Marxism, Revolution and Utopia: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 6 (Herbert Marcuse: Collected Papers)

Marxism, Revolution and Utopia: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 6 (Herbert Marcuse: Collected Papers)

Clayton Pierce


This assortment assembles a few of Herbert Marcuse’s most crucial paintings and offers for the 1st time his responses to and improvement of vintage Marxist techniques to revolution and utopia, in addition to his personal theoretical and political perspectives.

This 6th and ultimate quantity of Marcuse's gathered papers exhibits Marcuse’s rejection of the present twentieth-century Marxist concept and socialist perform - which he observed as insufficient for a radical critique of Western and Soviet forms - and the improvement of his progressive concept 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 a number of the vintage tenets of Marx’s materialist dialectic which positioned the operating classification because the critical agent of switch in capitalist societies. because the fabric from this quantity exhibits, Marcuse used to be not just a theorist of Marxist idea and perform within the 20th century, but additionally 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 locations Marcuse’s philosophy within the context of his engagement with the most currents of 20th century philosophy whereas additionally delivering vital analyses of his anticipatory theorization of capitalist improvement via a neoliberal restructuring of society. the amount concludes with an afterword by means of Peter Marcuse.

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