Heideggerian Marxism (European Horizons)

Heideggerian Marxism (European Horizons)


The Frankfurt college thinker Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979) studied with Martin Heidegger at Freiburg college from 1928 to 1932 and accomplished a dissertation on Hegel’s thought of historicity below Heidegger’s supervision. in the course of those years, Marcuse wrote a couple of provocative philosophical essays experimenting with the chances of Heideggerian Marxism. For a time he believed that Heidegger’s rules may possibly revitalize Marxism, supplying a size of experiential concreteness that was once sorely missing within the German Idealist culture. eventually, occasions deterred Marcuse from finishing this software: the 1932 e-book of Marx’s early fiscal and philosophical manuscripts, and Heidegger’s conversion to Nazism a 12 months later. Heideggerian Marxism deals wealthy and interesting testimony about the first try and fuse Marxism and existentialism.
 
These essays provide worthwhile perception bearing on Marcuse’s early philosophical evolution. They record one of many century’s most crucial Marxist philosophers trying to reply to the “crisis of Marxism”: the failure of the ecu revolution coupled with the growing to be repression within the USSR. In reaction, Marcuse contrived an resourceful and unique theoretical synthesis: “existential Marxism.”

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