always illusory. For when one sees an afterimage, there is nothing that one thereby sees.

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