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about Herbert Marcuse

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See also:
  1. Joan Nordquist's 64-page 2000 bibliography (as searchable pdf), which (in addition to Herbert's own publications) lists 67 books about Herbert's work, ca. 50 dissertations & theses, and 101 articles. With title word and key word indexes.
  2. K.H. Sahmel's 30-page 1979 bibliography with 333 citations of secondary works
  3. P. Deramaix' annotated bibliography in French
  4. A list of 37 important secondary works from a German language encyclopedia
  5. annotated overview of works from Horst Müller's website Initiative für Praxisphilosophie
  • To find translations in languages other than English or German, use your web browser's page search function (usually Ctrl-F) to search for the text "Dutch," "French," "Hebrew," "Italian," "Korean," "Portugese," "Russian," "Spanish," "Turkish," etc. on this page.

1920s-1950s (back to top)

  • 1940s: many reviews of Herbert's books from the 1940s are cited and/or available in the entry for those books on the Publications Page on this site.
  • 1945: Marvin Farber, "Remarks About the Phenomenological Program," in: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6:1 (Sept. 1945), pp. 1-10 (pdf).
    Mostly about Husserl & Heidegger; a 1929 essay by Herbert is cited on p. 5, note 3.
  • 1954: Reason and Revolution cited on p. 398 of: David Spitz, "Democracy and the Problem of Civil Disobedience," American Political Science Review 48:2 (June 1954), pp. 386-403.
  • 1954-1978: Kevin B. Anderson (ed.), The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx, and Critical Theory (Lexington Books, 2012), 330 pages. ($30 at amazon)

1960-1966 Herbert during a May 1967 lecture at Brandeis(back to top)

  • 1960: Raya Dunayevskaya, "Exchange of Letters with Herbert Marcuse on Automation" (1960), cited in 2005-6 syllabus on "Developing a Philosophically Ground Alternative to Capitalism":
  • 1960: Karl Wittfogel, "The Marxist View of Russian Society and Revolution," in: World Politics 12: 4(July 1960), pp. 487-508. (pdf -- see pp. 499ff.)
  • 1962: Stanley Rothman, "Marxism and the Paradox of Contemporary Political Thought," in: The Review of Politics" 24:2(April 1962), pp. 212-232. (pdf -- see n. 1, 18, 19)
  • 1966: David Spitz, "Pure Tolerance: A Critique of Criticisms, a reply to Wolff, Moore and Marcuse," Dissent (September-October 1966)
    also: (Berkeley, CA: World Without War Council, c1966), 14 p.

1967 (back to top)

  • 1967: Wolfgang Abendroth, "Zum Problem der Rolle der Studenten und der Intellektuellen in den Klassenauseinandersetzungen der spätkapitalistischen Gesellschaft: Kritische Bemerkungen zur Analyse Herbert Marcuses," in Das Argument 9 (1967), S. 408 - 413
  • 1967: Michel Ambacher, Marcuse et la critique de la civilisation américaine (Paris: Aubier-Montaigne, 1967), 135 p. [UCSD: HM101 .A58]
  • 1967: Norman O. Brown, "A Reply to Herbert Marcuse," Commentary 43:3 (Mar. 1967), 83f (pdf)
  • 1967: Gerd-Klaus Kaltenbrunner, "Der eindimensionale Mensch": zu Herbert Marcuses "Studien zur Ideologie der fortgeschrittenen Industriegesellschaft" in Gewerkschaftliche Monatshefte, Wiesbaden, 18(1967), S. 602 - 605
  • 1967: Karl-Heinz Wolff, Barrington Moore (eds.), The Critical Spirit: Essays in Honor of Herbert Marcuse (Boston: Beacon Press, 1967, 1968), 436p. [UCSB: B29.C7]
    • Contents:
      -- Introduction: What is the critical spirit?
      --Utopianism, ancient and modern, by M.I. Finley.
      --Primitive society in its many dimensions, by S. Diamond.
      --Manicheanism in the Enlightenment, by R.H. Popkin.
      --Schopenhauer today, by Max Horkheimer.
      --Beginning in Hegel and today, by K.H. Wolff.
      --The social history of ideas: Ernst Cassirer and after, by Peter Gay.
      --Policies of violence, from Montesquien to the Terrorist, by E.V. Walter.
      --Thirty-nine articles: toward a theory of social theory, by J.R. Steele.
      --History as private enterprise, by Howard Zinn.
      --From Socrates to Plato, by Hans Meyerhoff.
      --Rationed society and irrational art., by H. Read.
      -- The quest for the Grail; Wagner and Morris, by Carl E. Schorske.
      --Variety; Monsieur Teste, by L. Goldman.
      --History and Existentialism in Sartre, by I. Krieger.
      --German popular biographies; culture's bargain counter, by Leo Lowenthal.
      --The Rechsstaat as magic wall, by Otto Kircheimer
      .--Revolution from above: some notes on the decision to collectivize Soviet agriculture, by E.H. Carr.
      --Winston Churchill, power politician and counter revolutionary, by Arno J. Mayer.
      --Brahmins and business, 1870-1914; a hypothesis on the social basis of success in American history, by Gabriel Kolko.
      --On the limits of professional thought, by M.R. Stein.
      --The limits of integration, by Paul Mattick. (people page)
      --The society nobody wants; a look beyond Marxism and liberalism.
      --Marcuse as teacher, by W. Leiss, J.D. Cher and Erica Sherover. (people page)
      --Marcuse bibliography, by W. Leiss, J.D. Ober and E. Sherover (p. 427-433)
    • reviewed by: Lewis S. Feuer in: American Sociological Review 33:3 (June 1968), pp. 465, 466, 467

1968 (back to top)

  • 1968: Hans Eckehard Bahr and H. J. Benedict, "Herbert Marcuse und die prophetische Tradition," in Weltfrieden und Revolution: Neun politisch-theologische Analysen, edited by Bahr (Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1968), pp. 291-307.
  • 1968: Democracy: does it have a future? Panelists: Norman Mailer, Herbert Marcuse, Arthur M. Schlesinger, jr. ; moderator: Nat Hentoff; discussants: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell; in: Alexander Klein (1918-)(comp.) Dissent, power, and confrontation (New York, 1971), p.[33]-55 [UCB] "This TFI [Theater for Ideas] discussion took place on May 3, 1968."
  • 1968: John Ruskin Clark, What's Wrong with Marcuse's One Dimensional Man
    Imprint: San Diego, First Unitarian Church of San Diego, 1968. Transcript of a sermon delivered to the First Unitarian Chruch of San Diego Oct. 13, 1968; concerning Herbert Marcuse's famous philosophical tract; seven pages folded. scanned sermon
    • Clark (*1911-) also wrote: Joseph Priestley, a comet in the system: Biography (San Diego: Torch Publications, c1990), 253 p.
  • 1968 French: Marcel Clément, Le Communisme face à Dieu, Marx, Mao, Marcuse (Paris, Nouvelles éditions latines, 1968), 253 p.
  • 1968: Feder, Donald, "Herbert Marcuse: Prophet of Violence," Human Events 28:32 (Aug. 10, 1968), 10 (pdf)
  • 1968: Gold, Herbert, 1924-, "California left: Mao, Marx, et Marcuse!" in: The Saturday Evening Post. Philadelphia. v. 241, no. 21 (Oct. 19, 1968) p. 56-59 [OCLC]
  • 1968 French: Agnès Guillon, Lucien Goldmann, Henri Lefebvre, Marc Nacht, et al, Marcuse, cet inconnu (Paris: J. Tallandier, 1969), 200 p.
  • 1968: Andrew Hacker, review of Eros and Civilization, New York Times Book Review (March 10, 1968). "Marcuse's books emblazen the apartments and arguments of the New Left. While today's radical politics are by no means a student monopoly, there is nevertheless a campus atmosphere pervading most of the discussions and demonstrations of that movement...To become the foremost literary symbol of the New Left is no mean accomplishment; many of the movement's adherents are both informed and intelligent, and they have had their pick of an impressive literature. Thus the choice of Marcuse testifies not only to his spirit of engagement but also to a profundity and breadth of vision which are lacking in otherwise admired authors as C. Wright Mills, Paul Goodman, Norman O. Brown, and Erich Fromm."
  • 1968: Hans Heinz Holz, Utopie und Anarchismus: zur Kritik der kritischen Theorie Herbert (Köln: Pahl-Rugenstein, 1968), 134 S.
  • 1968: Hans Heinz Holz, "Kritik der kritischen Kritik, oder Die Irrtümer Herbert Marcuses," in :Kürbiskern, München 3(1968), S. 430 - 439
  • 1968: Hans Heinz Holz, "Der Irrtum der "Großen Weigerung": Zu Herbert Marcuses kritischer Theorie der Industriegesellschaft," in: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, Bonn, 13(1968), S. 46-61
  • 1968: Jürgen Habermas (ed.), Antworten auf Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1968), 160 p.
    • Contents:
      --Existential-Ontologie und historischer Materialismus bei Herbert Marcuse, von A. Schmidt.
      --Das Ganze und das ganz Andere; zur Kritik der reinen revolutionären Transzendenz, von W.F. Haug.
      --Technik und Eindimensionalität; eine Version der Technokratiethese? Von C. Offe.
      --Technologische Rationalität und spätkapitalistische ökonomie, von J. Bergmann.
      --Die geschichtliche Dimension des Realitätsprinzips, von H. Berndt und R. Reiche.
      --Marcuse and the New Left in America, by P. Breines.
      --Ausgewählte Bibliographie der Schriften Herbert Marcuses, p. 155-161
    • Review: Paul Piccone, “Jurgen Habermas ed., ‘Antworten auf Marcuse’; Jean-Michel Palmier, ‘Presentation de Marcuse’; Tito Perlini, ‘Che cosa ha veramente detto Marcuse’; Dieter Ulle and N. Motroshlova et al., ‘E’ rivoluzionaria la dottrina di Marcuse?’,” Telos 3 (Spring 1969). (excerpt)
  • 1968: Jared Israel and William Russel, "Herbert Marcuse and his Philosophy of Copout," in: Progressive Labor 6(Oct. 1968), 59-72. [jstor Samuel Hayes 1969: Columbia Strike, 325n]
  • 1968: Robert Langston, "Herbert Marcuse and Marxism," International Socialist Review, (New York), (November-December, 1968). On-line at an Australian leftist site, Ozleft.
  • 1968 Danish: Niels Lindberg, "Herbert Marcuse's samfundskritik," in: Nationaløkonomisk tidsskrift, Bd. 106 (1968), 5/6, S. 291-297.
  • 1968: "Marcuse Defends His New Left Line," New York Times Magazine (27 October 1968): 298-299.
  • 1968: Robert McKenzie, "The Father of the Student Rebellion?" Listener (17 October 1968): 498-499.
  • 1968: Arnhelm Neusüss (ed. & intro.), Utopie: Begriff und Phänomen des Utopischen (Neuwied: Luchterhand, 1968)
  • 1968 French: J. M. Palmier, Sur Marcuse (Paris, 1968).
    The first full study of Marcuse's thought in French appeared only after the upheaval of May, 1968. (cited)
  • 1968: Tony Potter, Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of the New Left (KCET, 1968-05-31). NBC correspondent Tom Pettit holds a conversation with Herbert Marcuse, the leading philosopher of the New Left, currently on the faculty of the University of California at San Diego [UCLA].
  • 1968 Italian: Mario Proto (1937-), Introduzione a Marcuse (Manduria, Lacaita, 1968), 119 p
  • 1968 Carl D. Schneider, "Utopia and History: Herbert Marcuse," Philosophy Today 12:4 (Winter 1968), 236-245 (pdf)
  • 1968 Polish: Jerzy Wiatr, "Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of a Lost Radicalism," in: Science & Society 34:3 (Fall 1970), pp. 319-330. (pdf) [translation by Henry F. Mins from the Polish original published in Nome Drogi, 9(1968), pp. 137-46.]

1969 (back to top)

  • 1969: Michel Ambacher, Marcuse et la critique de la civilisation américaine (Paris, Aubier-Montaigne, 1969), 135 p.
  • 1969: Ramon Aron, "Student Rebellion: Vision of the Future or Echo from the Past?," Political Science Quarterly 84:2 (June 1969), pp. 289-310, mentions Marcuse on pp. 301, 303, 307, 308 [jstor]
  • 1969: Borkovíc, Irude, "Cionizam i njegova historijska pozadina," in: Politicka misao, 6:3(1969), S. 420-442
  • 1969 Russian?: Bychovskij, B., "Filosofija melkoburzuaznogo buntarstva: Kritika neokriticeskoj kritiki," in: Kommunist, 46:8(1969), S.114-124
    English: B. Bykhovskii, "Marcusism Against Marxism: A Critique of Uncritical Criticism," in: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 30:2(Dec. 1969), pp. 203-218 (480k pdf)
  • 1969 Spanish: Josep Maria Castellet (1926-), Lectura de Marcuse (Barcelona: Editorial Seix Barral, S. A., 1969), 144 p.
  • 1969: I. Cohen, "The Philosophy of Marcuse." New Left Review,
  • 1969: Maurice Cranston, "Herbert Marcuse," in: Encounter, London, 32:3(1969), S. 38 - 50
  • 1969 French: Charlotte Delbo, La Théorie et la pratique, dialogue imaginaire mais non tout à faít apocryphe entre Herbert Marcuse et Henri Lefebvre (Paris, Éditions Anthropos, 1969), 56p
  • 1969 Portugese: Francisco Antônio Doria, Marcuse, vida e obra (Rio de Janeiro: J. Álvaro, 1969), 286 p.
  • 1969: Paul Eidelberg, "The Temptation of Herbert Marcuse," in: Review of Politics 31:4 (Oct. 1969), 442 -458. (pdf)
  • 1969 Spanish: Antonio Escohotado, Marcuse, utopía y razón (Madrid: Alianza, 1969), 195 p.
  • 1969 Spanish: Manuel Foyaca de la Concha, Leyendo a Marcuse: "El final de la Utopía"; "Eros y civilización" (Madrid: Studium, 1969), 121 p. ["Reading Marcuse ..."]
  • 1969 Spanish: Luc de Heusch [et al.], El Amor en cuestión (Buenos Aires: R. Alonso, 1969), 159 p. Series Colección Argumentos. Note "Reproduce...el conteido del no. 21 de la revista Arguments (París, 1. trimestre de 1961.) Traducciones de Vicky Palant y Rodolfo Alonso".
  • 1969: H. Fuhrmann, "Zum Problem der revolutionären Gewalt," in: Neue Sammlung, 9
  • 1969 Italian: Panfilo Gentile, Democrazie mafiose (Roma: Volpe, 1969) 149 S.
  • 1969: Lucien Goldman, "Das Denken Herbert Marcuses," in: Soziale Welt 20:3(1969), pp. 257-273. (pdf). First published in: La Nef 26:36(Jan.- März 1969), S. 35-57.
  • 1969 Dutch: Sjoerd Hofstra, Over universiteit, Marcuse en rationaliteit (Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1969), 31 p [NRLF]
  • 1969: Wolfgang Lipp, "Apparat und Gewalt: Über Herbert Marcuse," in: Soziale Welt 20:3 (1969), pp. 274-303. (pdf)
  • 1969 Michael Macdonald, "Theatre for Ideas: The Left Faces Life," in New York Magazine (May 26, 1969), p. 47. (full text on google books). About an event at which Herbert defended "universities as places of learning rather than incendiary battlegrounds. Marcuse resembled an uneasy philosopher-king dimly aware that come the revolution his blessed Jacobins might just toss his gory locks into the basket, too."
  • 1969 Alistair MacIntyre, "On Marcuse," NYRB 13:7(Oct. 23, 1969).
    • "At the end of One Dimensional Man Marcuse saw only one chance of revolutionary protest, and that was "nothing but a chance." The chance was that "the substratum of the outcasts and outsiders, the exploited and persecuted of other races and other colors, the unemployed and unemployable" might turn to radical action. This would involve a meeting of "the most advanced consciousness of humanity and its most exploited force." But the "critical theory" of society expounded by Marcuse can give us no grounds for predicting that this will happen; indeed it is of the essence of his critical theory that it cannot predict. So Marcuse in 1964."
      1934 words, for $3 at
  • 1969 Spanish: Carlos Maldonado, Marcuse y el poder joven [and the power of youth], and Sergio Vuskovic, Lenin o Marcuse? (Chile, 1969)(24 page color pdf)
  • 1969 Spanish: Américo Martín, Marcuse y Venezuela (Caracas: Cuadernos Rocinante, 1969), 176 p.
  • 1969 French: Pierre Masset, La pensée de Herbert Marcuse (Toulouse: Privat, 1969), 191 p.
  • 1969: Materialheft für den lebenskundlichen Unterricht. 1969-Febr. Der Neomarxismus Herbert Marcuses (listing found in Jan. 2006 on
  • 1969: Paul Mattick, Kritik an Herbert Marcuse: Der eindimensionale Mensch in der Klassengesellschaft (Frankfurt: EVA, 1969), 68 S.; translated from English by Hermann Huss, but not published in English until 1972 (jump down). [Mattick bio]
  • 1969 Portugese: José Guilherme Merquior, Arte e sociedade em Marcuse, Adorno e Benjamin: ensaio crítico sôbre a escola neohegeliana de Frankfurt (Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Tempo Brasileiro, 1969), 311 p
  • 1969 Italian: Stefano Munafò, "Marcuse, il marxismo e la 'nuova sinistra'," in: Mondo operaio, Roma, 22:3(1969), p. 15-19 [IfZ]
  • 1969 Dutch: Lolle Wibe Nauta, Theorie en praxis bij Marcuse: Oopenbare les bij de aanvaarding van de funktie van lektor in de inleiding in de wijsbegeerte aan de Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen op dinsdag 9 december 1969 (Baarn: Het Wereldvenster, 1969), 20 p [NRLF]
  • 1969 French: Nef, special issue "Marcuse, cet inconnu," La Nef, 36 (Jan-March, 1969) with articles by Lefebvre, Goldmann [see translation above], and others. The first journal to devote an entire issue to Marcuse [in French?] did not come out until 1969. (cited)
  • 1969 Italian: Francesco Nuzzaco, Herbert Marcuse: filosofo dei nostri tempi (Roma: Edizioni Picar, 1969), 123 p.
  • 1969: Carl Oglesby (1935-)(ed.), The New Left Reader (New York: Grove Press, 1969)
    • Contents
      Introduction: the idea of the New Left.
      Understanding leviathan. The politics of responsibility, by C. W. Mills.
      from One-dimensional man, by H. Marcuse.
      from Strategy for labor, by A. Gorz.
      Contradiction and overdetermination, by L. Althusser.
      The unknown Marx, by M. Nicolaus.
      from May Day manifesto, by S. Hall, R. Williams, and E. Thomson.
      The concept of the Left, by L. Kolakowski.
      The revolutionary frontier. Algeria unveiled, by F. Fanon.
      The universal conscience, by F. Castro.
      I don't mean bananas, by Malcolm X.
      A prison interview, by H. Newton.
      A new revolution? On anti-authoritarianism, by R. Dutschke.
      The battle of the streets, by D. and G. Cohn-Bendit.
      The appeal from the Sorbonne. Three student risings, by T. Fawthrop, T. Nairn, and D. Triesman.
      Columbia - notes on the spring rebellion, by M. Rudd.
  • 1969 French: Jean-Michel Palmier, Présentation d'Herbert Marcuse (Paris: U.G.E., 1969), 189 p.
  • 1969 Italian: Tito Perlini, ‘Che cosa ha veramente detto Marcuse’ [reviewed in Telos]
  • 1969 French: François Perroux, François Perroux interroge Herbert Marcuse...qui répond (Paris: Aubier-Montaigne, 1969), 212 p. Contient une lettre de H. Marcuse à F. Perroux, pp 199-207
  • 1969: Richard Popkin, "Comments on Professor Derrida's Paper," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 30:1(Sept. 1969), pp. 58-65 assesses influence on pp. 61, 64, 65
  • 1969: Wilhelm Quenzer, Die Angst vor der Manipulation: Herbert Marcuse und die Unruhe der Jugend (Stuttgart: Evang. Zentralstelle f. Weltanschauungsfragen, 1969), Maschinenschr. vervielf. [HH Nordelbische]
  • 1969: Leonhard Reinisch (ed.), Permanente Revolution von Marx bis Marcuse (Munich: Callwey, 1969), 147 p. with illus. Based on lectures broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk.
    • Contents:
      --Vorwort des Herausgebers, von L. Reinisch.
      --Warum eine Revolution? von N. Lobkowicz.
      --Die Lehren des Mao Tse-tung, von J. Schickel.
      --Die Strategie von Ho Chi Minh und Giap, von G. K. Kindermann.
      --Die Geburt des Menschen aus dem Geiste der Violenz, von J. Améry.
      --Die südamerikanischen Guerillas, von L. M. Vega.
      --Fidel Castro, Régis Debray, Ernesto Guevara, von B. Goldberg.
      --Carmichael und Black Power, von P. J. Opitz.
      --Herbert Marcuses metaphysische Revolution, ihre Jünger und Kritiker, von T. Pirker.
      --Literatur in Auswahl (p. [139]-143]
  • 1969: Paul A. Robinson (1940-), The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse (New York: Harper & Row, 1969), 253 p.
    republished: The Sexual Radicals; foreword by Alex Comfort (London: Paladin, 1972), 192 p.
    Note: Originally published in the United States in 1969 as The Freudian Left.
  • 1969: Theodore Roszak, The Making of Counter Culture: Reflections on the technocratic society and its youthful opposition (Garden City/N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969), 48-123;
  • 1969 Peter Rusterholz, "Herbert Marcuses Begriff 'Repressive Toleranz:' Ein Beitrag zum Verständnis des gesellschaftskritischen Vokabulars revolutionärer Studenten," in: Schweizer Rundschau, Solothurn, 68(1969), S. 130-136
  • 1969: Alfred Schmidt, "Existentialontologie und historischer Materialismus bei Marcuse", in: Juergen Habermas (ed.), Antworten auf H. Marcuse
  • 1969 Spanish: Silvio Pomenta, Eloy, Marcuse, la psiquiatriá y la liberación (Caracas, 1969), 110 p.
  • 1969 French: Bernard Solasse, "La démarche critique d'Herbert Marcuse ou un nouveau type de critique sociale," in: Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique 2:4 (Dec. 1969), pp. 448-470. (pdf)
  • 1969: Robert Steigerwald (1925-), Herbert Marcuses dritter Weg (Cologne: Pahl-Rugenstein, 1969), 366 p
  • 1969: Robert Steigerwald, "Dialektik und Klassenkampf bei Herbert Marcuse," Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 17:5 (1969), 601-610 (pdf)
  • 1969: Michael Theunissen, Gesellschaft und Geschichte: Zur Kritik der kritischen Theorie
  • 1969 Italian: Dieter Ulle, "Note critiche alla filosofia sociale di Herbert Marcuse," in: D. Ulle, Ju. Zamoshkin, N. Motroshilova, E' rivoluzionaria la dottrina di Marcuse? Prefazione di Armando Plebe (Torino, Borla, 1969), 87 p.
  • 1969: Bernard Willms, Revolution und Protest oder Glanz und Elend des bürgerlichen Subjekts (Stuttgart, Berlin, Köln, Mainz, Kohlhammer, 1969), 112 p
  • 1969 Italian: Dieter Ulle, Ju Zemoshkin, N. Motroshilova, È rivoluzionaria la dottrina di Marcuse?, with a Preface by Armando Plebe (Borla Editore, Torino 1969).
    • Review: Paul Piccone, “Jurgen Habermas ed., ‘Antworten auf Marcuse’; Jean-Michel Palmier, ‘Presentation de Marcuse’; Tito Perlini, ‘Che cosa ha veramente detto Marcuse’; Dieter Ulle and N. Motroshlova et al., ‘E’ rivoluzionaria la dottrina di Marcuse?’,” Telos 3 (Spring 1969). (excerpt)
  • 1969: Iu A. Zamoshkin and N.V. Motroshilova, "Is Marcuse's "Critical Theory of Society" Critical?" in: Soviet Studies in Philosophy 8:1(1969), 45-66. (doi)
    Also in: Soviet Review 11:1(1970), 3-24. (
    • Abstract: In the years since World War II, the social critic has become a rather popular figure in the West. The demand for critical theories of society is readily explainable where the contradictions of social development take the form of sharp paradoxes recognized by the broad public. It may be assumed that interest in critical concepts of society will increase. People who recognize themselves as cogs without rights in the system of bureaucratic organization of state-supported monopoly capitalism, who react acutely to the threat of social catastrophes (e.g., war, militarism, fascism), endow such concepts with the halo of humanism if only because they often find in them their own moods, given shape and seemingly elevated to the level of general social protest. These feelings represent a concrete dissatisfaction with the present situation, and the sense that the society in which they live is in crisis.

