By Clayton Pierce
This assortment assembles a few of Herbert Marcuse’s most crucial paintings and provides for the 1st time his responses to and improvement of vintage Marxist methods to revolution and utopia, in addition to his personal theoretical and political perspectives.
This 6th and ultimate quantity of Marcuse's amassed papers indicates Marcuse’s rejection of the existing twentieth-century Marxist idea and socialist perform - which he observed as insufficient for an intensive critique of Western and Soviet forms - and the improvement of his progressive suggestion in the direction of a critique of the shopper society. Marcuse's later philosophical views on know-how, ecology, and human emancipation sat at odds with some of the vintage tenets of Marx’s materialist dialectic which positioned the operating category because the primary agent of switch in capitalist societies. because the fabric from this quantity indicates, Marcuse used to be not just a theorist of Marxist concept and perform within the 20th century, but in addition proves to be a necessary philosopher for realizing the neoliberal section of capitalism and resistance within the twenty-first century.
A accomplished advent by means of Douglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce areas Marcuse’s philosophy within the context of his engagement with the most currents of 20th century philosophy whereas additionally offering very important analyses of his anticipatory theorization of capitalist improvement via a neoliberal restructuring of society. the amount concludes with an afterword through Peter Marcuse.
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