International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Lukács's two concepts of nature

the lived and the reified

Andrew Feenberg

pp. 157-170


The concept of nature in Lukács’s History and Class Consciousness is ambiguous. In some contexts, “nature” refers to a scientifc representation, while in other contexts it refers to the lived object of labor practice. The distinction is complicated by the role of the concept of reification in Lukács’s discussion of nature in both these senses. This paper endeavors to sort out the complexities and to show the relevance of Lukács’s concepts of nature to contemporary technical politics.

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Jurga Saulius, Kavoulakos Konstantinos (2021) Reification. Metodo 9 (2).

Pages: 157-170

DOI: 10.19079/metodo.9.2.157

Full citation:

Feenberg Andrew (2021) „Lukács's two concepts of nature: the lived and the reified“. Metodo 9 (2), 157–170.