1970 (back to top)

  • 1970: Kritik und Interpretation der kritischen Theorie: über Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Benjamin, Habermas. - Cuba-Lichtenstein: T.W.A. Repr.-Ed., 1970. - 381 S. [see also 1975]
  • 1970: Edward Andrew, "Work and Freedom in Marcuse and Marx," in: Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique 3:2 (June 1970), pp. 241-256. (pdf) [see 1971 William Leiss: notes on this article, with response by Andrew, below]
  • 1970 Spanish: A. Oriol Anguera, Para Entender a Marcuse: Antropología De La Juventud. Q̂ué Es El Hombre (México: Editorial F. Trillas, 1970). bib. pp. 101-102. SRLF B945.M2984 O75
  • 1970: Hans-Dieter Bahr, Kritik der politischen Technologie: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Herbert Marcuse und Jürgen Habermas (Frankfurt: EVA; Wien: Europa-Verl., 1970), 107 p
  • 1970 Spanish: Bedoya, Javier Martinez de, Marcuse y el socialismo: el socialismo imposible (Madrid: Paraninfo, 1970
  • 1970 Russian: Batalov, Eduard IAkovlevich, Pokhod Markuze protiv marksizma (1970), 141 p.
  • 1970: Paul Breines (ed.), Critical interruptions: New left perspectives on Herbert Marcuse (New York: Herder and Herder,1970), 188p
    • includes: J.J. Shapiro, "One-Dimensionality: The Universal Semiotic of Technological Experience"
  • 1970: cover of Sept. 1970 PlayboyMichael G. Horowitz, "Portrait of the Marxist as an Old Trouper," Playboy (Sept. 1970)
  • 1970: L. Coletti, "Von Hegel zu Marcuse," in: Alternative 72/73(1970), 129-149
    • originally in: Ideologia e Società, 1969
    • in: From Rousseau to Lenin: Studies in Ideology and Society, translated by John Merrington and Judith White (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972), pp. 111-140.
      on-line at
  • 1970: Mitchell Franklin, “The Irony of the Beautiful Soul of Herbert Marcuse,” Telos 6 (Fall 1970). (abstract)
  • 1970: Bernard Glaser (Hamburg), "Arbeit und Freiheit bei Herbert Marcuse," in: Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 24:4 (Okt/Dez 1970), 589-596 (pdf)
  • 1970 Danish: Jens Glebe Møller, Herbert Marcuse: Studenteroprørets filsof (København: Gad, 1970), 147 p.
  • 1970 French: Lucien Goldmann, Marxisme et sciences humaines (Paris: Gallimard,1970), 377 p. Voir le chapitre: "Réflexions sur la pensée de Herbert Marcuse," pp.259-287, publié aussi in La Nef, Paris. N. 36 janvier-mars 1969.
  • 1970: Johannes Henrich v. Heiseler, Robert Steigewald, Josef Schleifstein (eds.), Die "Frankfurter Schule" im Lichte des Marxismus. Zur Kritik der Philosophie und Soziologie von Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Habermas (Frankfurt: Marxistische Blätter, 1970), 184p
    • Materialien einer wissenschaftlichen Tagung aus Anlass des 100. Geburtstages von W.I. Lenin, veranst. vom Institut fuer Marxistische Studien und Forschungen (IMSF) am 21. und 22. Febr. 1970 in Frankfurt/M.
  • 1970: Jack Jones, "Herbert Marcuse and the cunning of revolution: the shipwreck of totalitarian thought," in: Michigan Quarterly Review 9:2(1970)2
  • 1970: Gerd-Klaus Kaltenbrunner, "Vorbild oder Verführer? Über den politischen Einfluß der Philosophie Herbert Marcuses," in: Wort und Wahrheit, Freiburg/Br., 25 (1970), S. 46-59
  • 1970: George Kateb, "The Political Thought of Herbert Marcuse," Commentary 49:1 (Jan. 1970), 48-63 (pdf)
  • 1970 Dutch: W.N.A. Klever, "Die Kultuurfilosofie van Herbert Marcuse," in: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 32:1 (March 1970), pp. 72-85. (pdf)
  • 1970: Jean Laplanche, Marcuse und die Psychoanalyse aus dem Franz. uebers. v. H. J. Grune (Berlin: Merve Verlag, 1970), 44 S.
  • 1970 Italian: Guglielmo Levi, Natura e cultura ed altri saggi. Con prefazione di Giuseppe Flores D'Arcais ... (Padova: Liviana, 1970), 144 p.
  • 1970 Spanish: Miguel C. Lombardi, Herbert Marcuse o la filosofía de la negación total (Buenos Aires: Ediciones Sílaba, 1970), 154 p.
  • 1970: W.A.P. Luck, "Schach dem eindimensionalen Marcuse! Anmerkungen zu einem neuen Buch," in: Physikalische Blätter 26:4 (April 1970), 180–183. (4 page pdf)
    • Luck was Privatdozent in Ludwigshafen, and "Mitbegrunder des Baiersbronner Kreises und der Gesellschaft fur die Verantwortung in der Wissenschaft."
  • 1970: Alasdair C. MacIntyre, review of Alford 1970Herbert Marcuse: An Exposition and a Polemic (London, Fontana, 1970; New York, Viking, 1970), 114 p. amazon $3 used
    • French: Paris: Seghers, 1970
    • German: (München: Dt. Taschenbuch-Verl., 1971), 126 S.
    • reviewed by W.M. Truitt in: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 29, No. 4 (Summer, 1971), p. 569 [Jstore]
    • Review: Robin Blackburn, “Alasdair MacIntyre, ‘Marcuse: An Exposition and Polemic’,” Telos 6 (Fall 1970). (abstract)
  • 1970: Robert W. Marks, The Meaning of Marcuse (New York: Ballantine, 1970), 147 p.
  • 1970 Spanish: Javier Martínez de Bedoya, Marcuse y el socialismo: El socialismo imposible (Madrid, Paraninfo, 1970), 383 p
  • 1970: Wilhelm Maurer (1900-), Autorität in Freiheit; zu Marcuses Angriff auf Luthers Freiheitslehre (Stuttgart: Calwer Velrag, 1970), 31 p.
  • 1970: Francis J. McVeigh, Comparative analysis of Ortega y Gasset's and Herbert Marcuse's theories of social change (1970), x, 328 Bl.
  • 1970 French: André Nicolas, Herbert Marcuse; ou, la quête d'un univers transprométhéen. Présentation, biographie, bibliographie (Paris: Seghers, 1970), 183 p.
  • 1970: Daniel O'Hanlon, (1919-1992), Herbert Marcuse: a theological evaluation (Berkeley, 1970), 15 leaves; Series Pacific Coast Theological Society Papers. Paper read at 1970 meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Group.
  • 1970: Paul Piccone, “Herbert Marcuse’s Heidegerrian Marxism,” Telos 6 (Fall 1970). (abstract)
  • 1970: article by Power?, "On Civil Disobedience in Recent American Thought," in: American Political Science Review 64(1970) [jstor], p.36, 37 (cites Essay on Liberation "uncivil disobedience".)
  • 1970: Günter Rohrmoser, Das Elend der kritischen Theorie: Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Jürgen Habermas (Freiburg: Rombach,1970), 107 S. (UCSB B809.7 .R6)
  • 1970: Kurt L. Schell, "Extraparliamentary Opposition in Postwar Germany," in: Comparative Politics, Special Issue on the West German Election of 1969 2:4(July 1970), pp. 653-680, discusses Kultur und Gesellschaft on pp. 662, 663, 664, 669 (750k pdf)
  • 1970 Portugese: Vieira, Roberto Attila Amaral, Juventude em crise (de Sartre a Marcuse) (Rio de Janeiro: BIT Editôra, 1970), 312 p
  • 1970: Eliseo Vivas, "Marcuse on Art," Modern Age 14:2 (Spring 1970), 140-149 (pdf)
  • 1970: Eliseo Vivas, "By and On Marcuse" (reviews) Modern Age 15:1 (1971:Winter),.80-89 (pdf) review of Five Lectures and books by MacIntyre and Robert Marks.
  • 1970: Paul Walton, "From Surplus Value to Surplus Theories: Marx, Marcuse and MacIntyre," Social Research 37:4 (Winter 1970), 644-655 (pdf)
  • 1970: Jerzy Wiatr, "Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of a Lost Radicalism," in: Science & Society 34:3 (Fall 1970), pp. 319-330. (pdf) (translation by Henry F. Mins from the Polish original published in Nome Drogi, 9(1968), pp. 137-46.
  • 1970 Dutch: Sytse Ulbe Zuidema (1906-), De revolutionaire maatschappijkritiek van Herbert Marcuse (Amsterdam, Buijten & Schipperheijn, 1970), 205 p [Christian perspective series]

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  • 1971: Rolf Ahlers, "Technologie und Wissenschaft bei Heidegger und Marcuse," in: Zeitschrift fuer philosophische Forschung 25(Okt/Dez. 1971), 575-590. (pdf)
  • 1971: Dennis Altman, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation (New York, Outerbridge & Dienstfrey [distributed by Dutton], 1971; Discus books, 1973; NYU Press 1993 with a new afterword, and a preface by Jeffrey Weeks)[UCSB Andelson coll.: HQ76 .A585 1993]
    According to the glbtq Encyclopedia's Marcuse entry, "relied extensively on Marcuse's work."
  • 1971: Jóhann Páll Arnason (1940-), Von Marcuse zu Marx: Prolegomena zu einer dialektischen Anthropologie (Neuwied: Luchterhand, 1971), 268 p.
    • Originally presented as the author's thesis, Frankfurt am Main under title: Anthropologische Aspekte der kritischen Theorie
    • Bibliography: p. 267-268
  • 1971: Ronald Aronson, "Dear Herbert" (A critique of Herbert Marcuse), in: George Fisher, ed., The Revival of American Socialism (Oxford University Press, 1971).
  • 1971: Hans-Friedrich Bartig, Herbert Marcuses utopische Wirkung (Hannover: Niedersächsische Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 1971), 59 S.
  • 1971: Rolf Bauermann, Zur Kritik "kritischer Theorie" der "Frankfurter Schule": Arbeitsmaterial für die marxistisch-leninistische Weiterbildung an der Martin-Luther- Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Halle: Martin-Luther-Univ., 1971)
  • 1971: Richard Bernstein, "Herbert Marcuse: An Immanent Critique," Social Theory and Practice 1:4 (Fall 1971), 97-111 (pdf)
  • 1971 Dutch: Delfgaauw, G. Th. J., "De economie van Herbert Marcuse en zijn geestverwanten," in: Schaarste en welvaart (1971), S.19-38
  • 1971: Dieter Fassnacht, Sexualität und Politik: die Sexualethik der studentischen Linken (Frankfurt: Diesterweg, 1971), 63 S. + 1 Lehrerbegleitheft
  • 1971: Helmut Fuhrmann, "Eindimensionales und zweidimensionales Denken: Herbert Marcuse und die Tradition," in: Neue Sammlung, Seelze-Velber, 11 (1971), S. 273 - 290 [IfZ]
  • 1971: Joachim Israel, Alienation: From Marx to Modern Sociology: A Macrosocial Analysis (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1971)
  • 1971: Russell Jacoby, "Marcuse and the New Academics: A Note on Style," Telos no. 8 (Summer 1971).
  • 1971: Heinz Jansohn, Marcuse: Philosophische Grundlagen seiner Gesellschaftskritik (Bonn, Bouvier Verlag, 1971), 251 p
  • 1971: Paul Johnson, review of 3 books: Five Lectures: Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia [by Herbert]; Herbert Marcuse: An Exposition and a Polemic by Alasdair MacIntyre; The Meaning of Marcuse by Robert W. Marks, in: Ethics 81:4 (July 1971), pp. 350-356 (754k pdf)
  • 1971: Sam Keen and John Raser, "A Conversation with Herbert Marcuse: Revolutionary Eroticism, the Tactics of Terror, the Young, Psychotherapy, the Environment, Technology, Reich," in: Psychology Today 4:2(Feb. 1971), 35-40, 60-66 (scans of all 9 pages)
  • 1971: Gertraud Korf, Ausbruch aus dem "Gehäuse der Hörigkeit"? Kritik der Kulturtheorien Max Webers und Herbert Marcuses (Frankfurt/Main: Verlag Marxistische Blätter, 1971), 82 p.
  • 1971: Wilhelm Leiss, "Technological Rationality: Notes on 'Work and Freedom in Marcuse and Marx'," in: Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique 4:3(Sepr 1971), pp. 398-400. (pdf) Followed by a reply by Edward Andrew.
  • 1971: Alasdair C. MacIntyre, Herbert Marcuse (München: Dt. Taschenbuch-Verl., 1971), 126 S. [English 1970]
  • 1971: Nelli V. Motroschilowa u. J. Samoschkin, Marcuses Utopie der Antigesellschaft (Frankfurt: Verl. Marxistische Blätter, 1971), 55 S.
  • 1971: Aryeh Neier, "The First Amendment: First in Importance," in: The Crisis( Nov 1975), 356f. (full text at google books)
  • 1971: Herbert-Popper back coverGünther Scholz, Freizeit und Gesellschaft: Zur Kritik der Freizeitkonzeptionen von Max Horkheimer, Theodor W, Adorno, und Herbert Marcuse (Köln, Dt. Sporthochschule, Phil. Seminar, Diss., 1981), 177 S.
  • 1971: Martin Seliger, "Herbert Marcuse's one-dimensionality: the old style of the new left,"in Theory and politics, Haag 1971, S. 194 - 225
  • 1971: Franz Stark (ed.), Revolution oder Reform? Herbert Marcuse und Karl Popper: Eine Konfrontation (Munich: Kösel, 1971), 48 p. with illus.
    • Complete and expanded text of a TV documentary by Bavarian Broadcasting (BR)
    • scans of most pages
    • also ed. by: Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Köln (Köln: Dt. Instituts-Verl., 1971)
    • 1974 English translation: Revolution or Reform? A Confrontation. Ed. A. T. Ferguson; trans. Michael Aylward & A. T. Ferguson; intro. Frederic L. Bender; afterword to German ed., Franz Stark. Chicago: Precedent Publishing Co., 1976. Contents and excerpt of pp. 65-77 at
    • 2002 Italian translationMarcuse-Popper, 2002 Italian edition: Rivoluzione o riforme? Vent'anni dopo: Marcuse Herbert, Popper Karl R, trans by P. Massimi, (Temi del nostro tempo, 2002)
    • � 8.50 at
  • 1971: Eliseo Vivas, Contra Marcuse (New Rochelle, N.Y., Arlington House, 1971), 236 p.
    • review by George Douglas in: American Quarterly 24:3 (Aug., 1972), p. 321

