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The essential Marcuse : selected writings of philosopher and social critic Herbert Marcuse /

by Marcuse, Herbert; Feenberg, Andrew; Leiss, William.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2007Description: xliii, 249 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780807014332 (pbk. : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Works. Selections. 2007.Subject(s): Philosophy | Critical theory | Sociology -- Philosophy | Political science -- Philosophy
Contents:
Introduction. The critical theory of Herbert Marcuse -- Part I. Political critique. The individual in the great society -- Remarks on a redefinition of culture -- Repressive tolerance -- Part II. Marxism, existentialism, and psychoanalysis. A note on dialectic -- The foundations of historical materialism -- Heidegger's politics : an interview with Herbert Marcuse -- Sartre's existentialism -- Freedom and Freud's theory of instincts -- Part III. Philosophical critique. Philosophical interlude -- The affirmative character of culture -- Nature and revolution.
Summary: Marcuse was a prominent member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, notable in his opposition to both capitalism and communism. This book comprises an overview of his political and philosophical writing over four decades, with excerpts from his major books as well as essays from various academic journals.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction. The critical theory of Herbert Marcuse -- Part I. Political critique. The individual in the great society -- Remarks on a redefinition of culture -- Repressive tolerance -- Part II. Marxism, existentialism, and psychoanalysis. A note on dialectic -- The foundations of historical materialism -- Heidegger's politics : an interview with Herbert Marcuse -- Sartre's existentialism -- Freedom and Freud's theory of instincts -- Part III. Philosophical critique. Philosophical interlude -- The affirmative character of culture -- Nature and revolution.

Marcuse was a prominent member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, notable in his opposition to both capitalism and communism. This book comprises an overview of his political and philosophical writing over four decades, with excerpts from his major books as well as essays from various academic journals.

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