Heller, Agnes

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HELLER, Agnes. Hungarian, b. 1929. Genres: Sociology, Philosophy. Career: Writer. La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, reader in sociology; New School for Social Research, NYC, professor of philosophy, c. 1985-. Publications: The Theory of Need in Marx, trans. by A. Booth, 1976; Renaissance Man, 1978; A Theory of Feelings, 1979; On Instincts, trans. by M. Fenyeo, 1979; A Theory of History, 1981; (with F. Feher) Hungary 1956 Revisited: The Message of a Revolution-A Quarter-Century After, 1982; (with Feher and G. Markus) Dictatorship Over Needs, 1983; Everyday Life, trans. by G.L. Campbell, 1984; The Power of Shame: A Rational Perspective, 1985; (with Feher) Doomsday or Deterrence? On the Antinuclear Issue, 1986; (with Feher) Eastern Left, Western Left: Totalitarianism, Freedom, and Democracy, 1987; Beyond Justice, 1987; (with Feher) The Postmodern Political Condition, 1988; General Ethics, 1988; A Philosophy of Morals, 1990; Can Modernity Survive?, 1990; (with Feher) From Yalta to Glasnost: The Dismantling of Stalin's Empire, 1991; (with Feher) The Grandeur and Twilight of Radical Universalism, 1991; A Philosophy of History in Fragments, 1993; The Limits to Natural Law and the Paradox of Evil, 1993; An Ethics of Personality, 1995. EDITOR: Lukacs Reappraised, 1983, in UK as Lukacs Revalued; A Radical Philosophy, trans. by J. Wickham, 1984; (with Feher) Reconstructing Aesthetics: Writings of the Budapest School, 1986. Author of titles in Hungarian; contributor to academic journals and newspapers; many of Heller's books have been translated. Address: Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research, 66 W 12th St., New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.