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  • 1972: R. N. Berki, "Marcuse and the Crisis of the New Radicalism: From Politics to Religion?" in: The Journal of Politics 34:1 (Feb. 1972), pp. 56-92. (pdf)
  • 1972: Paul Breines (ed.), Critical Interpretations: New Left Perspectives on H. Marcuse
  • 1972: Thilo Castner, Die kritische Gesellschaftstheorie Herbert Marcuses (Nürnberg: Päd. Inst., 1972), 26 S. (Didaktischer Brief des Pädagogischen Instituts der Stadt Nürnberg 34)
  • 1972 Italian: Alfredo De Paz, La dialettica delle stetica: Saggio sul pensiero estetico di Herbert Marcuse (Bologna: Ponte nuovo, 1972), 118 p.
  • 1972 Russian: P. Fedoseev, "Razoblacenie lzerevoljucionerov - vaznaja forma idejno-teoreticeskoj bor'by," in: Rabocij klass i sovremennyj mir, vol. 7:1(1972), S.3-17
  • 1972: Robert Hoffman, "Marcuse's One-Dimensional Vision," in: Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2:1 (March 1972), 43-59. (pdf)
  • 1972: Fredric Jameson, "Herbert Marcuse: Towards A Marxist Hermeneutic," in: Salmagundi 20(Summer/Fall 1972), pp. 126-133. (pdf)
  • 1972: Richard King, The Party of Eros: Radical Social Thought and the Realm of Freedom (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1972)
    • Text partially available at
      Contents: Introduction 3
      1. The Framework of American Social Thought 10 / 2. Freud and Reich 51 / 3. Paul Goodman 78
      4. Herbert Marcuse 116
      5. Norman O. Brown 157 / 6. The New Transcendentalism 173
      Notes 195 / Bibliography 217 / Index 223
  • 1972: Dick Howard and Karl E. Klare (eds.), The Unknown Dimension: European Marxism since Lenin (New York: Basic Books, 1972.), 418 S.
  • 1972: Wilhelm Leiss, "Technological Rationality: Marcuse and his Critics," in: Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2:1 (March 1972), 31-42. (pdf)
  • 1972: Paul Mattick (1904-), Critique of Marcuse: One-dimensional Man in Class Society (London, Merlin Press, 1972)(New York, Herder and Herder, 1972), 110 p. [Mattick bio]
    First published in German in 1969 (jump up), although originally written in English.
    • Spanish: Crítica de Marcuse (Editorial Grijalbo, Barcelona, 1972)
  • 1972: Bhikhu Parekh, "Utopianism and Manicheism: A Critique of Marcuse's Theory of Revolution," in: Social Research 39:4 (Winter 1972), pp. 622-651. (pdf)
  • 1972: Richard Poirier, The aesthetics of contemporary American radicalism (Leicester, Eng.: Leicester University Press, distributed in North America by Humanities Press Inc., New York, 1972), 24 p. Series Sir George Watson lecture, delivered 16 March 1972. [UCLA]
  • 1972 Spanish: Enrique Vidal Abascal, La ciencia y la universidad socializada. Apéndice: Marcuse y los movimientos estudiantiles (Madrid, Editorial Dossat, 1972), 132 p
  • 1972 J.J. Shapiro, "The Dialectic of Theory and Practice in the Age of Technological Rationality; Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas," in: Dick Howard and Karl E. Klare (eds.), The Unknown Dimension: European Marxism since Lenin (New York: Basic Books, 1972) [UCSB: 0]
  • 1972: W. Warren Wagar, Good Tidings: The Belief in Progress from Darwin to Marcuse (Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1972), 398 p
    • review by Laurence Krader (FU Berlin) in American Anthropologist (June 1975), 351f.
    • Contents and first pages of chapters available at (pay for additional access)

      Acknowledgments ix
      Part One / The Belief in Progress
      1.Definitions 3
      2.Origins 11

      Part Two / Sons and Heirs,1880-1914
      3.La Belle époque 23
      4.The Cult of Science 29
      5.The Will to Power 55
      6.The Theology of Progress 81
      7.Progress and Politics 104

      Part Three / Progress on Trial
      8.The Decline of Hope 145
      9.Romanticism, Positivism, and Despair 150
      10.The Relativity of Values 174
      11.The Age of Anxiety 204

      Part Four / The Survival of Hope, 1914-1970
      12.In Defense of Modern Man 239
      13.Holy Worldliness 244
      14.Philosophies of Hope 267
      15.Science and the Human Prospect 296
      16.The Social Sciences 310
      17.The Meta-Psychology of Progress 334

      Epilogue: The Great Explosion 350
      Notes 359
      Index 391

  • 1972: Jack Woddis, New theories of revolution: A commentary on the views of Frantz Fanon, Regis Debray and Herbert Marcuse (New York: International Pubs, 1972), 415 p.

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  • 1973: Peter Clecak, Radical paradoxes: Dilemmas of the American left: 1945-1970. (New York, Harper & Row: 1973), 358 p. [UCSB:HN90.R3 C55 1973]
    • Contents: Radical paradoxes -- pt. 1. The plain Marxists: 1945-1970: The argument -- C. Wright Mills: the lone rebel -- Paul Baran: the longer view -- Paul Sweezy: the pursuit of communism -- Herbert Marcuse: from history to myth -- pt. 2. The revolution delayed: The new Left -- The future of socialism.
  • 1973: Pedro Demo, Herrschaft und Geschichte; zur politischen Gesellschaftstheorie Freyers und Marcuses (Meisenheim/Glan, Hain, 1973), 229 p.
  • 1973: Sam Girgus, "Howells and Marcuse: A Forecast of the One-Dimensional Age," in: American Quarterly 25:1 (March 1973), pp. 108-118. (pdf)
  • 1973: Martin Jay, Martin Jay, Dialectical ImaginationThe Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 (Berkeley: UC Press, 1973, 1996), 382 p.
    • amazon $20 new, $13 used
    • German: Dialektische Phantasie. Die Geschichte der Frankfurter Schule u. des Instituts für Sozialforschung, 1923-1950 (1976)
    • review by Douglas Kellner, "The Frankfurt School Revisited: A Critique of Martin Jay's The Dialectical Imagination," New German Critique 4(Winter 1973), 131-152.
  • 1973: Douglas Kellner, "Introduction to Marcuse's 'On the Philosophical Foundation of the Concept of Labor,'" Telos 16, Summer 1973, 2-8.
  • 1937: Francois H. Lapointe, "Herbert Marcuse: A Bibliographic Essay," in: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 4:2(May 1973), 191-194. (doi+image)
  • 1973: Jean Marabini, Marcuse et Mc Luhan: et la nouvelle révolution mondiale; préface de Armand Lanoux (Paris: Mame, 1973), 133 p.
  • 1973: Wolf-Dieter Marsch, Philosophie im Schatten Gottes: Bloch, Camus, Fichte, Hegel, H. Marcuse, Schleiermacher (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus Mohn, 1973), 128 p.
  • 1973: Jean-Michel Palmier, Marcuse et la nouvelle gauche (Paris: Belfond, 1973), 629 p.
  • 1973: Günter Rohrmoser, Das Elend der kritischen Theorie: Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Jürgen Habermas (Freiburg: Rombach, 3rd ed. 1973), 107 S.
  • 1973: Morton Schoolman, "Further Reflections on Work, Alienation, and Freedom in Marcuse and Marx," in: Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique 6:2 (June 1973), pp. 295-302. (pdf)
  • 1973: Robert Paul Wolff, Herbert Marcuse, One-dimensional man (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Empire State College, 1973), 12 p. Series: Empire State study modules [WorldCat: 4 counties library, ord 12/12/06]

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  • 1974: R.N. Anshen, "Authority and Power: Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse," in: Journal of Social Philosophy 5, 1974, 1-8.
  • 1974: David McLean Bethune, The politics of liberation: the political philosophy of Herbert Marcuse - 1974. - IV, 442 Bl.
  • 1974 French: Alain J. Cohen, Marcuse, le scénario freudo-marxien (Paris: Editions universitaires, 1974), 138 p.
  • 1974: , Joseph L. De Vitis, "Marcuse on Education: Social Critique and Social Control," in: Educational Theory 24:3(July 1974), 259–268. (10 page pdf)
  • 1974: John Fry (1942-), Marcuse, Dilemma and liberation: A Critical Analysis (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell international, 1974), 184 p.; thesis--Uppsala; bibliography: p. 179-184
    also: (New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1978, c1974)
  • 1974: John Francis Kavanaugh, Whole and Part in Hegel, Marx and Marcuse (1974), vii, 253 Bl.
  • 1974: Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (1909-), Leftism: from de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1974), 653 p [UCSB C571 .K79]
  • 1974: Wolfgang Kupsch (1930-), Marx, Mao, Marcuse (Hamburg: H. Reich, 1974), 52 p. Series Evangelische Zeitstimmen, 71.
  • 1974: Sidney Lipshires, Herbert Marcuse: From Marx to Freud and beyond (Cambridge, Mass., Schenkman Pub. Co., 1974), 133 p. Bibliography: p. 109-133
    • review by Ralph Underwood in: Psychoanalytic Review 65:4 (1978:Winter), 654-656 (pdf)
  • 1974: Arthur Lee Nisbet, A comparative analysis of Herbert Marcuse's and John Dewey's conceptions of freedom . - 1974. - VI, 220 Bl. (Dissertation, Philosophy Dept., State University of New York at Buffalo, advisor Marvin Zimmerman)
  • 1974: Heinz Paetzold, Neomarxistische Ästhetik (Düsseldorf: Schwann, 1974), 2 parts
    (Benjamin, Bloch, Marcuse, Adorno)
  • 1974 Italian: Carlo Sigismondi, Marcuse e la società opulenta (Rome: Cremonese, 1974), 128 pages (Uomini e problemi, 12)(UCSD/SRLF: HM101.M2694 S53)
  • 1974: Robert Paul Wolff, "Marcuse's Theory of Toleration," in: Polity 6:4 (Summer 1974), pp. 469-479. (pdf)
  • 1974 French: Peter V. Zima, L'école de Francfort: dialectique de la particularité (Paris: Ed. univ., 1974), 193 S.

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  • 1975: Joanna Adams, Social criticism and education: a descriptive and critical analysis of Herbert Marcuse's social thought with special emphasis on the concept of one-dimensionality (1975), v, 413 Bl.
  • 1975: Otto Finger, Philosophie der Revolution: Studie zur Herausbildung der marxistisch-leninistischen Theorie der Revolution als materialistisch-dialektischer Entwicklungstheorie und zur Kritik gegenrevolutionärer Ideologien der Gegenwart (Berlin: Dt. Verl. d. Wiss., 1975)
  • 1975: Oscar W. Gabriel, Herbert Marcuses Thesen zur Universalitaet der Herrschaft in der industriellen Gesellschaft: Anmerkungen zu einer Schluesselkategorie der Gesellschaftsanalyse Herbert Marcuses (Hamburg, Univ.: Diss., 1975), 609 S.
  • 1975 French: Michel Haar, L'homme unidimensionnel: Marcuse: analyse critique (Paris: Hatier, 1975), 80 p.
  • 1975: H. Stuart Hughes, The Sea Change: The Migration of Social Thought, 1930-1965 (New York, 1975), ch.4 [Jerry Z. Muller syllabus]
  • 1975: Julier, Elmar, "Die neorevisionistische Entstellung der Marxschen Staatstheorie, Mittel des Kampfes gegen den realen Sozialismus," in: Staat und Recht, Bd. 24 (1975), 4, S.621-633
  • 1975: Kritik und Interpretation der kritischen Theorie: Aufsätze über Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Benjamin, Habermas. - 1. Aufl. (Repr.[see also 1970]). - Giessen: Achenbach, 1975. - 383 S. Serie: Text + Kritik ; 4
  • 1975: Reinhart Maurer (1935-), Revolution und Kehre: Studien zum Problem gesellschaftlicher Naturbeherrschung (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1975), 237 p.
    "Die Kapitel des vorliegenden Buches sind in einem Zeitraum von fu¨nf Jahren entstanden und sind ausser dem letzten zuna¨chst einzeln erschienen. Gleichwohl sind sie von Anfang an fu¨r ihre gemeinsame Vero¨ffentlichung konzipiert worden."
  • 1975: A Dialogue on Feminism: Herbert Marcuse meets Kate Millett. [Sound recording]
    Recorded at University of California, San Diego, on April 25, 1975; program sponsored by UCSD Women's Center and University Extension Women's Programs [UCSD]
  • 1975: Linda Brown, "dialog: millett & marcuse," in: Off Our Backs 5:7 (August 1975), pp. 20-21. (pdf)
  • 1975: Mark Poster, Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser (Princeton, 1975)
    • Full text on-line at H-Net; Marcuse mentioned on pages: 7n, 43, 124n, 214, 247-48n, 257, 261, 297, 304,381,384,388
  • 1975: Christa Schwens, Braucht Kunstpädagogik eine Sinntheorie?: Konzepte ästhet. Erziehung in d. Kritik . - Ratingen, Kastellaun: Henn, 1975. - 143 S.
  • 1975: Ian Slater, "Orwell, Marcuse and the Language of Politics," in: Political Studies Volume 23, Issue 4, December 1975, Pages: 459–474. (16 page pdf)
  • 1975: Iris Ingrid Varner, The educational thought of Herbert Marcuse . - 1975. - IV, 145 Bl.
  • 1975: Craig Evan Wollner, Modernization and discourse: T. S. Eliot, B. F. Skinner and Herbert Marcuse as studies in the social foundations of intellectual history since 1890 ( Ann Arbor, Mich.: Univ. Microfilms Internat., 1975), 259 p. Univ. of New Mexico, Diss

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  • 1976: Ben Agger, "Marcuse and Habermas on New Science," in: Polity 9:2(1976), 158-181. (pdf)
  • 1976: Heinrich Beck und Arnulf Rieber, "Eros als gesellschaftliche Gewalt: Die freudo-marxistische Theorie der sozialen Revolution bei Herbert Marcuse," Persona y Derecho, 3 (1976), 13-50 (pdf)
  • 1976: William V. Coleman, Modern man and adult education: an analysis of the works of Herbert Marcuse, Peter Berger and Mary Douglas (1976), v, 255 pages.
    (Florida State University dissertation, available from University Microfilms w/ 24 pages on-line)
  • 1976: Jürgen Habermas, Technik und Wissenschaft als "Ideologie" (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1976), 169 p.
  • 1976: Hans Heinz Holz et al. (eds.), Die abenteuerliche Rebellion: B ürgerliche Protestbewegungen in der Philosophie: Stirner, Nietzsche, Sartre, Marcuse, Neue Linke (Darmstadt ; Neuwied: Luchterhand, 1976), 291 p.
  • 1976: Asha Kaushic, "Neo-Marxism, Improvised Framework of Marcuse," in: Political Science Review, 15:1(1976), 41-51
  • 1976: David Kettler, "Herbert Marcuse: The Critique of Bourgeois Civilization and its Transcendence," in: Anthony de Crespigny and Kenneth Minogue (eds.), Contemporary Political Philosophers (London: Methuen, 1976), 1-48. (searchable 26 page pdf)
    • When sending me the scan in 2010, the author wrote the following: "...a long chapter of which I am still not ashamed in a political theory primer edited by two reactionary characters [I even have a longer version ...]. Only the rarest HM cognocenti know this long article well enough to excoriate it."
    • In 2011 this book was available used on amazon for less than $10.
  • 1976: Benjamin Philip Mehrling, An Analysis of Herbert Marcuse's Social Theory with Implications of Education (1976). - VIII, 159 Bl.
  • 1976: Allen Newman, "Notes on Marcuse's Critique of Industrial Society," in: Review of Social Economy 34:2 (October 1976), pp. 173-188. (pdf) (doi)
  • 1976 Spanish: Tito Perlini, "Marcuse", Editorial Doncel, Madrid, 1976; (orig.: "Marcuse", Astrolabio Ubaldine Editore, Roma, 1976)
  • 1976 Morton Schoolman, "Marcuse's Aesthetics and the Displacement of Critical Theory," in: New German Critique 8(Spring 1976), pp. 54-79. (pdf)
  • 1976: Morton Schoolman, “Introduction to Marcuse’s ‘On the Problem of the Dialectic’,” Telos 27 (Spring 1976). (excerpt)
  • 1976: Wolfgang Trautmann, Gegenwart und Zukunft der Industriegesellschaft: Ein Vergleich der soziologischen Theorien Hans Freyers u. Herbert Marcuses (Bochum: Studienverlag Brockmeyer, 1976. - 120 S.
  • 1976 French: Eric Volant, E jeu des affranchis: Confrontation Marcuse-Moltmann, préf. de Pierre Lucier (Montréal: Fides, 1976), 367 p.

