Protest Against Closing Down the Lukács Archiv

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Mar 13, 2016, 17:49

I am a Lukacs scholar. It is important to keep the Institute open for scholars like myself. Lukacs was one of the greatest Hungarian intellectuals of the last century. A country that does not respect its intellectuals is not worthy of respect.



Mar 13, 2016, 18:13

The question is not why did I sign this petition. The question is why other people haven't.



Mar 13, 2016, 18:38

I used the Lukacs Archive on several occasions in the past, while investigating his familiarity with Irish authors, notably James Joyce and Bernard Shaw.



Mar 13, 2016, 19:11

The fact that Hungary wants to be rid of the memory and the work of such a rare intellectual is indicative of the moral and intellectual degeneration of its leadership and intelligentsia.
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Mar 13, 2016, 21:22

It is not fair that the Lukács Archiv should be closed down. Everybody is entitled to know the contribution of this greatest critic and scholar.



Mar 13, 2016, 21:50

because we must to stop the ideology of neoliliberalism and neofascism in EUROPE.



Mar 14, 2016, 07:33

To support retention of acquired skills and, human knowledge and culture. An archive is an important resource of learning and human culture, like a minority language, that is unique and irreplaceable.



Mar 14, 2016, 10:32

History cannot be erased!



Mar 14, 2016, 10:59

Because it's a scandal to close the Lukacs Arciv, I'm a full Professor at the Sorbonne, my field is Aesthetics.
I cannot imagine that research is not in free access and that a country is distroying the possibility continuing to use the archiv of this philosopher



Mar 14, 2016, 11:19

Fermiamoli prima che sia tardi. Lukacs e il pretesto la democrazia e l' obietivo.



Mar 14, 2016, 11:39

Because it is against the freedom of preserving the historic philosophical thought.



Mar 14, 2016, 11:47

The continuing world-wide significance of this original thinker to a range of academic disciplines



Mar 14, 2016, 11:54

Although I don't agree with all the positions that Lukacs adopted by any means, he had an amazing stock of literary,philosophical and economic knowledge. His capacity for analysis of great acuity found him with few rivals: in particular his writing on European critical realism continues to be highly influential. He was also an active participant in important political movements of the 20th Century, not least the Hungarian Revolution of 1918-19. We need his contribution to collective memory as well as his sociology of literature.



Mar 14, 2016, 12:43

For free thought



Mar 14, 2016, 12:45

Because Lukacs is perhaps the most knowledgeable thinker about German Idealism and a committed defender of Reason. His book "The Young Hegel" is a highlight in the history of philosophical scholarship of the last 100 years.



Mar 14, 2016, 13:49

We should respect the last will of one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century.



Mar 14, 2016, 14:03

Why not consult IISG in Amsterdam for a possible alternative location? Seems the newcomers to capitalism are taking neo-liberalism austerity to the extremes!!!



Mar 14, 2016, 14:12




Mar 14, 2016, 14:18

Because I am against every type of violence. No one has the right to destroy or hide elements of human history.



Mar 14, 2016, 14:53

Lukacs is among the leading philosophers of the 20th century. I was planning on visiting.



Mar 14, 2016, 16:51

I am a Finnish cultural scholar, PhD, working on the field of theory history and the European intellectual tradition. The legacy of Görgy Lukács is very important for our understanding of the historical dimensions of philosophical and political ideas constitutive of the twentieth century and beyond. It is therefore necessary that the Lukács Archives in Budapest remain open for further study and discussion of Lukács prominent work. Hannu Eerikaeinen, PhD, Berlin



Mar 14, 2016, 16:53

Lukacs was the first philosopher that introduced the principles for a socilaism with a human inspiration and face



Mar 14, 2016, 16:57

A good initiative.



Mar 14, 2016, 16:58

Weil die Schließung ein Skandal wäre, für den die jetzige Regierung verantwortlich ist!

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