István Mészáros (1930 - 2017)

István Mészáros (born in 1930) left his native Hungary after the Soviet invasion of 1956. He is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, where he held the Chair of Philosophy for fifteen years. Mészáros is the author of Beyond Capital, Power of Ideology, The Work of Sartre, and Marx's Theory of Alienation.


István Mészáros in memoriam, TL:n muistoja, 16.2.2020


István Mészáros, The Necessity of Social Control. Monthly Review Press 2015. (E) (Suomenkielinen arvio)

István Mészáros, The Structural Crisis of Capital. Monthly Review Press 2010.

István Mészáros, The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time: Socialism in the Twenty-First Century. Monthly Review Press 2008.

The Unfolding Crisis and the Relevance of Marx, 20 April 2009

Pääoman kriisi selittää hyvinvointivaltion ahdingon, teoksessa Tapani Lausti: Toisinajattelun tiekartta, Like 2004

István Mészáros, Beyond Capital: Towards a Theory of Transition. Merlin Press 1995.

István Mészáros: Pääoman tuolle puolen, Tamas Matekovits, 19.1.2014


See István Mészáros archive


Mészáros and Chávez: The Philosopher and the Llanero by Chris Gilbert, Monthly Review, 1 June 2022

The Uncontrollability of Globalizing Capital, Monthly Review, 1 February 1998

The Historical Challenges Facing the Socialist Movement by István Mészáros and John Bellamy Foster, MR Online, 26 March 2021

On the contribution of the outstanding Hungarian Marxist philosopher István Mészáros (1930-2017) to critical thinking by Jan Malewski, International Viewpoint, 16 January 2018

Capital's Historic Circle Is Closing, Monthly Review, December 2017

István Mészáros (19302017) by The Editors, Monthly Review, December 2017

Obituary: István Mészáros, hungarian Marxist political philosopher who taught at St Andrews by Terry Brotherstone, MR Online, 25 November 2017

Mészáros and the Emancipatory Transition: Beyond Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Irv Kurki, MR Zine, 5 June 2015

Mészáros and the Critique of the Capital System by John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review, December 2014

Reflections on the New International, Monthly Review, February 2014

Barbarism on the Horizon: An Interview With István Mészáros by Eleonora de Lucena, MR Zine, 31 December 2013

Chávez, a Reader of Mészáros by Emir Sader, MR Zine, 11 March 2013

Structural Crisis Needs Structural Change, Monthly Review, March 2012

The Dialectic of Structure and History: An Introduction, Monthly Review, May 2011

Beware Greek-style cuts to services, Letters, The Guardian, 7 May 2010

A Structural Crisis of the System: Interview with István Mészáros by Judith Orr and Patrick Ward, MR Zine, 17 January 2009

The Unfolding Crisis and the Relevance of Marx, MR Zine, 11 November 2008

he Communal System and the Principle of Self-Critique, Monthly Review, March 2008

Marx and the Credit Crunch, MR Zine, 7 November 2008

The New Crisis of Capitalism, YouTube, 13 May 2008

Bolívar and Chávez: The Spirit of Radical Determination

Monthly Review, July-August 2007

The Only Viable Economy

Monthly Review, April 2007

The Necessity of Planning: In Honor of Harry Magdoff

Monthly Review, October 2006

The Structural Crisis of Politics

Monthly Review, September 2006

Cuba: The Next Forty-Five Years?

Monthly Review, Janurary 2004

Militarism and the Coming Wars

Monthly Review, June 2003

The Challenge of Sustainable Development and the Culture of Substantive Equality

Monthly Review, December 2001

An interview with Istvan Meszaros

Monthly Review, April 1993

Marxism today: an interview with Istvan Meszaros

Radical Philosophy, No 62/1992

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