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  • 1977 (original broadcast): Marcuse and the Frankfurt School [videorecording] / BBC Worldwide Americas ; presented by Janet Hoenig ; directed by Tony Tyler (Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Princeton, N.J: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003), 1 videodisc (46 min.); BBC broadcast series title: Men of Ideas
  • 1977: Harold Bleich, The Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse (Washington: University Press of America, 1977), 305 p.
  • 1977: Stefan Breuer, Die Krise der Revolutionstheorie: negative Vergesellschaftung und Arbeitsmetaphysik bei Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Syndikat, 1977), 308p. Revision of author's dissertation (Berlin, Freie Univ.: Diss., 1976)
  • 1977 Russian: Davydov, Jurij Nikolaevic, Kritika sot?s?ial'no-filosofskikh vozzrenii Frankfurtskoi shkoly / I?U?. AN SSSR, In-t sot?s?iol. issledovanii. (Moskva: Nauka, 1977), 319 p. [German translit: Kritika sociaàlno-filosofskich vozzrenij Frankfurtskoj skoly]
  • 1977: Joyce Flory, "Implications of Herbert Marcuse's Theory of Freedom for Freedom of Speech," in Free Speech Yearbook 16(1977), 55-64. (doi)
  • 1977: John Fremstad, "Marcuse: The Dialectics of Hopelessness," in: The Western Political Quarterly 30:1 (March 1977), pp. 80-92. (pdf)
  • 1977: Gad Horowitz, Repression: basic and surplus repression in psychoanalytic theory: Freud, Reich, and Marcuse (Toronto/Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1977), 227 p.
  • 1977: Leo Kofler, Haut den Lukács: Realismus und Subjektivismus: Marcuses ästhetische Gegenrevolution (Lollar/Lahn: Verlag Andreas Achenbach, 1977), 75 p.
  • 1977: Lawrence Paul Litecky, Marcuse: Messiah and, or monster? (University of Minnesota 1977), 316 Bl.; 632 pages (google books bare bones)
  • 1977: Robert Edward Moran, Marcuse's "New man": exposition and a christian dialogue / . - 1977. - XVII, 241 Bl.
  • 1977: Surendra Munshi, "Marcuse Philosophy about the Working Class in Advanced Capitalism," in: Social Scientist 5:9(April 1977), pp. 21-32. (pdf)
  • 1977: Frederick Olafson, "Heidegger's Politics: An Interview with Herbert Marcuse," in: Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 6:1(Winter 1977), 28-40;
    • translated by P-E Jansen as "Irrtum oder Verrat an der Philosophie: Fragen an Herbert Marcuse zu Martin Heidegger," in: Befreiung Denken (1990), 99-110. (see below)
  • 1977: Ernst Friedrich Sauer (1907-), Amerikanische Philosophen: Von den Puritanern bis zu Herbert Marcuse (S[ank]t Augustin: Kersting, 1977), 190 p.
  • 1977: Volker Spülbeck, Neomarxismus und Theologie: Gesellschaftskritik in Kritischer Theorie und Politischer Theologie (Freiburg: Herder, 1977), 312 S.

1978 (back to top)

  • 1978: Rudi Dutschke, "Pfad-Finder: Herbert Marcuse und die Neue Linke," in Neues Forum, Wien, 25:297/298(1978), S. 58-65
  • 1978: Leszek Kolakowski, Main Currents of Marxism, Vol. 3 (Oxford, 1978) [Jerry Z. Muller syllabus]
  • 1978: Bryan Magee, "Marcuse and the Frankfurt School," in Magee's Men of Ideas: Some Creators of Contemporary Philosophy (London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1978), pp. 60-73. (this was a 1977 TV broadcast, repeated in 1978, see Sound & Video page; also youtube section ) (google books;
  • 1978: Myriam Miedzian Malinovich, "Herbert Marcuse in 1978: An Interview," Social Research 48:2 (Summer 1981), 362-394 (pdf)
  • 1978: Trudy Steuernagel, "Marcuse and Biotechnology," in Negations issue 3(Winter 1978). (full text at Negations website)
  • 1978: Trudy Steuernagel, "The Revitalization of Political Philosophy: Towards a Marcuse-Jung Synthesis," in: Polity 10:3 (Spring 1978), pp. 365-378. (pdf)
  • 1978 Italian: Arturo Schwarz, Conversazione con Herbert Marcuse, [a cura di] Arturo Schwarz (Milan: Multhipla, 1978), 47 p.
    • includes bibliographical references (p. 38-45)
    • Contents: "Cambiare il mondo" (Marx) - "Trasformare la vita" (Rimbaud) -- Ottimismo e pessimismo -- Sulla tolleranza -- Utopia e Realtà -- Il significato politico della psycologia -- Homo ludens: L'arte e il gioco -- Sull'amore e l'erotismo -- l'Androgino e il movimento di liberazione della donna -- Sulla morte -- Herbert Marcuse: "Sul terrorismo nella Germania Federale oggi"

1979 (back to top)

  • 1979 Ben Agger, "The Growing Relevance of Marcuse's Dialectic of Individual and Class," in: Dialectical Anthropology 4:2(July 1979), pp. 135-145. (pdf)
  • 1979 Ben Agger, "Work and Authority in Marcuse and Habermas," in: Human Studies 2:3 (July 1979), pp. 191-208. (pdf)
  • 1979: Charles Frederick Alford, The Relationship between the Philosophy of Science and the Critique of "Technocracy" in the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Jürgen Habermas (dissertation? 1979), 326 Bl.
  • 1979: Tom Bourne, "Herbert Marcuse: Grandfather of the New Left," in: Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 11:6 (Sept 1979), pp. 36-64. (pdf) (doi)
  • 1979: Margaret Cerullo, "Marcuse and Feminism," in: New German Critique No. 18 (Autumn, 1979), pp. 21, 22, 23. (pdf)
  • 1979: Raya Dunayevskaya, "In Memoriam," News & letters (Aug.-Sept. 1979), reprinted in Newsletter of International Society for the Sociology of Knowledge (Kurt Wolff, ed.), Dec. 1979. [req ill 11/07: Univ. Amsterdam]
    • cited by R.D. in her: Rosa Luxemburg, Womens's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution (New Jersey : Humanities Press, 1982; Berlin: Argument, 1998), p. 162n7. UCSB: HX273.L83 D86 1982
    • in this footnote RD says that she mentions a conversation with Herbert about the "mature Marx's" concept of "labor as the creative self-activity of humanity."
  • 1979: Jeffrey Herf, "The Critical Spirit of Herbert Marcuse," in: New German Critique No. 18 (Autumn, 1979), pp. 24-27. [pdf]. Talk on Aug. 30, 1979 at American Sociological Assoc., Boston
  • 1979: Horst Herion, Utopische Intention und eschatologische Perspektive: Marcuses Herausforderung an die christliche Sozialethik (Frankfurt: Lang, 1979), 278 S.
  • 1979: Heinrich Herlyn (1954-), Heinrich Böll und Herbert Marcuse: Literatur als Utopie (Lampertheim: Kübler, 1979), 148 p.
  • 1979: K.L. Julka, "Herbert Marcuse's Messianic Humanism: Politics of the New Left," in: Social Scientist 7:12 (July 1979), pp. 13-23. (pdf)
  • 1979: Barry M. Katz, "Praxis and Poiesis: Toward an Intellectual Biography of Herbert Marcuse," in: New German Critique no. 18 (Autumn, 1979), pp. 12-18. (pdf)
  • 1979: Douglas Kellner, "In Remembrance of Herbert Marcuse, 1898-1979," Socialist Review 47, September- October 1979, 131-133.
  • 1979: Reinhard Lettau, "Herbert Marcuse and the Vulgarity of Death," in: New German Critique No. 18 (Autumn 1979), pp. 19-20. (pdf)
  • 1979: Peter Marcuse and Erika Sherover, "An Open Letter to Friends of Herbert Marcuse," in: New German Critique, No. 18 (Autumn 1979), p. 28. (pdf)
  • 1979: Ashis Nandy, "Herbert Marcuse: Metapsychologist, Alternatives, 5:3(Oct. 1979), 394-396 (pdf) a tribute after his death
  • 1979: Portuguese, João da Penha, "Orfeu e Narciso, Heróis Marcuseanos contra a Repressão (Breves considerações sobre a filosofia de Marcuse)," in: Revista Encontros Com a Civilização Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Civilização Brasileira, 1979), pp. 125-145.
  • 1979: Karl-Heinz Sahmel, Vernunft und Sinnlichkeit: Eine kritische Einführung in das philosophische und politische Denken Herbert Marcuses (Königstein/Ts.: Forum Academicum in d. Verlagsgruppe Athenäum, Hain, Scriptor, Hanstein, 1979), 260 p. Thesis, Gesamthochschule Duisburg. Bibliography: p. 242-260.
  • 1979: Karl-Heinz Sahmel, "Ausgewählte Bibiographie der Schriften von und über Herbert Marcuse," in: Jahrbuch Arbeiterbewegung 6, 1979, 271-301.
  • 1979: Jeremy J. Shapiro, “Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979),” Telos 41 (Fall 1979). (abstract)
  • 1979: Enrique Sordo, "TRAS LA MUERTE DE HERBERT MARCUSE: Las dos muertes de Marcuse," in: El Ciervo, Año 28, No. 344 (Octobre 1979), pp. 34-35. (pdf)
  • 1979: Robert Steigerwald, cover of steuernagel 1979"Zum Tode von Herbert Marcuse," in: Marxistische Blätter, Essen, 17 (1979), S. 96 - 101.
  • 1979: Gertrude A. Steuernagel, Political Philosophy as Therapy: Marcuse Reconsidered (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979), 147 p. amazon $105 new
    • Robert G. Thobaben, Reviewed Work(s): Political Philosophy as Therapy: Marcuse Reconsidered. by Gertrude A. Steuernagel
      The Journal of Politics > Vol. 42, No. 3 (Aug., 1980), pp. 902-903
  • 1979: SUNY Theoretical Community (Authors: John Alt; Kathleen Cleary; Jamie Faricellia; Frank Hearn; Cathleen Kattau; Colleen Kattau; Jeffrey Lashbrook; John Marciano; Annette Sassi; Gerald Surette; Robert Weaver), "Doing Critical Theory," [review of: Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm; One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse; Haven in a Heartless World by Christopher Lasch; Social Amnesia by Russell Jacoby], in: Teaching Sociology 7:1(Oct., 1979), pp. 89-98. (223k pdf)[pages 89, 90, 92, 93, 97]

1980 (back to top)

  • 1980: Iring Fetscher, "Phänomenologie und Historischer Materialismus: Herbert Marcuses philosophische Anfänge," in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Fernausgabe, Nr. 72 (1980) 27. März [HAB Weimar]
  • 1980: David Held, Introduction to Critical Theory: From Horkheimer to Habermas (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980), 511 p.
  • 1980: Barry Katz, Praxis and Poiesis: An Intellectual Biography of Herbert Marcuse (Thesis--University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980), viii, 301 leaves; typescript..
  • 1980: Michael Lšwy, "Marcuse and Benjamin: The Romantic Dimension," Telos 44 (Summer 1980). (abstract)
  • 1980: Timothy W. Luke, "Marcuse's emancipatory politics," microform, prepared for delivery at the 1980 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-31, 1980, 52 p. American Political Science Association. Proceedings (76th) [UCB]
  • 1980: Herbert Schnädelbach (Hamburg), "Betrachtung eines Unzeitgemässen: Zum Gedenken an Herbert Marcuse," Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 34:4(Okt./Dez.1980), 621-624 (pdf)
  • 1980: Morton Schoolman, The Imaginary Witness: The Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse (New York: Free Press; London: Collier Macmillan, c1980), 399 p; bibliography: 359-393.
    • amazon $6 used
    • review by John Stewart in American Journal of Sociology (June 1983), 826f. (826, 827a, 827b, 828)
    • review by Douglas Kellner in New German Critique No. 26, Critical Theory and Modernity (Spring, 1982), pp. 185-201 [jstor]
    • review by Paul T. Durbin in Technology and Culture Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul., 1983), pp. 550-553 [jstor](pdf)
    • review by Robert J. Antonio in Contemporary Sociology Vol. 11, No. 6 (Nov., 1982), pp. 774-776 [jstor]
    • review by Stephen Eric Bronner in Political Theory Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb., 1982), pp. 145-148 [jstor]
    • Review: John Bokina, “Morton Schoolman, ‘The Imaginary Witness: The Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse’; Barry Katz, ‘Herbert Marcuse and the Art of Liberation: An Intellectual Biography’,” Telos 56 (Summer 1983). abstract
  • 1980 French: Jean-Paul Thomas, Libération instinctuelle, libération politique: contribution fouriériste a` Marcuse; préf. de René Schére (Paris: Le Sycomore, 1980), 232 p

1981 (back to top)

  • 1981: C. Fred Alford, “Herbert Marcuse, ‘The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics’,” Telos 48 (Summer 1981). (abstract)
  • 1981: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Beilage zu Das Parlament), B50/81(12 Dec. 1981): special issue on the Frankfurt School and critical theory:
    • Standinger, Hugo, "Die positive Bedeutung der Frankfurter Schule für die Überwindung der Krise unserer Zeit."
    • Heimann, Horst, "Der Beitrag der kritischen Theorie zur Auslösung der Krise unserer Zeit."
    • Lenk, H. and R. SimonßSchaefer, "Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Praxis: Zur Kritik der 'Kritischen Theorie'."
  • 1981: Mario Alberto Carrera, Freud, Marcuse, Fromm, Reich, Proust, Wilde, Ortega y Gasset, Nietzsche, Beckett y otros-- vrs. Carrera: selección de sus mejores series de columnas de "El gráfico" (Guatemala: Editorial RIN, 1981), 219 p. [limited edition, 500 copies, UCI]
  • 1981: Detlef Claussen (ed.), Claussen 1981, table of contentsClaussen, Spuren der Befreiung, 1981Spuren der Befreiung: Herbert Marcuse: ein Materialienbuch zur Einführung in sein politisches Denken, mit Beiträgen von Lothar Baier [et al.] (Darmstadt/Neuwied: Luchterhand, 1981), 276 p.
    • google books preview
    • Claussen, Spuren book page; book includes
    • Bruno Schoch, "Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Wahrheit"
    • "Johann Schülein, "Jenseits des Leistungsprinzips: Marcuse und Freud"
    • Lothar Baier, "Das Unbehagen der affirmativen Kultur"
    • Xenia Rajewsky, "Die zweite Natur: Feminismus als weibliche Negation?"
    • Herbert Marcuse, "Marxismus und Feminismus," revised version of a lecture held on March 7, 1974 at the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. [in: Zeit-Messungen]
  • 1981 Spanish: Danilo Cruz Vélez, De Hegel a Marcuse (Valencia, Venezuela: OLIJS, Universidad de Carabobo, 1981), 278 p.
  • 1981: George Friedman, The Political Philosophy of the Frankfurt School (Ithaca, N.Y. & London: Cornell University Press, 1981).
  • 1981: Vincent Geoghegan, Reason and Eros: The Social Theory of Herbert Marcuse (London: Pluto, 1981), 122 p.
    • Review: Paul Breines, “Vincent Geoghegan, ‘Reason and Eros: The Social Theory of Herbert Marcuse’,” Telos 49 (Fall 1981). (abstract)
  • 1981: Jürgen Habermas, Philosophisch-politische Profile, 1981, 253-335
  • 1981: Larry Hartwick, "On The Aesthetic Dimension: A Conversation with Herbert Marcuse," in: Contemporary Literature 22:4( Fall 1981), pp. 416-424. (pdf)
    "This interview, conducted in 1978, originally appeared in a locally distributed publication at the University of California, San Diego." (citation courtesy of Ralph Dumain, 2/06)
  • 1981: Hans-Dieter König, Libido und appetitus: triebtheoret. Grundrisse e. marxist. Psychoanalyse (Bochum: Germinal-Verlag, 1981), 489 S., graph. Darst. (Bochum, Univ.: Diss., 1980)
  • 1981: Myriam Miedzian Malinovich, "Herbert Marcuse in 1978: An Interview," in: Social Research 48:2(Summer 1981), 362-394. (pdf)[ title link to full text at the author's website]
  • 1981: Robert E. Moran, Marcuse's "New man": Exposition and a Christian dialogue (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Univ. Microfilms Internat., 1981), 273 S. ( Saint Louis, Univ., Diss., 1977)
  • 1981: Karl-Heinz Sahmel, Vernunft und Sinnlichkeit: eine kritische Einführung in das philosophische und politische Denken Herbert Marcuses (Königstein: Forum Academicum in der Verl.-Gruppe Athenäum, 1979), 260 S.
  • 1981: Günther Scholz, Freizeit und Gesellschaft: zur Kritik der Freizeitkonzeptionen von Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno u. Herbert Marcuse (Köln, Dt. Sporthochsch., Diss. A, 1981), 177 S.
  • 1981: L. Zahn, "Herbert Marcuse: Die Utopie der Glücklichen Vernunft," in: Josef Speck (ed.), Grundprobleme der grossen Phlosophen IV: Weber, Buber, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Habermas (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1981), 267 S., 186 ff. [2nd, corrected ed, 1991]

1982 (back to top)

  • 1982: Ben Agger, "Marcuse's Freudian Marxism," in: Dialectical Anthropology 6:4(June 1982), pp. 319-336. (pdf)
  • 1982 Italian: Laura Bovone, "Liberta e Utopia In Marcuse e Dahrendorf," in: Studi di Sociologia, Anno 20, Fasc. 3/4 (luglio-dicembre 1982), pp. 273-296. (pdf)
  • 1982: John Burrill, Marcuse and Freedom (Stockholm: Stockholms Universitet, Avdelningen för idéhistoria, 1982), 27 leaves.
  • 1982: Martin Jay, "Anamnestic Totalization: Reflections on Marcuse's Theory of Remembrance," in: Theory and Society 11:1 (Jan. 1982), pp. 1-15. (pdf)
  • 1982: Barry Katz (1950-), Herbert Marcuse and the Art of Liberation: An Intellectual Biography (London: Verso; New York: Schocken Books, 1982), 234 p
    • pp. 84-89 about Herbert's emigration 1933 & contact with Institut fuer Sozialforschung: mid-January 1933 to Zurich, then to Geneva, then in July 1934 to New York.
    • reviewed by C. Fred Alford in: The Journal of Politics Vol. 46, No. 3 (Aug., 1984), pp. 981, 982, 983
    • Review: John Bokina, “Morton Schoolman, ‘The Imaginary Witness: The Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse’; Barry Katz, ‘Herbert Marcuse and the Art of Liberation: An Intellectual Biography’,” Telos 56 (Summer 1983). abstract
    • Review: Douglas Kellner, “Barry Katz, ‘Herbert Marcuse and the Art of Liberation’,” Telos 56 (Summer 1983). abstract
  • 1982: David Kettler, "A Note on the Aesthetic Dimension in Marcuse's Social Theory," in: Political Theory 10:2 (May 1982), pp. 267-275. (pdf)
  • 1982: Colin Lyas, "Herbert Marcuse's Criticism of 'Linguistic' Philosophy," in: Philosophical Investigations 5:3(July 1982), 166–189. (24 page pdf)
  • 1982: Myriam Miedzian Malinovich, "On Herbert Marcuse and the Concept of Psychological Freedom," in: Social Research 49:1(Spring 1982). [full text at the author's website; see also her personal reminiscence](pdf)
  • 1982: Alfons Söllner (ed.), Zur Archäologie der Demokratie in Deutschland: Analysen politischer Emigranten im amerikanischen Geheimdienst; aus dem Amerikanischen übersetzt von Sabine Gwinner, Manfred Paul Buddeberg und Niko Hansen (Frankfurt: Europäische Verlagsanstalt, 1982)(Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1986) text excerpts
  • 1982: Egon Viesel (1938-), Gesellschaftstheorie, Sprachanalyse und Ideologiekritik: die Funktion der Sprache in der kritischen Theorie bei H. Marcuse (Thesis (doctoral)--Eberhard-Karls-Universität,Tübingen, 1982.), 327 p.; bibliography: p. 302-327.
  • 1982: Janet Woollacott, 'Messages and Meanings', in Michael Gurevitch, Tony Bennett, James Curran and Janet Woollacott (eds.), Culture, Society and the Media (Methuen, 1982), Part 1 'Class, Ideology and the Media' [from Bob Trubshaw 2003 website].

