Conrad and Intellectual Movements

Richard Niland, Allan H. Simmons (Editor)

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Abstract

In The Historical Novel (1937), Georg Lukács wrote that Walter Scott 'had no knowledge of Hegel's philosophy and had he come across it would probably not have understood a word' (Lukács, p. 30). Conversely, Conrad's fiction incorporated a wealth of historical, philosophical, and aesthetic ideas resulting from the writer's overt dialogue with nineteenth-century European thought. The philosophy of Rousseau, Herder, Hegel, the Polish Romantics and Positivists, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Bergson represents the intellectual backdrop to Conrad's explorations of individual and communal identity.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoseph Conrad in Context
Place of PublicationCambridge
Pages163-170
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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Georg W.F. Hegel
Philosophy
Friedrich Nietzsche
Aesthetics
Fiction
Herders
Sir Walter Scott
Thought
Writer
Georg Lukács
Henri Bergson
Historical Novel
Arthur Schopenhauer
Wealth
Positivist

Keywords

  • joseph conrad
  • ideas
  • politics

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Niland, R., & Simmons, A. H. (Ed.) (2009). Conrad and Intellectual Movements. In Joseph Conrad in Context (pp. 163-170). Cambridge.
Niland, Richard ; Simmons, Allan H. (Editor). / Conrad and Intellectual Movements. Joseph Conrad in Context. Cambridge, 2009. pp. 163-170
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