Anti-Metaphysical Reasoning and Sociological Approach: Roads from Nationalism to Regionalism in the 19th-20th Century Hungarian Intellectual Tradition [Book Review]

Studies in East European Thought 60 (1/2):17 - 30 (2008)
Some central issues offin-de-siècle Hungarian philosophy and intellectual tradition can be retrieved from the writings of József Eötvös and his mid-nineteenth century contemporaries. An ambiguous attitude towards metaphysics, emphasis on sociological issues as well as a regional perspective are apparent in his texts prior to the emergence of the great fin-de-siècle generation of Hungarian intellectuals. They survived the Habsburg Empire thanks to the post-Monarchical literary tradition and Péter Esterházy's works; they provided an adequate vocabulary for the Central European experience following the Soviet Era
Keywords József Eötvös  Imre Madách  Zsigmond Kemény  Oscar Jászi  Péter Esterházy  Imre Kertész  Canon formation  Positivism  Post-Soviet Era
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