1983 (back to top)

  • 1983: Akard, Patrick, "The Theory-Praxis Nexus in Marcuse's Critical Theory," in: Dialectical Anthropology (Amsterdam), 8:3(December 1983), pp 207-215. (pdf)
  • 1983: Rudi Dutschke, Die Revolte: Wurzeln und Spuren eines Aufbruchs (Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1983)
  • 1983 Spanish: José Jiménez, La estética como utopía antropológica: Bloch y Marcuse (Madrid: Tecnos, 1983), 192 S.
  • 1983: Bernhard Maleck, Herbert Marcuse - Leben und Werk: e. biograph.-histor. Unters. ; e. Beitr. zur Auseinandersetzung mit spätbürgerl. Kulturkritik (Halle, Univ., Philos. Fak., Diss. A, 1983), 211 Bl.
  • 1983 Spanish: Diego Sabiote Navarro, El problema del humanismo en Erich Fromm y Herbert Marcuse: una confrontación (Salamanca: Univ. Pontificia, 1983), 349 S.
  • 1983: Peter Prechtl, Bedürfnisstruktur und Gesellschaft: die Problematik der Vermittlung von Bedürfnis des Menschen und gesellschaftlicher Versagung bei Gehlen, Fromm und Marcuse (Würzburg: Königshausen + Neumann, 1983)
    • Studien zur Anthropologie, Bd. 3
    • Revision of the author's thesis (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, 1981
    • Bibliography: p. 189-195.
  • 1983: Lewis Pyenson, Neohumanism and the persistence of pure mathematics in Wilhelmian Germany (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1983), 136 p. (Memoir, about math teaching)
  • 1983: Martin Sardy, Kapita Selekta Masalah Filsafat (Bandung: Penerbit Alumni, 1983)

1984 (back to top)

  • 1984: Ulrich Gmünder, Aesthetik, Wunsch, Alltaeglichkeit: das Alltagsästhetische als Fluchtpunkt der Ästhetik Herbert Marcuses (Munich: Fink, 1984), 134 S. (Konstanz Univ.: Diss., 1981)
    • Review by Russell Berman in The German Quarterly Vol. 59, No. 1 (Winter, 1986), pp. 121-122.
  • 1984: Richard Kearney, Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers: The Phenomenological Heritage (Manchester: Manchester Univ. Pr., 1984), 133 p.
    (Derrida, Jacques; Breton, Stanislas; Marcuse, Herbert; Lévinas, Emmanuel; Ricoeur, Paul)
  • 1984: Douglas Kellner (1943-), Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism (University of California Press, 1984), 505 pages.
    • Review by Philip Thody in Journal of European Studies 15:4(Dec. 1985), 295f (pdf)
    • Review by Barry M. Katz, “Douglas Kellner, ‘Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism’,” Telos 63 (Spring 1985). Abstract at Telos website.
  • 1984 East German : Gerd Kleinstück, Das Menschenbild des ethischen Sozialismus: Dargestellt an der Theorie Herbert Marcuses (Berlin, Humboldt-Univ., Gesellschaftswiss. Fak., Diss. A, 1984), 150 Bl.
  • 1984: Jeremy J. Shapiro, 1984: "Herbert Marcuse and Radical Therapy," in: Issues in Radical Therapy 10:4(1984)
  • 1984: Alfons Sollner, “Leftist Students and the Conservative Revolution: Neumann, Kirchheimer and Marcuse,” Telos 61 (Fall 1984). Telos website
  • 1984: Li Zhongshang, Die Marx-Rezeption des frühen Marcuse (Aachen: Rader, 1984)

1985 (back to top)

  • 1985: Wolfgang Abendroth, Die Aktualität der Arbeiterbewegung: Beitrag zu ihrer Theorie und Geschichte (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1985), 225 S.
  • 1985: Fred C. Alford, Science and the revenge of nature: Marcuse & Habermas (Gainesville, FL: University Presses of Florida, 1985), 226 p
    • Contents and first pages of chapters available at (pay for additional access)
      Preface ix
      1. The Issues Involved 1
      2. Freedom and Labor in Marcuse's Early Works 21
      3. The Ground of Absolute Freedom in Eros 37
      4. Marcuse's New Science and Its Dissolution in Freedom 49
      5. Habermas: Science and Survival 69
      6. Habermas' Early Studies of Science and the Emergence of Language 88
      7. Epistemology or Politics? 106
      8. Habermas' New Science 119
      9. Conclusion: Reconciliation with Nature or New Categories of Experience? 139
      Notes 179  Works Cited 199  Index 211

  • 1985: Ross Fitzgerald, " Human Needs and Politics: The Ideas of Christian Bay and Herbert Marcuse," in: Political Psychology 6:1(March 1985), pp. 87-108. (pdf)
    • This article demonstrates the way in which a notion of "human needs" is pivotal to the political theory of Christian Bay and Herbert Marcuse. Although Bay distinguishes "needs" from "wants, desires and demands" while Marcuse differentiates "true" from "false" needs, both theorists con- nect prescriptions about what ought to be done in politics with what they regard as empirical statements about the (true/real/authentic) needs of hu- man beings as individuals and as members of groups and politics. The arti- cle also demonstrates how the notion of "need" itself coalesces "is" and "ought" and argues how a politics based on a theory of human needs has dangerous authoritarian implications and involves a denial of individual freedom.
  • 1985: Günter J. Friesenhahn (1955-), Kritische Theorie und Pädagogik: Horkheimer, Adorno, Fromm, Marcuse, mit einem Vorwort von Paul Ascher (Berlin: Express, 1985), 186p.
  • 1985: Gerhard Gamm, Angesichts objektiver Verblendung: Über die Paradoxien Kritischer Theorie (Tübingen: Konkursbuchverlag, 1985)
  • 1985: Ulrich Gmünder, Kritische Theorie: Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Habermas (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1985), 150 p.
  • 1985 Spanish: Daniel Innerarity, "Dialéctica de la liberación. La utopía social de Herbert Marcuse, Anuario filosófico, 18:2 (1985), 109-127 (pdf)
  • 1985 French: Dominque Janicaud, "Critique de la rationalite marcusienne," in: Philosophie contemporaine: Arendt, Bataille, Deleuze, Heidegger, Klossowski, Levinas, Marcuse, La nouvelle communication, Sartre, Eric Weil (Publications de la Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines de Nice) (Paris: Diffusion, Les Belles Lettres, 1985), 191 p.; pp. 29-35.
  • 1985: Jacob Klapwijk, Philosophien im Widerstreit: Zur Philosophie von Dilthey, Heidegger, James, Wittgenstein und Marcuse (Asslar: Schulte + Gerth, c1985), 93 p.
  • 1985: Erhard Koch, Eros und Gewalt: Untersuchungen zum Freiheitsbegriff bei Herbert Marcuse (Würzburg: Königshausen + Neumann, 1985), 247 p. (Würzburg, Univ., Diss., 1985)
  • 1985: Berthold Langerbein, Roman und Revolte: zur Grundlegung der ästhetischen Theorie Herbert Marcuses und ihrer Stellung in seinem politisch-anthropologischen Denken (Pfaffenweiler: Centaurus, 1985), 115 p. ibliography: p. 111-115
  • 1985: Peter Lind, Marcuse and Freedom (London: Croom Helm, 1985), 305 p.
  • 1985: Timothy J. Lukes, The Flight into Inwardness: An Exposition and Critique of Herbert Marcuse's Theory of Liberative Aesthetics (Selinsgrove: Susquehanna Univ. Pr., 1985), 178 p.
    • review: John Bokina, “Timothy J. Lukes, ‘The Flight into Inwardness: An Exposition and Critique of Herbert Marcuse’s Theory of Liberative Aesthetics’ & C. Fred Alford, ‘Science and the Revenge of Nature: Marcuse and Habermas’,” Telos 68 (Summer 1986). abstract on Telos website
  • 1985: Lee Ann Osbun, The problem of participation: a radical critique of contemporary democratic theory Roth 1985: Rebellische Subjektivitaet(Lanham: University Press of America, 1985), 138 p.
  • 1985: Roland Roth, Rebellische Subjektivität: Herbert Marcuse und die neuen Protestbewegungen (Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 1985), 338 p.
  • 1985 Spanish: José Taberner Guasp and Catalina Rojas Moreno, Marcuse, Fromm, Reich: el freudomarxismo (Madrid: Ed. Cincel, 1985), 199 S.: Ill.

1986 (back to top)

  • 1986: Axel Honneth, Albrecht Wellmer (eds.), Die Frankfurter Schule und die Folgen: Referate eines Symposiums der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung vom 10.-15. Dezember 1984 in Ludwigsburg, 1986
  • 1986: Alain Martineau (1940-), Herbert Marcuse's Utopia; translated by Jane Brierley (Montreal: Harvest House, 1986), 156 p.
    • review by C. Fred Alford in Contemporary Sociology Vol. 17, No. 2 (Mar., 1988), pp. 264-265 [jstor]
  • 1986: Horst Müller, "Das Frankfurter Institut im Exil. Horkheimer und Marcuse," in: Praxis und Hoffnung: Studien zur Philosophie und Wissenschaft gesellschaftlicher Praxis von Marx bis Bloch und Lefebvre, S. 45-51. (Bochum: Germinal Verlag, 1986).
  • 1986: John Rickert, "The Fromm-Marcuse Debate Revisited," in: Theory and Society15:3 (May 1986), pp. 351-400. (pdf)
  • 1986 French: André Vachet, Marcuse, la révolution radicale et le nouveau socialisme: essai de synthèse (Ottawa: Editions de l'Université d'Ottawa, 1986), 229 p.
  • 1986: wiggershaus, frankfurter schuleRolf Wiggershaus (1944-), Die Frankfurter Schule: Geschichte - Theoretische Entwicklung - Politische Bedeutung (Munich: Hanser, 1987), 795p; Bibliography: p. 734-783: s. bes. S. 759-761, 766-783.
    English 1995: The Frankfurt School: Its History, Theories, and Political Significance; translated by Michael Robertson (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1994) [UCSB: HM24 .W4861 1994]
  • 1986: Uri Zilbersheid,Die Marxsche Idee der Aufhebung der Arbeit und ihre Rezeption bei Fromm und Marcuse (Frankfurt/New York: P. Lang, 1986), 155 p.

1987 (back to top)

  • 1987: Ben Agger, "Marcuse's Aesthetic Politics: Ideology-Critique and Socialist Ontology," in: Dialectical Anthropology 12:3(1987), pp. 329-341. (pdf)
  • 1987: Alexander, Jeffrey C. (1947-), Twenty Lectures: Sociological Theory since World War II (New York: Columbia University Press,, 1987), 393 pages.
    • Lect. 18. Marxism (1): the legacy and the revival -- l
      Lect. 19. Marxism (2): the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse -- l
      Lect. 20. Sociological theory today.
  • 1987: Hauke Brunkhorst, Gertrud Koch, Herbert Marcuse zur Einführung (Hamburg: Edition SOAK im Junius Verlag, 1987), 139 p. SOAK-Einführungen; Bibliography: p. 121-136
  • 1987: John R. Kelly, "Possessing Leisure: VEblen and Marcuse Reconsidered," in: World Leisure and Recreation 29:3(1987), 12-16. (doi)
    • Abstract: Thorstein Veblen presented leisure as an economic symbol of social status. Herbert Marcuse argued that leisure is part of the one-dimensionality of alienated life defined in terms of possessions and market participation. Together, their analyses underly the neo-Marxist theme of “commodification” in which leisure is seen as having been truncated to acts of individual consumption in time earned through economic compliance. Free and self-determinative action is reduced to choices of products and packaged experiences. Leisure as earned time and purchasing power is one aspect of buying into the capitalist system designed to protect and reward investment capital first. Such alienated leisure is compared to concepts of leisure as action and creative freedom. However, research into what most people actually do and the meanings they ascribe to their activity suggests that neither the commodification critique nor the creative ideal adequately explain the diversity of contemporary leisure. Neither, on the other hand, is without analytical merit. The differences are partly based on perspectives. Each approach asks different questions. Veblen and Marcuse are probably both right… and incomplete. Another metaphor is offered to augment the themes of status symbolism and repressive commodification. Evidence for any perspective, however, is incomplete.
  • 1987: Sang-Wha Lee, Konkrete Philosophie und Kritische Theorie der Gesellschaft: eine Untersuchung über die Sozialphilosophie und die Kritische Theorie Herbert Marcuses (Tübingen Univ.: Diss., 1987), 401 S.
  • 1987: Marte-Bettina Partsch, Entfremdung und Revolution: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit den Quellen und Grundpositionen der Gesellschaftstheorie Herbert Marcuses (Halle, Univ., Philos. Fak., Diss. A, 1987), 241 Bl., Anh ; Anmerkungen: Nicht für den Austausch
  • 1987: Robert Pippin, Pippin, Feenberg, Webel coverAndrew Feenberg, and Charles P. Webel et al, Marcuse: Critical Theory and the Promise of Utopia, (Bergin & Garvey, 1987).
    • amazon $20 used
    • 169-188: Douglas Kellner, "Herbert Marcuse's Reconstruction of Marxism".
    • review by Dennis Smith in The British Journal of Sociology Vol. 40, No. 1 (Mar., 1989), pp. 173-174.

  • 1987: J. Mark Thomas (1937-), Ethics and Technoculture (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, c1987), 305 p.
  • 1987: Eric Wainwright, "Herbert Marcuse: Freedom and Dialectic," Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 14:2(1987), 36-56. (doi)
    • Abstract: This article is mainly concerned with the analysis and evaluation of Marcuse's conceptualisation of freedom. Marcuse differentiates between the realm of freedom and freedom itself — which exists independently of the realm of freedom. The point is made that freedom from want is the substance of all other forms of freedom. The article subsequently focuses on the theoretical and practical considerations of Marcuse's dialectic, followed by a consideration of the factors that limit the possibilities for the attainment of freedom. Man's movement to freedom, a new genesis for all men, is symbolised in the end of alienation. The article concludes with some points of criticism on Marcuse's use of the dialectic, his belief in the power of destruction, and his idea of conversion.

1988 (back to top)

  • 1988 "Marcuse's One-Dimensionality: Ideological and Socio-Historical Context," in: Dialectical Anthropology 13:4(1988), 315-329. (pdf)
  • 1988: Heinz Ludwig Arnold (ed.), Herbert Marcuse (Munich: Ed. Text + Kritik, 1988), 123 pages, bib pages 97-120. (SRLF B945.M2984 H47 1988)
  • 1988 Spanish: Bolivar Meza, Rosendo, Tendencias actuales de la izquierda en México:El hombre unidimensional y la teoría crítica de Herbert Marcuse (Iztapalapa, México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, Departamento de Filosofía, División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, 1988), 89 p. [UCB]
  • 1988: Edward Hoffman, Thumbnail of Edward Hoffman's biography of Abraham Maslow, entitles "The Right to Be Human"The Right to Be Human: A Biography of Abraham Maslow (Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher; New York: St. Martin's, 1988: revised and updated edition, McGraw-Hill, 1999).
    • The index lists pp. 192, 193f as references to Marcuse.
      In Jan. 2003 a researcher wrote the following in an inquiry to this web page:
      "A key management thinker in the 50s and 60s was Abraham Maslow, who was at Brandeis with Herbert Marcuse, and also with Frank Manuel. Maslow's journals are full of critical references to Herbert, and ambivalent to Frank whom he sees as "betraying" him at the time of Herbert's departure to San Diego (but Manuel remained a friend, and delivered a eulogy at Maslow's funeral). Maslow's biography describes Herbert's leaving of Brandeis (or non-renewal of contract) as a political act by its president, and Manuel's departure, along with others as one of solidarity with Marcuse. But then I see that later Manuel is professor emeritus at Brandeis, ..."
  • 1988: Heinz Jansohn [et al.], Herbert Marcuse (Munich: Edition Text + Kritik, 1988), 123 p.; bibliography: p. 97-120.
  • 1988: Joan Nordquist, Herbert Marcuse: A Bibliography (Santa Cruz, Calif.: Reference and Research Services, 1988), 60p. [updated edition 2000] (searchable pdf of 2000 ed.)
    • Contents: Introduction to social theory: a bibliographic series -- Introduction to bibliography no. 9: Herbert Marcuse -- Books by Herbert Marcuse -- Essays by Herbert Marcuse -- Books about Herbert Marcuse -- Articles about Herbert Marcuse
  • 1988: Robert B. Pippin, Andrew Feenberg, Charles Webel (eds.), Marcuse: Critical Theory and the Promise of Utopia (Basingstoke: MacMillan Education, 1988; South Hadley, MA: Bergin & Garvey, 1988), 274 S.
    • contains Frederick Olafson, "Heidegger's Politics: An Interview," p. 99.
  • 1988: Michael Walzer, The company of critics: Ssocial criticism and political commitment in the twentieth century (New York: Basic Books,1988), 260 p.
    • Contents: Introduction: The practice of social criticism -- Julien Benda and intellectual treason -- The war and Randolph Bourne -- Martin Buber's search for Zion -- Antonio Gramsci's commitment -- Ignazio Silone: "The natural" -- George Orwell's England -- Albert Camus's Algerian war -- Simone de Beauvoir and the assimilated woman -- Herbert Marcuse's America -- The lonely politics of Michel Foucault -- Breyten Breytenbach: the critic in exile -- Conclusion: Criticism today.

1989 (back to top)

  • 1989: Alan P. Dobson, The concepts of reason and essence in the writings of Herbert Marcuse: With special emphasis on the period 1964-1979, Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Sheffield, Dept. of Politics, 1989.
  • 1989: Gvozden Flego und Wolfdietrich Schmied-Kowarzik (eds.), Herbert Marcuse, Eros und Emanzipation: Marcuse-Symposion 1988 in Dubrovnik (Giessen: Germinal, 1989), 372 p. (google books bare bones)
  • 1989: Ingo Juchler, Rebellische Subjektivita¨t und Internationalismus: der Einfluss Herbert Marcuses und der nationalen Befreiungsbewegungen in der sog. Dritten Welt auf die Studentenbewegung in der BRD (Marburg: Arbeiterbewegung und Gesellschaftswissenschaft, 1989), 119 p.
  • 1989 Spanish:Francisco López Cámara, La cultura del 68: Reich y Marcuse (Cuernavaca, Mor.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, 1989), 56 p. [UCB]Tuete, 1989, cover
  • 1989: Franklin Rosemont, "Herbert Marcuse and the Surrealist Revolution," Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion [Chicago] 4(1989), 31-38; includes correspondence by Marcuse to the Chicago Surrealist group in 1971-73 as appendix (pages 39-47).
  • 1989: TÜTE Stadtmagazin (Sonderheft), Politik und Ästhetik am Ende der Industriegesellschaft. Zur Aktualität von Herbert Marcuse. Mit Beiträgen von O. Negt, J.-F. Lyotard, D. Claussen, S. Benhabib, D. Kellner, G. Flego, H. Fahrenbach, R. Roth, W. Thaa, H. Brunkhorst, G. Koch, G. Schweppenhäuser, C. Albert, W. Kraushaar, H.-E. Schiller, W. Burisch, R. Lettau (Tübingen, 1989).

