Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory

Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory

Herbert Marcuse


it's of the very definition of any "classic" paintings that it'll not just introduce a brand new intensity and path of notion, yet that its unique insights suffer. whilst it first seemed in 1940, cause and Revolution through Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) used to be acclaimed for its profound and undistorted studying of Hegel's social and political idea. this day, the appreciation of Marcuse's paintings has remained excessive, extra suitable now than ever before.

In the speedily altering context of post-Cold battle political realities, there isn't any greater advisor than Marcuse to the place we've been and to what we'd anticipate. As he good understood, turbulent and brilliant political occasions constantly ran inside of channels previous set through political thought; and he both understood that it used to be Hegel's usually unappreciated and misunderstood concept which truly set a basic direction of recent political life.

It is a lucky blend to have a student of Marcuse's brilliance and lucid honesty addressing the assets and results of Hegel's social conception.

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