At the End of an Age

John Lukacs, Author
John Lukacs, Author Yale University Press $22.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-300-09296-7
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
""We have arrived at the stage of history when we must begin thinking about thinking itself. This is something as different from philosophy as it is from psycho-analysis,"" writes celebrated historian John Lukacs (Five Days in London, May 1940) in At the End of an Age, an extended essay on the problems of history. Continuing the argument he began in earlier books, Lukacs elaborates on his notion that we're at the end of the modern age that began with the Renaissance, and that this period calls for a reconsideration of the idea of objectivity in history and science, two disciplines that create rather than describe the world that they seek to understand. (May 7)