1990s (back to top)

  • 1990: Pauline Aweto Oghominene, Man in the technological society: the Marcusean utopia to overcome alienation (1990), 167 Bl. [UB Frankfurt]
  • 1990: Peter-Erwin Jansen in Jansen, editor, Befreiung DenkenZusammenarbeit mit der "links"-Redaktion und dem Sozialistischen Büro (ed.), Befreiung denken, ein politischer Imperativ: ein Materialienband zu einer politischen Arbeitstagung über Herbert Marcuse am 13. und 14. Oktober 1989 in Frankfurt (Offenbach/Main: Verlag 2000, 1990 [2nd, corrected edition]).
    • Veranstalter: "links"-Redaktion, "Tüte"-Redaktion, ASTA/Linke Liste, Uni Frankfurt, scan of table of contents
    • Essays include (ask me--Harold--if you would like scanned text):
      Wiltrud Mannfeld biographical interview,
      Barbara Brick on letters to surrealists
      Joachim Volke on current relevance
      Susanne Kill on Marcuse, Weiblichkeit and Utopie
      Martin Jay on memory
    • S. 99-110: Olafson, Frederick, "Irrtum oder Verrat an der Philosophie: Fragen an Herbert Marcuse zu Martin Heidegger," translated by P-E Jansen from Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 6:1(Winter 1977), 28-40. (also listed above)
  • 1990: Douglas Kellner, "From 1984 to One-Dimensional Man: Reflections on Orwell and Marcuse," Current Perspectives in Social Theory, 10(1990), 223-252.
    • Cites literature up to summer 1986.
    • Also published in 1997 on Kellner's UTexas "Illuminations" site, and in 1999 at the successor site at UCLA.
  • 1990: Douglas Kellner, "A Comment on the Dunayevskaya-Marcuse Dialogue," in special issue of Quarterly Review of Ideology, vol. 13, no. 4 (1990), 31-33. (see also: Publications page, 1958)
  • 1990: Ronald Roblin (ed.), The Aesthetics of the Critical Theorists: Studies on Benjamin, Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas (Lewiston u.a.: Mellen, 1990), 526 S.
  • 1990: Brad Rose, "The Triumph of Social Control: A Look at Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man 25 Years Later," in: Berkeley Journal of Sociology 35(1990), 55-68. [syllabus](pdf)
  • 1990: Hans-Ernst Schiller, "Zur sozialphilosophischen Bedeutung des Sprachbegriffs Wilhelm von Humboldts: seine Beziehung zur krit. Theorie bei Marcuse, Habermas u. Adorno," in: Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung, 44:2(1990), S. 253-272. (pdf)
  • 1990: Gunzelin Schmid Noerr, Das Eingedenken der Natur im Subjekt: zur Dialektik von Vernunft und Natur in der Kritischen Theorie Horkheimers, Adornos und Marcuses (Darmstadt: Wiss. Buchgesellschaft, 1990)
  • 1990: Gerhard Schweppenhäuser, Emanzipationstheorie und Ideologiekritik: zur praktischen Philosophie und Kritischen Theorie (Cuxhaven: Junghans, 1990)

1991 (back to top)

  • 1991: Edmund Arens (1953-) and Ottmar John, Peter Rottländer, Erinnerung, Befreiung, Solidarität: Benjamin, Marcuse, Habermas und die politische Theologie (Düsseldorf: Patmos, 1991), 200 p. [Walter Dirks, dem kritischen Theoretiker und politischen Theologen, zum Gedächtnis]
  • 1991: Bernard Görlich, Die Wette mit Freud: Drei Studien zu Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Nexus, 1991), 150 S.
  • 1991 Hebrew: Ilan Gur-Ze'ev, "Art and utopia: Friedrich Schiller and Herbert Marcuse," in: Collections for Socialist Thought. 15(1991), 179-194 (in Hebrew).
  • 1991: Michael Hofmann, "Ästhetische Erziehung und Ästhetik des Widerstands: Kunstautonomie u. Engagement des Kunstwerks bei Schiller, Marcuse und Peter Weiss," in: Weimarer Beiträge, Bd. 37 (1991), 6, S.819-838.
  • 1991: Thomas Regehly, "Übersicht über die 'Heideggeriana' im Herbert-Marcuse-Archive der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek in Frankfurt am Main," in: Heidegger Studies 7(1991), 179-209.
  • 1991: Zoltan Tarr, " Lukács, Marcuse and After," in: Studies in Soviet Thought 42:1(July 1991), pp. 57-69. (pdf)

1992 (back to top)

  • 1992: Ben Agger, The Discourse of Domination: From the Frankfurt School to Postmodernism (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1992), 347 p.
  • 1992 French: André Clergue, Mon père, je m'arcuse (Nîmes: Lacour, 1992), 379 S.: Ill. (Munich: Inst. f. Gesellschaftsgeschichte)
  • 1992: Institut für Sozialforschung (ed.), Kritik und Utopie im Werk von Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1992), 400 p. Revised papers from a conference held 1990 in Frankfurt am Main on the occasion of the opening of the Herbert-Marcuse-Archiv. (stw 1037)
    • S. 11-50: Schmidt, Alfred, "Herbert Marcuse: Versuch einer Vergegenwärtigung seiner sozialphilosophischen und politischen Ideen."
    • S. 194: Flego, Gvozden, "Erotisieren statt sublimieren."
    • p. 301-311: Douglas Kellner, "Marcuse in the 1940s: Some New Textual Discoveries."
  • 1992: Douglas Kellner, "Marcuse, Liberation and Radical Ecology," Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 3, Raulet, 1992No. 3 (Sept. 1992), 43-46
    • translated into Italian in Capitalismo, Natura, Socialismo, n. 6 (Anno II, n. 3) Diciembre 1992, 61-64.
    • April 1982 manuscript with notes updating to 1992
    • Also published in 1997 on Kellner's UTexas "Illuminations" site, and in 1999 at the successor site at UCLA.
  • 1992: T.J. Matheson, "Marcuse, Ellul, and the Science-Fiction Film: Negative Responses to Technology," in: Science Fiction Studies19:3(Nov. 1992), pp. 326-339. (pdf)
  • 1992 French: Gérard Raulet, Herbert Marcuse: philosophie de l'émancipation (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1992), 254 p €16

1993 (back to top)

  • 1993: John Abromeit, Existential Marxism: "Fortschritt" or "Fehltritt"? Herbert Marcuse's critical confrontation with Martin Heidegger, 1928 to 1933 and beyond (Stanford Univ., 1993), 116 Bl.
  • 1993: Kevin Anderson, " On Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory: A Critical Appreciation of Herbert Marcuse's Reason and Revolution, Fifty Years Later," in: Sociological Theory 11:3 (Nov. 1993), pp. 243-267. (pdf)
  • 1993: Andrew Arato, From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory: Essays on the Critical Theory of Soviet-Type Societies (New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1993)
    • Partial text available at
      Contents: Preface ix
      PART I. Western Marxism and Soviet-Type Societies
      1. Authoritarian Socialism and the Frankfurt School 3
      2. Between Apology and Critique: Marcuse's Soviet Marxism 22
      3. Critical Sociology and Authoritarian State Socialism 59
      4. From Western to Eastern Marxism: Rudolf Bahro 84
      5. Immanent Critique and Authoritarian Socialism: On Konrád and Szelényi's Intellectuals 105
      6. The Budapest School and Actually Existing Socialism 122
      7. Facing Russia: Castoriadis and the Problem of Soviet-Type Societies 146
      PART II. The Rise of Civil Society and Democratic Theory
      8. Civil Society vs. the State: Poland 1980-81 171
      9. Empire vs. Civil Society: Poland 1981-82 212
      10. The Democratic Theory of the Polish Opposition: Normative Intentions and Strategic Ambiguities 243
      11. Some Perspectives of Democratization in East Central Europe 256
      12. Social Theory, Civil Society, and the Transformation of Authoritarian Socialism 273
      13. Revolution, Civil Society, and Democracy 296
      14. Social Movements and Civil Society in the Soviet Union 313
      Index 331
  • 1993: James Arnt Aune, Rhetoric and Marxism (Boulder: Westview, 1994).
    • Partial text available from Contents: Preface ix
      Rhetoric Versus Critical Discourse, 3 / Marxism's Nuclear Contradiction, 8
      1. "The Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing" 15
      The Rise of the Self-Defining Subject, 17 / Reading Rhetorically, 19
      Audiences and Alienation in Early Marxism, 23 / The Dream of Transparent Language, 33
      The Theory of Value, 35 / In Search of Louis Bonaparte's Audience, 38 / Conclusion, 42
      2. Marxism After Marx: The Problem of Mediation 45
      The Concept of Mediation, 46
      Revisionism as Rhetorical Strategy: Bernstein's Search for an Audience, 49
      Lenin: From Rhetoric to Propaganda, 56 / Lukács and the Theory of Reification, 63
      Gramsci, Hegemony, and the Promise of Democracy, 68 / Conclusion, 74
      3. Marcuse's Disappearing Audience 75
      Marcuse's Dialectic, 76 / Marcuse's Aesthetics, 87 / Conclusion, 91
      4. Time, Place, and Cultural Studies: The Legacy of Raymond Williams 93
      The Metaphors of Marxism, 96 / Structures of Feeling, 98 / Keywords, 101
      Constructing Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms, 108 / The Descent into Discourse, 112
      Conclusion, 114
      5. Rhetoric Between System and Lifeworld: A Reconstruction of Habermas's Historical Materialism 117
      A Theory of Multiple Mediations: Language, Labor, and Interaction, 118
      System, Lifeworld, and the Legitimation Crisis, 120
      Conversation, Irony, and the Ideal Speech Situation, 124
      Critiques of Habermas, 126 / Work, Place, and Space, 132
      Conclusion: Toward a Red Rhetoric 143
      Notes 151 / About the Book and Author 177 / Index 179
  • 1993 Spanish: " Comentarios a Marcuse," by Andrew Feenberg, Joel Kovel, Douglas Kellner, C. Fred Alford, in: Ecología Política, No. 5 (1993), pp. 81-87. (pdf)
  • 1993: Clemens Knobloch, "'68 verweht?: Herbert Marcuse, Theoretiker der Revolte," in: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, Bonn, 38(1993), S. 1268 - 1275

1994 (back to top)

  • 1994: Dariusz Aleksandrowicz, "Marx, Stalin, Marcuse: Die kritische Theorie in ideengeschichtlicher Sicht," in: Studies in East European Thought 46:4 (Dec., 1994), pp. 287-314. (pdf)
  • 1994: John Bokina and Bokina and Lukes (1994): Table of contentsCover of Bokina and Lukes, eds., 1994Timothy J. Lukes (eds.), Marcuse: from the New Left to the next left. University Press of Kansas, 1994. 281 pages, $35.00 hardcover; $14.95 paperback.
    Collection of 9 essays about Marcuse's work.
    • amazon $16 new, $9 used
      (20 pages available online)
    • includes essay by Peter Marcuse, "Marcuse on Real Existing Socialism: A Hindsight Look at Soviet Marxism."
    • pp. 245-267: Douglas Kellner, "A Marcuse Renaissance?"
    • Reviewed by B. Pencek, formerly, Northern Arizona University, in Dec. 1994 CHOICE. "This collection of essays revives and rehabilitates one of the best-known left intellectuals of the 1960s. The contributors generally seek to apply the critical, self-consciously political spirit of Marcuse's Freudian-Heideggerian-Neomarxism in the context of post-Soviet, postmodern 1990s radical relativisms. Contributors were invited to write on topics of their choice, which the editors have divided, with inevitably mixed success, into five sections: on trends in radicalism, on psychoanalysis and feminism, on reconciling subjectivity and critical political theory, on technology's domination of nature and its relation to the domination of humans, and on the relevance of Marcuse to future radicalism. The 14 essays and useful introduction are notably free of the jargon that characterizes contemporary theorizing, but they also rely on the reader's prior familiarity with that theoretical literature. Moreover, this collection's unconcealed longing for intellectual and social revolution, as well as the often nostalgic view of '60s radicalism (which includes, interestingly, disdain for political correctness as antipolitical and frivolous), may restrict its appeal to readers already of renascent New Left inclinations."
    • review by Dennis Smith in The Journal of American History Vol. 82, No. 2 (Sep., 1995), pp. 845-846 [jstor]
  • 1994: Expósito García, Mercedes. Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Herbert Marcuse (ACoruña: Bahia Ed., 1994), 352S.
  • 1994: Heinz Otto Münch, Repression und Emanzipation: von der Konstitutionsmechanik zur Konstitutionspädagogik des Subjekts bei Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Univ. Diss., 1994, published 1999), 183 S.
  • 1994: Zvi Tauber, Befreiung und das "Absurde": Studien zur Emanzipation des Menschen bei Herbert Marcuse (Aus dem Hebr. von Matthias Schmidt] (Gerlingen: Bleicher, 1994), 248 S. Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Deutsche Geschichte, Universität Tel Aviv; Tel Aviv, Univ.: Diss.

1995 (back to top)

  • 1995: Joan Alway, Critical Theory and Political possibilities: conceptions of emancipatory politics in the works of Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1995), 170 p. Lib Cong: HM24.A49 1995
    • Partial access at; Contents:
      -- Introduction 1
      -- Ch. 1. The Marxian Emancipatory Vision and the Problem of Revolutionary Agency 11
      -- Ch. 2. Departures from Traditional Marxism: Origins and Early Development of Critical Theory 21
      -- Ch. 3. Dialectic of Enlightenment: The Eclipse of the Emancipatory Vision 31
      -- Ch. 4. Horkheimer and Adorno: Despair and Possibility in a Time of Eclipse 49
      -- Ch. 5. Marxism Revisited: Marcuse's Search for a Subject 71
      -- Ch. 6. Habermas: Reconstructing Critical Theory 99
      -- Conclusion: Reconceptualizing Radical Politics 129 Notes 139 Works cited 161
  • 1995: Ronald Aronson, After Marxism (New York: Guilford Press, 1995), 321 pages
    • extended discussion of Aronson's encounter with Herbert (in the "Marxist Itinerary" chapter) as well as a coming to grips with Herbert's heritage in the final chapter.
  • 1995: Alasdair MacIntyre, "Histories of Moral Philosophy," in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, edited by Wiggershaus, Frankfurt School, contents Wiggershaus, Frankfurt SchoolTed Honderich (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 356-360.
  • 1995: Rolf Wiggershaus, The Frankfurt School: Its History, Theories, and Political Significance (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought), translated by Michael Robertson (MIT Press, 1995)

1996 (back to top)

  • 1996: Andrew Feenberg, "Marcuse or Habermas: two critiques of technology" in: Inquiry, Elmont, NY, 39:1(1996), S. 45-70
  • 1996 Hebrew: Ilan Gur-Zeev, Askolat Frankfurt veha-historyah shel ha-pesimizm (Yerushalayim: Hotsa?at sefarim ?a. sh. Y.L. Magnes, ha-Universit?ah ha-?Ivrit, 1996), 307, iv p.
  • 1996: Donald Ipperciel, Herbert's Hippopotamus postcardFreud als Aufklärer: zur Rezeption der Freudschen Psychoanalyse in der Frankfurter Schule (Frankfur: Lang, 1996)
  • 1996: Paul Alexander Juutilainen, Herbert's Hippopotamus: A Story of Revolution in Paradise [videorecording]; (New York: Cinema Guild, 1996), 1 videocassette (70 min.), col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
    • Philosopher and teacher, Herbert Marcuse, and the student movement of the late 1960's are described. Marcuse's effect on the University of California, San Diego is also explored.
    • see Herbert's Hippos film page on this site
  • 1996: George Katsiaficas, "Marcuse as an Activist: Reminiscences of His Theory and Practice," in: New Political Science 36:7(Summer/Fall 1996) (8 page pdf)
    • "Marcuse's Cognitive Interest: A Personal View," in New Political Science 18:2-3(1996), 159-170. (doi)
  • 1996: James Patrick Moran, Herbert Marcuse's Concept of Reason (University of Toronto dissertation, 1996)
    • J.P. Moran also wrote an entry on Herbert Marcuse for "Modern Germany: An Encyclopedia of History, People and Culture, 1871-1990." (guestbook entry on 10/14/05)

1997 (back to top)

  • 1997: Norman Fischer, "Frankfurt School Marxism and the Ethical Meaning of Art: Herbert Marcuse's The Aesthetic Dimension" in: Communication Theory 7:4(November 1997), 362–381. (20 page pdf)
  • 1997: J.L. Hinman, "One-Dimensional Man in the Postmodern Age: Re-Thinking the Bourgeois Subject, Toward the Sensibilities of Freedom," in: Negations, Winter 1997/8.
    Hinman rethinks "the bourgeois subject" following Marcuse's lead. (alternate link)
  • 1997: Roswitha Klau-Westphal, Herbert Marcuse - Die Methodologie (Marburg: Tectum Verl., 1997), 2 Mikrofiches, 105 S.
  • 1997: George E. McCarthy, Romancing antiquity: German critique of the enlightenment from Weber to Habermas (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), 379 S.
  • 1997 Italian: Enrico Palandri, Le colpevoli ambiguità di Herbert Markus (Milano: Bompiani, 1997), 151 p. [The guilty ambiguities of HM]
    • fiction--novel
    • UCSB: PQ4876.A383 C65 1997
  • 1997: Babette Saebisch, Die Rezeption der Freud'schen Kulturbetrachtung in Herbert Marcuses "Triebstruktur und Gesellschaft" (Giessen: Kletsmeier, 1997), 86 p

1998 (back to top)

  • 1998: Stephan Bundschuh, "Und weil der Mensch ein Mensch ist...": anthropologische Aspekte der Sozialphilosophie Herbert Marcuses (Lüneburg: zu Klampen, 1998), 299 S.
    • Review by R. Laudani in «Filosofia politica», 1, 2001.
  • 1998 Italian: Leonardo Casini, "Herbert Marcuse, l'ultima spiaggia di Utopia," in Reset 50(Sept/Oct. 1998), republished in 2011 on the blog (see guestbook entry Aug. 12, 2011)
  • 1998: Black Hawk Hancock, After the eclipse: illuminating Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man (MS thesis: Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998), 103 leaves Typescript./ Includes bibliographical references (leaves 99-103). [worldcat]
  • 1998: Peter-Erwin Jansen, "Student Movements in Germany, 1968-1984: Theoretical Background and Political Praxis," in: Negations 3(Winter 1998), available on-line at:; see also the issue introduction. (alternate link)
  • 1998: Paul Alexander Juutilainen, Twilights of Paradise 2 pts. "A conceptual analysis and comparative description of two audio-visual projects, "Herbert's Hippopotamus" and "Brown zone" by film and videomaker Paul Alexander Juutilainen--Leaf v, [pt. 1]
    Accompanied by videorecording "Brown zone" (24 min.)
    Note Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of California, San Diego, 1998.
  • 1998 Wolfgang Kraushaar (ed.), Frankfurter Schule und Studentenbewegung. Von der Flaschenpost zum Molotowcocktail, 3 vols., ed. (Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 1998)
  • 1998: Ulf Liedke, "Freiheit: Anmerkungen zu Marcuses Lutherkritik," in: 1998. - S. 197-213 [GBZ Aufsatz]
  • 1998: López Sáenz, María Carmen, Herbert Marcuse (Madrid: Ed. del Orto, 1998), 1. ed., 94 S
  • 1998: Günter Servais, Arbeit, Vernunft, Glück: die Freiheitskonzeption des frühen Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Haag und Herchen, 1998), 199 S. (Kassel, Univ.: Diss., 1997)
  • 1998: Jeremy J. Shapiro and Valerie Malhotra Bentz, Mindful Inquiry in Social Research (Sage 1998)
    • An introduction to research in the social sciences and humanities in which critical theory plays an important role
  • 1998: Trudy Steuernagel, "Marcuse and Biotechnology," in: Negations 3(Winter 1998), available on-line at:; see also the issue introduction.

