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  Illuminations: Kellner
MARCUSE, HERBERT (1898-1979), author, University professor, and political activist, was born on July 19, 1898, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Carl Marcuse, a prosperous Jewish merchant and Gertrud Kreslawsky, daughter of a wealthy German factory owner.
Marcuse's wide-ranging critique of both advanced capitalist and communist societies analyzed the decline of revolutionary potential in capitalist societies and the development of new forms of social control.
Marcuse's work in philosophy and social theory generated fierce controversy and polemics, and most studies of his work are highly tendentious and frequently sectarian.
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 Herbert Marcuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 July 29, 1979) was a prominent German-American philosopher and sociologist of Jewish descent, member of the Frankfurt School.
Herbert Marcuse was born in Berlin, served in the German Army caring for horses in Berlin during the First World War.
Marcuse's critiques of capitalist society (especially his 1955 synthesis of Marx and Freud, Eros and Civilization, and his 1964 book One-Dimensional Man resonated with the concerns of the leftist student movement in the 1960s.
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 Illuminations: Kellner
Marcuse's first published article in 1928 attempted a synthesis of the philosophical perspectives of phenomenology, existentialism, and Marxism, a synthesis which decades later would be carried out again by various "existential" and "phenomenological" Marxists, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as American students and intellectuals in the New Left.
The neglect of Marcuse may be altered through the publication of a wealth of material, much of it unpublished and unknown, that is found in the Herbert Marcuse archives in the Stadtsbibliothek in Frankfurt.
Marcuse himself was open to new theoretical and political currents, yet remained loyal to those theories which he believed provided inspiration and substance for the tasks of the present age.
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 Quotes: Herbert Marcuse
Marcuse, Herbert (1964), The one-dimensional man. Studies in the ideology of advanced industrial society.
At its most advanced stage, domination functions as administration, and in the overdeveloped areas of mass consumption, the administered life becomes the good life of the whole, in the defense of which the opposites are united.
The social position of the individual and his relation to others appear to be determined by objective qualities and laws, but these qualities and laws seem to lose their mysterious and uncontrollable character; they appear as calculable manifestations of (scientific) rationality.
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 World Socialist Movement - Socialist Writers: Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse was born in Berlin in 1898.
Marcuse, remember, is saying not simply that the workers have been taught to accept capitalism (which is quite true), but that their psychological and even biological nature has been changed so that they now really "need" capitalism.
Marcuse's conclusion that the enlightened minority are therefore justified in acting in an undemocratic manner is highly dangerous.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> Marcuse, Herbert
German-born philosopher Herbert Marcuse was one of the leading theorists of the New Left in Europe and the United States in the late 1960s.
Marcuse believed that sexual liberation was achieved by exploring new permutations of sexual desires, sexual activities, and gender roles--what Freud called "perverse" sexual desires, that is, all non-reproductive forms of sexual behavior, of which kissing, oral sex, and anal sex are familiar examples.
Marcuse was himself heterosexual, but he identified the homosexual as the radical standard bearer of sex for the sake of pleasure, a form of radical hedonism that repudiates those forms of repressive sexuality organized around genital heterosexuality and biological reproduction.
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 ZNet | Vision & Strategy | Remembering Herbert Marcuse
Marcuse is somewhat out of favor now in American universities -- but in the '50s, '60s, and '70s he inspired several generations trying to construct a new radical politics that rejected both Soviet communism and triumphalist monopoly capitalism and sought to create new cultural critiques and models.
Marcuse was a major influence on my own thinking, and so much of what he wrote is enormously pertinent to the world in which we find ourselves today.
Marcuse began to articulate ideas about the way in which the culture and mass media were no longer presenting information except for the sake of presenting it.
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 Herbert Marcuse - Philosopher - Biography
Herbert Marcuse was born in Berlin on July 19,1898.
Marcuse was involved in the Institute's many interdisciplinary projects, identifying in particular with critical social theory, and maintained a close relationship to the other members of the Institute throughout his life.
Marcuse never compromised his revolutionary vision and commitments, and defended Marxian theory and libertarian socialism to the end.
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 Herbert Marcuse biography
Herbert Marcuse was born in 1898 in Berlin, Germany.
Marcuse defines true needs as those things that are essential for human survival, such as food, clothing, and shelter.
Marcuse believes that the most important role of art is to negate the social norms, but in a one-dimensional reality, art becomes only a mode of pro-cultural propaganda.
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 MSN Encarta - Marcuse
Marcuse, Herbert (1898-1979), German American philosopher, known as a leading theoretician of the radical left and New Left and as an incisive critic of the established order.
Marcuse immigrated to the United States, joining the Institute of Social Research, Columbia University, in 1934.
Marcuse's influence with student leaders was evident during the university rebellions in Europe and the U.S. in the late 1960s.
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 Herbert Marcuse and Marxism
Marcuse, on the other hand, starts from the methodological pre-supposition that the working class is no longer a revolutionary force; the "position" of social theory today is for him defined by this purported reality.
But in Marcuse's theory, all these areas of conflict, which are beyond any central administrative control, national or international, appear as incidental "frictions" slightly disturbing the smooth functioning of the mechanism, or as archaic residues of a past society, which are only temporarily beyond the administrative reach of advanced industrial society.
Marcuse is a public personality whose disciples insist that he state his views on matters of great concern.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: Art; Alienation & Humanities: A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Reitz presents an elaborate and lucid discussion of Marcuse's misplaced emphasis on aesthetic dimension as a purportedly disalienating dimension and as a means to overcoming the one dimensionality of existence.
