Prof Ágnes Heller (1929-2019)

Professor Emerita

Ágnes Heller was a philosopher, Professor Emerita at the Department of Aesthetics of ELTE and Hannah Arendt Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at The New School in New York. She has been awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Philosophy, the Szechenyi National Prize in Hungary, the Sonning Prize, and the Goethe Medal. Her main research focuses were on aesthetics, ethics, existentialism and political philosophy, in particular on the works of Hegel, Marx, Lukács.

Selected Publications

Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life (2005); The Concept of the Beautiful (1998); The Time Is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History (2002); A Theory of Modernity (1999); An Ethics of Personality (1996); General Ethics (1988); Beyond Justice (1987); The Power of Shame (1986); Radical Philosophy (1984); Everyday Life (1984); Lukács Revalued (editor, 1983); A Theory of History (1982); A Theory of Feelings (1979); Renaissance Man (1978); The Theory of Needs in Marx (1976)


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