1999 (back to top)

  • 1999: Clemens Albrecht, "Marcuse, Horkheimer und der Tod: oder: ist die 'Kritische Theorie' eine Weltanschauung?," in Jahrbuch für Soziologiegeschichte, Opladen, 1995 (1999), S. 173 - 190
  • 1999: Stanley Aronowitz, "The Unknown Herbert Marcuse," in: Social Text 58 (Spring, 1999), pp. 133-154. (pdf)
  • 1999: Rakesh Bhandari, "On the Continuing Relevance of Mattick's Critique of Marcuse ," in: International Journal of Political Economy 29:4 "Marx and Keynes" after Thirty Years (Winter, 1999/2000), pp. 56-88. (pdf)
  • 1999 Italian: Leonardo Casini, Eros e utopia: arte, sensualità e liberazione nel pensiero di Herbert Marcuse (Roma: Carocci, 1999), 178 S.
  • 1999: Detlev Claussen, Oskar Negt und Michael Werz, Keine Kritische Theorie ohne Amerika (Hannoversche Schriften 1)(Frankfurt: Neue Kritik, 1999), 191 pages
    • December 1999 review by Micha Brumlik in the FAZ (archive copy)
  • 1999: Victor Rego Diaz, Kamil Uludag und Gunter Willing (eds.), Brecht, Eisler, Marcuse, 100 Fragen kritischer Theorie heute, commissioned by Instituts für Kritische Theorie (InkriT) (Hamburg: Argument, 1999), 193 p., Series Argument Sonderband, n.F., 266. (1998 Berlin conference)
  • 1999: Helmut Fahrenbach, "Existenzialismus und Marxismus: Ein frühes Projekt Herbert Marcuses," In: Kritik und Praxis. Zur Problematik menschlicher Emanzipation, S. 340-352. hrsg. v. Heinz Eidam u.a., Lüneburg: zu Klampen, 1999.
  • 1999: David John Farmer, "Anti-Admin: With Help from Herbert Marcuse," in: Administrative Theory & Praxis 21:4 (Dec. 1999), pp. 497-501. (doi; pdf)
    • Abstract: This paper selects from a longer chapter which recapitulates and extends discussions on antiadministration (anti-admin) from the perspective of discourse theory. First, it discusses discourse theory, explaining that the discourses of anti-admin aim toward the inclusion of marginalized or excluded perspectives. Second, it outlines some anti-admin theory. Parallel to the action of antimatter and matter, the interaction of freshly demarginalized discourse perspectives and traditional discourse can yield anti-admin resultants. Used in describing these resultants is the Herbert Marcuse’s notion of one-dimensional man. Third, the paper offers macro and micro examples of anti-admin gains in terms of problem definition and response resources. It underscores that antiadmin can recognize its affinity not only to the postmodern but also to critical theory perspectives.
  • 1999: Peter-Erwin Jansen und Redaktion "Perspektiven" (eds.), Zwischen Hoffnung und Notwendigkeit: Texte zu Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Verl. Neue Kritik, 1999) , 181S.
  • 1999: Heinz Otto Münch, Repression und Emanzipation: von der Konstitutionsmechanik zur Konstitutionspädagogik des Subjekts bei Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Univ. Diss., 1994, published 1999), 183 S.
  • 1999: Bhandari Rakesh, "On the Continuing Relevance of Mattick’s Critique of Marcuse," in: International Journal of Political Economy 29:4(1999), 56-88. (doi+1 page)
    • B. Rakesh is Commissioner for Curriculum and Instructional Materials at the Calfironia State Board of Education. He is a specialist on theories of race and ethnicity.
  • 1999 Portuguese: Jorge Coelho Soares, Marcuse. Uma Trajetória (Londrina: UEL, 1999).
    • Review by R. Laudani in «Filosofia politica», 1, 2001.
  • 1999: Christopher Swift, Herbert Marcuse and the Aesthetic Power of the New Left (M.A. Thesis, University of Minnesota). [Norquist]
  • 1999: Uri Zilbersheid, Jenseits der Arbeit: der vergessene sozialistische Traum von Marx, Fromm und Marcuse (Frankfurt: Lang, 1999), 181 S.
  • 1999: Moshe Zuckermann [Mose Sûqerman], Studies in the philosophy of the Frankfurt school (Warsaw: Centre of Universalism, 1999), 134 S.

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  • 2000 Clemens Albrecht, et al., Die intellektuelle Gründung der
    Bundesrepublik. Eine Wirkungsgeschichte der Frankfurter Schule
    am Main: Campus, 2000).
  • 2000 Heiner Babel, Kulturkritik und Konsumismus bei Georg Simmel, Herbert Marcuse und Gerhard Schulze: eine vergleichende Beschreibung (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Univ., Magisterarbeit, 2000), 81 Bl. Maschinenschr. [UB Erlangen-N.]
  • 2000 Roger Behrens,Behrens 2000: Uebersetzungen  Übersetzungen: Studien zu Herbert Marcuse; konkrete Philosophie, Praxis und kritische Theorie (Mainz: Ventil, 2000), 251 p. ($59 on
    • publisher's book page: "Roger Behrens, ein genauer Kenner der kritischen Theorie und der Schriften Marcuses, liefert das bislang erste und einzige Buch, das Leben und Werk Marcuses aus heutiger Sicht durchleuchtet. Seine These, daß Marcuse die Postmoderne bereits als kurzweilige Phase des Spätkapitalismus vorausgesehen hat, macht dieses Buch zu einer scharfen Zeitanalyse."
    • entry on Scholars & Activists Page
    • review by Mark Pieper, "Dialektischer Schulfunk: Roger Behrens überprüft die emanzipatorische Praxis bei Herbert Marcuse. Eine Dienstleistung für die aktuelle Linke," in Junge Welt, April 25, 2001.
  • 2000: Michael Buckmiller (1943-)(ed.), Judentum und politische Existenz: siebzehn Porträts deutsch-jüdischer Intellektueller (Hannover: Offizin, 2000), 419 S., Ill.
    • Es werden proträtiert: Theodor W. Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Martin Buber, Norbert Elias, Ernst Fraenkel, Erich Fromm, Robert Raphael Geis, Max Horkheimer, Gustav Landauer, Theodor Lessing, Herbert Marcuse, Franz L. Neumann, Gershom Scholem, Werner Scholem, Ernst Simmel.
  • 2000 Italian: Antonino Firenze, Sapienza della natura: una rilettura di "Eros e civiltà" di Herbert Marcuse (Urbino, Univ., Diss., 1999/2000), 163 Bl. [Hessen]
  • 2000: Jürgen Habermas, "Marcuse: Psychic thermidor and the rebirth of rebellious subjectivity," in: Wolfgang Schirmacher (ed.) German 20th-Century Philosophy: The Frankfurt School (New York: Continuum, 2000), xx, 244 p. [UCSB: B3183.5 .G47 2000]
  • 2000 Charles Reitz, Art, Charles Reitz: Art, Alienation, contentsCharles Reitz: Art, Alienation, and the HumanitiesAlienation, and the Humanities: A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse (Suny Press, 2000).
    • publisher's web site
    • author's web site
    • amazon $26 new, $11 used
      (21 pages on-line)
    • Winner of the 2002 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award. This book illustrates how Marcuse's theory sheds new light on current debates in both education and society involving issues of multiculturalism, postmodernism, civic education, the "culture wars," critical thinking, and critical literacy.
    • Reitz wrote on Apr. 5, 2002 in this site's guestbook (link): "Marcuse's work is still very relevant to the culture wars raging in higher education today. His notions of repressive desublimation and repressive tolerance are especially useful. I try to defend both of these contributions in my recent book "Art, Alienation, and the Humanities: A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse" (SUNY Press, 2000). I deal there also with the latest attack on Marcuse from the academic right, that of Kors and Silverglate, whose tolerance for racism and sexism on campus is disguised as a defense of free speech."
    • Blurb by Doug Kellner: "Charles Reitz's study of Marcuse is one of the more important works on Marcuse of the last decade. Reitz is the first to connect studies of Marcuse's concept of art with conceptions of aesthetic education and the only one who connects Marcuse's thought more broadly with the problematics of education. The result is an original and engaging study of Marcuse's work that provides fresh insight into one of the most important thinkers of our century."
    • On Mar. 2, 2003 Charles Reitz commented again in this site's guestbook about Peter Marcuse's interview in ND: "Peter Marcuse's reflections in response to the questions from Neues Deutschland offer us all rare insight and deep understanding of the continuing relevance of Herbert Marcuse's protest philosophy and cultural critique to the contemporary issues of U.S. domination. Be sure to read it. Many thanks to Peter Marcuse and Harold Marcuse for making this available. It should be even more widely published."
    • May 22, 2002 guestbook entry;
  • 2000: Amos Gitai, film Kippur (Kino, 2000, $30 on DVD, 123 mins.) about the 1973 Israeli-Arab war, with screenplay co-authored by Marie-Jose Sanselme.
    • "Mr. Gitai, himself a veteran of the 1973 war, has apparently followed his own experiences closely. His hero, Weinraub (Liron Levo), is an earnest young bohemian who lectures his friend Ruso (Tomer Ruso) on Herbert Marcuse and, in the opening and closing scenes, smears paint on his girlfriend while they're making love. The arty eroticism of these sequences stands in visual and emotional contrast to the rest of the movie, which shows men writhing in pain and covered in mud." [from an Oct. 5, 2000 New York Times article about the film]
  • 2000 Joan Nordquist, Herbert Marcuse: A Bibliography (Santa Cruz: Reference & Research Services, 1988, 2000), 60, 72 pages. (searchable pdf)
    • UCSB has 1988 edition: H61 .S59 no.9,etc.(reference)
    • Contents:
      Introduction to social theory: a bibliographic series
      Introduction to bibliography no. 9: Herbert Marcuse
      Books by Herbert Marcuse
      Essays by Herbert Marcuse
      Books about Herbert Marcuse
      Articles about Herbert Marcuse.
    • See also the Publications page on this site
  • 2000 Portugese: Jorge Coelho Soares, "Eros e Civilização: sexualidade, repressão e a Teoria Crítica,". Revista Scientia Sexualis do Mestrado em Sexologia da Universidade Gama Filho, V.6, nº 1(2000), p. 27-51.
    • from Soares website at the State University of Rio de Janeiro
    • according to his website, Soares is planning to write two books:one tracing the trajectory of Herbert Marcuse's thought , and the other examining the reception of Marcuse's ideas of among Brazilian philosophers.
    • See also Soares' essay on Doug Kellner's Illuminations site: "A Recepção das Idéias de Marcuse no Brasil," which includes literature published through 1995. (it was first uploaded in 1997)
    • Soares also has a website of Marcuse texts in Portugese
  • 2000: Wilson, Allan Roy (1948-), One-dimensional society revisited
    an analysis of Herbert Marcuse's One dimensional man 34 years later (Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 2000), 3 microfiches.
    • Dissertation: Thesis (M. Ed.)--University of Lethbridge, 1998. [worldcat]
  • not 2000: Wolf, Frieder-Otto, '"Nur um der Hoffnungslosen willen ist uns die Hoffnung gegeben". Zur Aktualität der Philosophie Herbert Marcuses' (2003 presentation falsely dated at; see 2005 FU publication, below

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  • 2001: Gert Langguth, Mythos 68 - Realität und Folgen (Munich: Olzog, 2001), 224 Seiten, 24,50 EUR)
  • 2001: Kevin Floyd, "Rethinking Reification: Marcuse, Psychoanalysis, and Gay Liberation," in: Social Text, No. 66 (Spring, 2001), pp. 103-128.
  • 2001: Chai-Kuang Lim, Institution - Befreiung - Kommunikation: Rückfrage nach dem Begriff der menschlichen Kultur im Hinblick auf das technologische Phänomen in der Moderne (Kassel, Univ., Diss., 2001), 261 S. [Gehlen, Marcuse, Habermas]
  • 2001: Peter Wakefield, "Class in the Classroom: Engaging Hidden Identities," Metaphilosophy 32:4(July 2001), 427–447. (21 page pdf)
  • 2001 Richard Wolin, Richard Wolin: Heidegger's Children (2001)Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Lowith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse  (Princeton, 2001).
    • amazon $13 new, $10 used
    • Martin Heidegger is perhaps the twentieth century's greatest philosopher, and his work stimulated much that is original and compelling in modern thought. A seductive classroom presence, he attracted Germany's brightest young intellects during the 1920s. Many were Jews, who ultimately would have to reconcile their philosophical and, often, personal commitments to Heidegger with his nefarious political views.
    • Martin Jay: "Not the least of Martin Heidegger's contributions to twentieth-century thought was his ability to inspire gifted disciples who read him against the grain, producing political theories very different from the ideology endorsed by the master, to his eternal disgrace, in l933. Looking closely at four of the most talented of their number, Richard Wolin, with the provocative directness his readers have come to expect, argues that troubling residues remain not far beneath the surface of their influential work. Heidegger's Children is a book that many will seek to refute, but none can ignore."

2002 (back to top)

  • 2002: Roger Behrens,behrens, kritische theorie Kritische Theorie (EVA, 2002) €8.60
  • 2002: Christian Fuchs, "Günther Anders und Herbert Marcuse," in: Dirk Röpcke und Raimund Bahr (eds.), Geheimagent der Masseneremiten (St. Wolfgang: Edition Art & Science, 2002), 113-128.
  • 2002: Christian Fuchs, "Zur Aktualität ausgewählter Aspekte des Werks Herbert Marcuses," found Feb. 2002 at
    English version found in June 2002.
  • 2002 Italian: Raffaele Laudani, Lo spettro della totalita: il pensiero politico di Herbert Marcuse e le forme della societa capitalistica (Torino: Universita degli studi di Torino, 2002), 391p. [Biblioteca nazionale universitaria - Torino]
    • chapter 2 of this dissertation is available in full text: "Teoria critica del nazionalsocialismo"
    • tesi di dottorato; tutors: Raffaella Gherardi, Andre Tosel; co-tutor: Carlo Galli
    • Note Generali: Universita degli studi di Torino, Dottorato di ricerca in storia del pensiero politico e delle istituzioni politiche, 14. ciclo ; Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Doctorat en philosophie et histoire des idees
    • Laudani is the editor of the Italian edition of Herbert's unpublished papers: Davanti al nazismo: Scritti di teoria critica 1940-1948; a cura di Carlo Galli e Raffaele Laudani (Rome: GLF editori Laterza, 2001), XXI, 181 p. (see Publications page entry)

  • 2002: Tim B. Müller, "Bearing Witness to the Liquidation of Western Dasein: Herbert Marcuse and the Holocaust, 1941-1948," in: New German Critique 85(Winter 2002), 133-164. (32 page pdf, 900K)
  • 2002: Hans-Georg Pott, "Marcuses später Widerruf," in: Schiller und Hölderlin: Studien zur Ästhetik und Poetik. (Frankfurt: Lang, 2002), S. 139-150
  • 2002: Matthew Sharpe, "Do universals have a reference? On the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse," Philosophy Today 46:2(Summer 2002), 193-209.
    • Abstract: The views on universals and reference of Herbert Marcuse are discussed. Topics include the critique of pure analytic reason and universality in relation to negation.
  • 2002: Soysal, Soner, Technological rationality and one-dimensional man: Herbert Marcuse's critique of advanced industrial society.
    (Ankara, Turkey: Orta Dog�u Teknik U�niversites, 2002), 135 p. Dissertation: Thesis for the degree of Master of Science in the Department of Philosophy. [world cat]
  • 2002 Italian: Elena Tebano, "Le nuove 'Proust Notizen' nella genesi di Eros e civiltà," in Belfagor, 57:6(30 novembre 2002) (n. 342), 693-701. (full text available)
  • 2002: Richard Wolin, " ," in: John P. McCormick (ed.), Confronting Mass Democracy and Industrial Technology: Political and Social Theory from Nietzsche to Habermas. (Duke University Press, 2002), 368 pp. ($25 at amazon)
    • from H-German review by Kees Gispen, Department of History, University of Mississippi:
      "Richard Wolin gives a highly critical reading of the work of Herbert Marcuse, especially the philosopher's notion of "liberating tolerance," which in truth was a call for selective intolerance. Marcuse developed this idea in the context of his critique of what he called, in an eponymous 1965 essay, the "repressive tolerance" of American technological society. Marcuse's disturbing tendency to accept despotism for the sake of his progressive ideals, according to Wolin, was in part a consequence of his intellectual indebtedness to Plato and Rousseau, but it should also be seen in the light of his interwar experience of Weimar Germany's collapse and surrender to Hitler."

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  • 2003: Marianne DeKoven, "Psychoanalysis and sixties utopianism," in: Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society, 8:2(Fall 2003), 263-274.
    • 2nd paragraph:
      "In this essay, I will discuss two Sixties texts that were among the most influential and widely read at the time within both the new left and the counterculture, but that have subsequently all but disappeared off the intellectual map: Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man, 1964, and, in a briefer discussion, R. D. Laing's The Politics of Experience, 1967. (1) Marcuse is primarily a philosopher and political theorist who, within the Frankfurt School project of linking Marx and Freud, deploys psychoanalytic discourses as indispensable to his project. Laing is a psychoanalyst who employs political, philosophical, and cultural discourses as, similarly, indispensable. There is a sense in both texts of a parallelism, almost an interchangeability among these discourses, as if each treats, in mutually reinforcing and mirroring ways, a crucial component of what is a unified whole. I will also discuss very briefly the ways in which Luce Irigaray, writing at the end of what I would call the long Sixties, produces the same sort of totalizing, utopian project in Speculum of the Other Woman, 1974. For all of these projects, it is the utopian demand for reciprocal, mutually constitutive, total psychic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural change that creates this peculiar additive parallelism or intermeshing of discourses."
  • 2003: Ralph Dumain, Notes on Herbert Marcuse�s Reason and Revolution, weblog April-Nov. 2003
  • 2003: Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey, "Herbert Marcuse � Der eindimensionale Mensch," in: H.P. Müller, M. Schmid (Hg.): Hauptwerke der Ungleichheitsforschung, Opladen 2003, 165-167. (G-H's publications)
  • 2003: Zvi Tauber, "Criticizing Totalitarian Democracy: Herbert Marcuse and Alexis de Tocqueville," in: New Thinking 1:4(Autumn 2003). link (the New Thinking Institute is in Brighton Mass.)
  • 2003: Lisa Zanetti, "Holding Contradictions: Marcuse and the Idea of Refusal," in: Administrative Theory & Praxis, 25:2(June 2003), pp. 261-276. (pdf)
  • 2003 Film: (original broadcast 1977): Marcuse and the Frankfurt School [videorecording] / BBC Worldwide Americas; presented by Janet Hoenig; directed by Tony Tyler (Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Princeton, N.J: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003), 1 videodisc (46 min.)[UCB]
    • Philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse explains how the so-called Frankfurt School reevaluated Marxism when world economic crisis failed to destroy capitalism as predicted by Marx. He also analyses the philosophical roots of the student rebellions of the sixties.