Neither Marcuse believes nor Reitz is accusing him of arguing that aesthetics are free from political influence, and or neglecting the impact of commodification of sex, and the impact of abuses of the sensual and the sublime on the alienation process.
Marcuse however is walking a fine line between idealism of greater good for everyone and Marxism and its emphasis on structural causes of mass misery and alienation.
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 Herbert Marcuse's Works
Marcuse says that the existing means and possibilities of control have been joined by a new momentum that is connected with the standards of technological progress, with computerisation, the technological perfection of gathering data and with surveillance (Marcuse 1972: 13).
Marcuse on the contrary holds the view that a qualitative change of society does not only encompass a qualitative change of the economy and politics, also the “technological base” would have to be transformed.
Marcuse argued that in late capitalism a sharpening of protests, locally and regionally organised, would be possible and he said that maybe some corporations could break out of the system, a radicalisation of self-management would be possible which could result in a diffuse disintegration of the system that intensifies itself (Marcuse et al.
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 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": Essay: "Notes on Herbert Marcuse’s 'Reason and Revolution'"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marcuse must have made quite a splash in 1941.  It's certainly likely that he provided a major impetus to C.L.R. James's tendency to study Hegel and Marx and to translate some of the 1844 Manuscripts into English (they were the first) and to make the labor process the fundament of their tendency.
Marcuse is also concerned with the authoritarian implications of this philosophy: “Positivism shifts the source of certainty from the subject of thought to the subject of perception.”  (p.
Marcuse of course was schooled in Dilthey and Heidegger, a very unsavory brew.
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 Marcuse, Herbert on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marcuse served with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and later taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Brandeis before becoming (1965) professor of philosophy at the Univ. of California at San Diego.
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Herbert Marcuse was born in Berlin, German, in 1898.
Marcuse taught at Brandeis University from 1954 to 1967, and he taught at the new San Diego campus of the University of California from 1967 until his retirement.
Marcuse's engagement with Critical Theory, or neo-Marxism, increased throughout his life; and his writings focused increasingly on the manifold modes of repression and oppression evidenced in contemporary political societies.
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 Herbert Marcuse Official Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frankfurt School philosopher Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979) studied with Martin Heidegger at Freiburg University from 1928 to 1932 and completed a dissertation on Hegel’s theory of historicity under Heidegger’s supervision.
Herbert's letters and papers are held by the Marcuse archive at the City and University Library in Frankfurt,
Requests to publish any of Herbert's writings should be addressed to Peter Marcuse, Herbert's son, who is the literary executor of Herbert's estate, at pm35@columbia.edu.
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 Tikkun: Herbert Marcuse at 100. (author)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marcuse unceasingly opposed oppressive and unjust practices in his lifetime.
Since his death in 1979, Herbert Marcuse, once thought to be one of the most influential social theorists of our time, has been little read or understood in most fashionable progressive academic circles.
Marcuse was committed to a vision of emancipatory rationality based on a universal standard.
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 Herbert Marcuse's Homecoming :: Ephilosopher :: Philosophy News, Research and Philosophical Discussion
"HERBERT MARCUSE'S HOMECOMING Twenty-four years after his death, the philosopher Herbert Marcuse is to be buried in a cemetery in Berlin on Friday, the anniversary of his birth there in 1898.
Marcuse, who argued that revolution against the repression of modern society is a precursor to utopian society, was a powerful influence on the student movements of the 1960's.
Marcuse was a United States citizen when he died in 1979 during a visit to what was then West Berlin.
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 The New York Review of Books: HERBERT MARCUSE
Herbert always felt keenly the importance of preserving and protecting the intimate sphere of the life of the individual.
Herbert Marcuse was a German Jew who was forced out of Germany by a fascist government, and found refuge in the United States.
While Herbert cherished the intimate spheres of life, he also was deeply convinced that human beings are, in their essence, political beings, and that it belongs to the very nature of a human being to attempt not only to understand the world but also to change it.
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In a semi-essay on "repressive tolerance," Marcuse argued that American democracy was a sham because the ruling class was able to "institutionally" suppress the expression of radical ideas.
Marcuse retired from his professorship at UC San Diego in 1976, and thereafter became an active lecturer throughout the
It was not until December 2001 that a Belgian student raised the question, "Where are Marcuse's ashes?" The remains were eventually found, undisturbed, in a back closet at the funeral home and were subsequently buried in a premium plot furnished by the German government.
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 Herbert Marcuse -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
Acclaimed as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, Herbert Marcuse's perception of modern technology as a mode of social control indicates his enduring significance.
Marcuse discusses the factors which inhibit criticism and analysis of society.
Marcuse believes that people are not free because they function within systems such as the economy.
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 Herbert Marcuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Herbert Marcuse (July 19,1898 – July 29,1979) was a prominent German-American philosopher and sociologist of Jewish descent, member of the Frankfurt School.
Marcuse's critiques of capitalist society (especially his 1955 synthesis of Marx and Freud,, and his 1964 book One-Dimensional Man) resonated with the concerns of the leftist student movement in the 1960s.
Comprehensive 'Official' Herbert Marcuse Website (http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/index.html), by one of Marcuse's grandsons, with full bibliographies of primary and secondary works, and full texts of many important works
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 Technology, War and Fascism - Herbert Marcuse - Microsoft Reader eBook
Herbert Marcuse is one of the most influential thinkers of our time.
Born in Berlin, Marcuse studied philosophy with Husserl and Heidegger at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin.
Marcuse's critical social theory ingeniously fuses phenomenology, Freudian thought and Marxist theory; and provides a solid ground for his reputation as the most crucial figure inspiring the social activism and New Left politics of the 1960s and 1970s.
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