György Márkus, Hungarian philosopher, Died at 82


György Márkus was born on April 13, 1934, and died on October 5, 2016.

He was a Hungarian philosopher

He was in the small circle of critical theorists closely associated with György Lukács, usually referred to as the “Budapest School”.

Márkus completed his philosophical training at Lomonosov University in Moscow in 1957.

Because of ideological disputes, he was removed from his teaching positions in Hungary in 1973, and fled in 1977 to Australia, where he has since 1978 taught at the University of Sydney.

After the political liberalisation in Hungary, Markus was re-assimilated and taught regularly in his homeland, although he remained resident in Sydney.

Márkus was a external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1990).

Márkus was also on the editorial board of the academic journal Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology.

Márkus was married to eminent Polish sociologist Dr. Maria Márkus, a lecturer at the University of New South Wales, together they have two sons, György and András.

György Márkus passed away at 82 years old.