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Lefebvre, Henri (1901–91)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-N091-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Henri Lefebvre was a Marxist and existential philosopher, a sociologist and a theorist of the state. His humanistic neo-Marxism has been influential throughout Europe. In the English-speaking world he is best known for his analyses of ‘everyday life’, his work in the sociology of urban and rural life, and his theory of social space. Lefebvre was one of the most prominent early critics of structuralism, and is considered by some to be the first post-structuralist. He was a relentless critic of academic philosophy’s metaphysical tendencies.

Citing this article:
Shields, Rob. Lefebvre, Henri (1901–91), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-N091-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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