Idola tribus [by] Tamás, Gáspár Miklós


Idola tribus [by] Tamás, Gáspár Miklós


  • Political philosophy
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Release date: 1989
  • Publisher: Dialogues Européens, Malakoff Cedex (France)
  • Pages: 316
  • Hungarian emigre first edition

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Idola tribus [by] Tamás, Gáspár Miklós
A nemzeti érzés erkölcsi lényege – Vázlat a hagyományról – Az értékválság legendája. [The moral core of national sentiment – Outline of tradition – The legend of the crisis of values.]
/Magyar füzetek könyvei 12./ Les livres des “Cahiers Hongrois”. Une collection des inédits de la pensée politique hongroise contemporaine. [Books of the “Hungarian Cahiers”. A collection of unpublished contemporary Hungarian political thought.]
Malakoff Cedex (France), 1989. Dialogues Européens. III. 316 p. First Edition.
Publishing paperback. Hungarian emigre edition.

Idola tribusra: It is a Latin term, coined by Sir Francis Bacon and used in his Novum Organum, one of the earliest treatises arguing the case for the methodical approach of modern science. Is a category of logical fallacy, normally translated as “Idols of the Tribe”, which refers to a tendency of human nature, to prefer certain types of incorrect conclusions.

Gáspár Miklós Tamás (Hungarian: Tamás Gáspár Miklós; born November 28, 1948), often referred to in the media as TGM, is a Hungarian Marxist philosopher and public intellectual. He writes primarily about political and aesthetic questions.
Born in Cluj, Romania, he presently lives in Budapest. A dissident at the end of the state socialist (Communist) period, he was initially a libertarian socialist. While in contact with these authors, his perspective is distinct from the Budapest School, the major tradition of leftist Hungarian philosophy. From 1986 to 1988, he taught in the U.S., Britain, and France, and studied at Oxford. At the beginning of the post-socialist era in 1989, he became committed to a liberal program, and was a leader of the Alliance of Free Democrats. He served in the Hungarian Parliament as a representative of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ), from 1989 to 1994. He re-identified as a Marxist in the early years of the 21st century. He served as President of the extra-parliamentary Green Left between 2010 and 2011. He is a vocal opponent of the Hungarian state, governed by Viktor Orbán and the Fidesz party, as well as neoliberalism.

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