2004 (back to top)

  • 2004: John Abromeit and W. Mark Cobb (eds.), Abromeit, Cobb (editors), Critical ReaderHerbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2004),. 274 pages, $34.95 (pbk).
  • 2004 Douglas Brinkley, Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War (HarperCollins, 2004), p. 126; (searchable amazon page). google magazine search finds a 2004 San Dieo magazine article that notes the Military Order of the World Wars was publicly demanding Herbert be fired.
  • 2004 Hauke Brunkhorst, G. Koch, Große Denker- Herbert Marcuse: 1998-1979. Eine Einführung (Panorama, 2004), 141 pages [reprint of Junius 1987 edition] (google books)
  • 2004: Elizabeth Butterfield, "Sartre and Marcuse on the relation between needs and normativity: a step beyond postmodernism in moral theory," Sartre Studies International 10:2(Dec 2004), 28-47. (Critical Essay)
    • 3rd paragraph: In this paper, I will investigate Sartre's claims regarding need as an element of the human condition, and I will compare them to the analysis of need found in the works of Marx and of Herbert Marcuse. These comparisons will raise important questions, such as: given the cultural diversity of experiences of need, is Sartre justified in speaking of needs common to all humans? Are these human needs to be considered permanent fixtures, or do they change historically? And, how might this affect their status as fundamental and truly human? Finally, is it even possible for us to recognize our real human needs, and to distinguish them from artificially created and alienated false "needs," while we exist in what Sartre identifies as the current state of subhumanity?
    • See also Herbert's 1948 article: "Existentialism: Remarks on Jean-Paul Sartre's L'Etre et le Neant," on Publications Page.
  • 2004: Sven Oliveira Cavalcanti, "Herbert Marcuse � Zum 25. Todestag," at Socialistische Positionen,
  • 2004 Italian: Leonardo Casini (ed.), Eros, utopia e rivolta: il pensiero e l'opera di Herbert Marcuse; [una serie di saggi presentati al Convegno su Marcuse, dal Titolo "Eros, Utopia e Rivolta", tenutosi a Roma nel 1998] / Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Filosofia. (Milano: Franco Angeli, 2004), 182 p.
    • Texts in German or Italian; Papers presented to the congress, Rome, 1998, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of H. Marcuse (1898-1979), philosopher.
    • google books citation
  • 2004 Portuguese: Maria Teresa Cardoso de Campos, Marcuse: realidade e utopia (Annablume, 2004), 144 pages (google books preview; Annablume page)
  • 2004 Italian: Diego Giachetti, "Giugno 1969: I 'Caldi' Giorni Italiani di Herbert Marcuse," in: Il Protagora, 4(luglio-dicembre 2004)(un numero monografico dedicato a "L'immaginazione che voleva il potere. Studi e testimonianze sul '68"). full text on this site
  • 2004: Rolf Nölle, Sozialphilosophische Variablen: Individuum und Gesellschaft bei Horkheimer - Adorno, Marcuse, Popper und Gehlen (Münster: Monsenstein und Vannerdat, 2004), 481 S. (searchable at google books)
  • 2004: Russell Rockwell, "Hegel and critical social theory: new perspectives from the Marcuse archives," in: The Sociological Quarterly, 45:1(Wntr 2004), 141-160. (pdf)
    Author Abstract: Recently published archival material suggests the need to reexamine Herbert Marcuse's interpretation of Hegel's thought. Social theory generally will benefit from reflections upon Marcuse's historical attempts to understand contemporary societal domination, including its abstract forms, and his original social "translations" of Hegel's Subjective Logic. Following sections on Being and Essence, the latter often favored by Marxists, the final part of Hegel's Science of Logic was undervalued in the development of critical social theory before Marcuse's close readings in the years 1932-1941. Marcuse took the lead among Critical Theorists in explicating Hegel's texts. Just as significant, Marcuse was among the first to point out the sociological relevance of key categories in the most abstract final sections of Hegel's most abstract work. The newly published materials document Marcuse's unique attempts to conceive Hegelian dialectic proper as itself a practical force of social transformations. Most important, these articles concern the relationship between theory and social practice that Marcuse investigated in Hegel's dialectic of the idea of the true and the idea of the good--the absolute idea.
  • 2004 Italian: Federico Sollazzo, "Per una (ri)scoperta di Herbert Marcuse," in «Prospettiva persona», n. 49/50, 2004, pp. 23-26. (4 page pdf)
  • 2004 Italian: Federico Sollazzo, "La concezione del totalitarismo nella Arendt e in Marcuse," in «[email protected]», n. 5, 2004. (10 page pdf)

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  • 2005: Roger Behrens,p. 3 of Behrens 2005 "Schillers Schönheit, Oder das Gesetz der Befreiung," in: Polizey! Kulturzeitung zum Festival Räuber + Gendarmen, Schillerjahr 2005 (Weimar, 2005)
    • 906k pdf; jpg of p. 3 (courtesy of the author)
    • "Vor fünfzig Jahren hatte Marcuse dies in �Triebstruktur und Gesellschaft� expliziert: Auch innerhalb der affirmativen Kultur bleibt die Kunst eine Provokation der bestehenden gesellschaftlichen Ordnung. Und gerade Schillers ästhetisches Konzept des Spieltriebs fordert die verdinglichte Logik der kapitalistischen Verhältnisse heraus, die den Menschen auf die entfremdete Existenz des Arbeiters reduziert. Marcuse sieht im Spieltrieb ein »Vehikel der Befreiung«: es ist »das Spiel des Lebens selbst, jenseits von Bedürfnis und äußerem Zwang � die Manifestation eines Daseins ohne Furcht und Angst, und somit die Manifestation der Freiheit.« Für Marcuse bedeutet die Realisierung von Schillers Entwurf der ästhetischen Erziehung die mögliche Umgestaltung der Kultur; sie sie würde auf die Befreiung des Menschen zurückwirken."
    • entry on Scholars & Activists Page
  • 2005: Stephen Brookfield, "Undermining the very democracy we seek to create: discussion practices in adult education and the dangers of repressive tolerance," in: Studies in Continuing Education 27:2(2005), 101-115 (doi)
    • Abstract: Discussion has long held an honored place in the pantheon of lionized adult education practices. One of the most frequently venerated aspects of discussion is opening up conversation to include the widest possible diversity of perspectives and intellectual traditions. This democratic attempt to be open and inclusive is held to represent what is best about adult education—its humanistic concern to have all voices heard, all experiences analyzed, and all viewpoints honored. Herbert Marcuse's concept of repressive tolerance stands directly against these sentiments. Marcuse argues that an alternative idea, concept or text can be inserted into a discussion of familiar, mainstream materials in such a way that serves only to underscore the normality of the center while positioning the alternatives as exotic others. This paper explores how this process occurs and suggests how it might be countered.cover of Feenberg 2005
  • 2005: Andrew Feenberg, Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History (New York: Routledge, 2005), 158 pages.
  • 2005: Christian Fuchs, Herbert Marcuse, interkulturell gelesen.
    (Interkulturelle Bibliothek Band 15)(Nordhausen: Bautz, 2005), 111 Seiten.
    • Contents:
      Dialektische Methode und Gesellschaftskritik 13
      Biographische Daten 13; Die Methode des dialektischen Denkens bei Hegel 16; Marcuses Auseinandersetzung mit der Hegelschen Dialektik 20; Marcuses Auseinandersetzung mit der Marxschen Dialektik 26; Marcuses Auseinandersetzung mit dem Positivismus und der Phänomenologie Martin Heideggers 37; Momente einer kritischen Theorie der Gesellschaft 43
      Fuchs, Emanzipation!Fuchs, Interkulturell2. Herbert Marcuses Kulturtheorie 51
      Der Kulturbegriff 51; Triebstruktur und Kultur 58; Die affirmative Kultur: Der eindimensionale Mensch in der eindimensionalen Gesellschaft 74; Kunst und Befreiung 82; Formen der Interkulturalität 97
    • author's book page with contents, preface
    • searchable at google books
    • $10 from Bautz
  • 2005: Christian Fuchs, Emanzipation! Technik und Politik bei Herbert Marcuse (Aachen: Shaker, 2005), 168 Seiten.
  • 2005 Italian: Raffaele Laudani, Oltre l'uomo a una dimensione: Movimenti e controrivoluzione preventiva
    • 376 pages, �32,00 at manifestolibri
    • "Per la prima volta in edizione italiana, la raccolta dei testi inediti di Herbert Marcuse. La collana, in cinque volumi, pubblicherà scritti, discorsi e carteggi del pensatore della scuola di Francoforte, attingendo ampiamente ai materiali provenienti dall'archivio Marcuse. I temi dei volumi spazieranno dall'analisi dei movimenti alla critica della società tecnologica, dalla psicanalisi all'estetica, dal femminismo all'ambientalismo. Il primo volume della collana raccoglie gli scritti, discorsi e lettere degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, che documentano la partecipazione e la riflessione di Marcuse sui grandi conflitti politici dell'epoca: dalla contestazione della guerra del Vietnam alle analisi sul Maggio francese, dalla polemica con Adorno circa l'atteggiamento nei confronti del movimento studentesco ai testi sul conflitto arabo-israeliano, sulla rivoluzione cinese, sull'eurocomunismo, sul ruolo dei media e la crisi della democrazia."
    • babelfish-aided translation: "For the first time in Italian , a collection of unpublished texts by Herbert Marcuse. The series, in five volumes, will publish writings, speeches and correspondence of this Frankfurt school thinker, broadly including materials from the Marcuse archives. The topics of the volumes will range from the analysis of the movements critical of technological society, to psychoanalysis, aesthetics, feminism and environmentalism. The first volume of the series collects the writings, speeches and letters of the sixties and seventies, which document Marcuse's participation in and reflection on the great political conflicts of the age: from the protest against the war in Vietnam to the analyses on the French May, from the controversy with Adorno about attitudes towards the student movement to the texts on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Chinese revolution, Eurocomunism, the role of the media and the crisis of democracy."
  • 2005 Italian: Raffaele Laudani, Politica come movimento: cover of Laudani 2005: Politica come movimentoIl pensiero di Herbert Marcuse (Edizione del Mulino, 2005), 336 pages. � 23,00
    • Publisher il Mulino's book page
    • Contents:
      I. Tra due Hegel: il giovane Marcuse e la "fondazione" della politica come movimento. -
      II. Teoria critica del nazionalsocialismo
      III. Filosofia politica del movimento: "Eros e civiltà"
      IV. Il movimento imbrigliato: "Soviet marxism" e "L'uomo a una dimensione"
      V. Oltre l'uomo a una dimensione: il "Saggio sulla liberazione" e "Controrivoluzione e rivolta"
      Indice dei nomi
    • Blurb: Il nome di Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) è legato alle vicende dei movimenti antisistemici degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, ma il nesso profondo che esiste tra il suo attivismo politico e i presupposti filosofici della sua attività di ricerca è stato finora poco indagato. Un'analisi più attenta rivela che il rapporto con quei movimenti è largamente implicito in una riflessione filosofica che, fin dai suoi esordi, ha sempre cercato di pensare la politica come "movimento". Il volume delinea lo sviluppo di questa concezione della politica attraverso un esame sistematico dell'ampia produzione scientifica di Marcuse, dai testi più noti come "Ragione e rivoluzione" (1941), "Eros e civiltà" (1955) e "L'uomo a una dimensione" (1964), agli interventi più marcatamente politici degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, fino ai numerosi materiali rimasti a lungo inediti e pubblicati postumi. L'opera del pensatore tedesco viene così ricostruita nella sua interezza, nel contesto delle grandi trasformazioni sociali e culturali del Novecento e nel confronto con altri protagonisti come Heidegger, Adorno, Arendt, Sartre.
  • 2005: Allgemeiner contents of Zur Aktualitaetcover of Zur AktualitaetStudierendenausschuss der Freien Universität Berlin (ed.), Zur Aktualität der Philosophie Herbert Marcuses: Dokumentation einer Veranstaltung an der Freien Universität Berlin am 17. Juli 2003 (Berlin: Asta, 2005)(Hochschulpolitische Reihe, vol. 12), 175 pages.
    • contributions by: Detlev Claussen, Angela Davis, Thomas Flierl, Gunter Gebauer, Hartmut Häussermann, Axel Honneth, Peter-Erwin Jansen, Eberhard Lämmert, Wolfgange Lefévre, Harold Marcuse, Peter Marcuse, Frieder Otto Wolf  (all in German, except Harold's and Angela Davis's contributions are in both German and English)
    • scan of table of contents
    • Asta der FU Hochschulpolitsche Reihe page
    • Frieder-Otto Wolf, ' "Nur um der Hoffnungslosen willen ist uns die Hoffnung gegeben". Zur Aktualität der Philosophie Herbert Marcuses' (9-page, 138K pdf; from
  • 2005: Joshua Rayman, "Marcuse's Metaphysics: The Turn from Heidegger to Freud," Telos (Summer 2005), 167-187.
    • Abstract from Telos website: "This decade has seen an apparent reversal of the critical theorist Herbert Marcuse's long, slow decline into obscurity, which would suggest a recent turning point in the scholarship.1 However, to judge by standards of quality, sympathy, and tone, the decisive turn in Marcuse scholarship coincides with its quantitative midpoint, a quarter century ago. The highly visible first wave of Marcuse scholarship (1967-1980) is polarized between hostile attacks and uncritical support, especially during Marcuse's heyday in the late 1960s and early 1970s. By contrast, the smaller, more marginalized, second wave of Marcuse scholarship (1981-2005) tends toward careful, sympathetic, historically-comprehensive treatments of..."
  • 2005 Italian: Luca Scafoglio, Categorie della comprensione storica nel pensiero di Herbert Marcuse [Categories of Historical Understanding in the Thought of Herbert Marcuse](Ph.D. thesis, University of Salerno, 2005)(see his 2009 book publication, below)
  • 2005 Italian: Federico Sollazzo, "L’originalità del pensiero marcusiano," in «Prospettiva persona», n. 52, 2005, pp. 46-50. (5 page pdf)
  • 2005 Jessica E. Thompson, The Concept of Authenticity in Heidegger and Marcuse (San Diego State University, 2005), 164 pages (google books description)
  • 2005 Italian: Vegetti, Matteo (1971-), Hegel e i confini dell'Occidente: la Fenomenologia nelle interpretazioni di Heidegger, Marcuse, Löwith, Kojeve, Schmitt (Napoli: Bibliopolis, 2005). Series Serie studi / Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici; 29 [UCLA]
  • 2005 Portuguese: Maria Ribeiro do Valle, A violência revolucionária em Hannah Arendt e Herbert Marcuse: raízes e polarizações (Unesp, 2005), 191 pages
  • 2005 Thomas Patrick Wolf, "Gatekeepers of the Abyss: History and Utopia in the writings of Trilling, Riesman, and Marcuse, 1950-1972" (Harvard University, 2005), 300 pages
  • 2005 Richard Wolin, Heideggerian Marxism, ed. by Wolin/Abromeit"Introduction: What Is Heideggerian Marxism?" in: Richard Wolin and John Abromeit (eds.), Herbert Marcuse, Heideggerian Marxism (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2005), 288 pages.
    • Publisher's page; blurb: 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. During these years, Marcuse wrote a number of provocative philosophical essays experimenting with the possibilities of Heideggerian Marxism. For a time he believed that Heidegger’s ideas could revitalize Marxism, providing a dimension of experiential concreteness that was sorely lacking in the German Idealist tradition. Ultimately, two events deterred Marcuse from completing this program: the 1932 publication of Marx’s early economic and philosophical manuscripts, and Heidegger’s conversion to Nazism a year later. Heideggerian Marxism offers rich and fascinating testimony concerning the first attempt to fuse Marxism and existentialism.
    • $35 and searchable on amazon

2006 (back to top)

  • 2006: "Marcuse's Challenges to Education," special issue of Policy Futures in Education 4:1(2006), edited by Douglas Kellner, Daniel Cho and Tyson Lewis.
    Full text and abstracts available online. Contents:
    • Douglas Kellner. Introduction, pages 1-5
    • Tyson Lewis. Utopia and Education in Critical Theory, pages 6-17
    • Daniel Cho. Thanatos and Civilization: Lacan, Marcuse, and the death drive, pages 18-30
    • Richard Kahn. The Educative Potential of Ecological Militancy in an Age of Big Oil: towards a Marcusean ecopedagogy, pages 31-44
    • Richard Van Heertum. Marcuse, Bloch and Freire: reinvigorating a pedagogy of hope, 45-51
    • Tammy Shel. On Marcuse and Caring in Education, pages 52-60
    • Clayton Pierce. Groundwork for the Concept of Technique in Education: Herbert Marcuse and technological society, pages 61-72
    • Dolores Calderón. One-Dimensionality and Whiteness, pages 73-82
      Ajit K. Pyati. Critical Theory and Information Studies: a Marcusean infusion, pages 83-89
    • Saru Matambanadzo. Fumbling toward a Critical Legal Pedagogy and Practice, 90-95
    • These papers may have been the basis of the 48-page 2008 brochure:
      Douglas Kellner, Tyson E. Lewis, Clayton Pierce, On Marcuse (Sense Publishers, 2008)(google books page)
    • There is also a 2009 book with this title, see below.
  • 2006: Doðan Barýþ Kýlýnç (Dogan Baris Kilinc),"Aesthetics in Herbert Marcuse: A Base for New Civilization" in a book called 'Aesthetics in Turkey' (Ankara: Sanart, 2006?), 499-506.
    • paper was presented for the author at the "Turkish Aesthetics Congress" in November, 2006.Honneth (ed.), Schluesseltexte, cover
  • 2006: Arnold Farr, "Democracy, Social Change, and One-Dimensionality: Reviving Marcuse," in: Logos 5.3(Fall 2006).
    • Review of Kellner (ed.), Marcuse's unpublished papers, vols. 1-3.
  • 2006: Peter Uwe Hohendahl, "Critical Theory and the Challenge of Totalitarianism," Telos (Summer 2006), 8-31.
    • Beginning, from Telos website: "Throughout the twentieth century the concepts of the totalitarian state and totalitarianism have functioned on a number of levels—political, moral, religious, and theoretical. The terms have been used in a variety of contexts in the political discourse, but also as more or less well-defined concepts for theoretical analysis. Although theorists have sometimes tried to keep these spheres entirely separate, such attempts have rarely been successful, since the walls between them have been porous. Clearly, the political and moral stakes have been too high to develop a purely theoretical and detached approach. The urge for a more elaborate theory, grounded..."
  • 2006: Axel Honneth (ed.), Schlüsseltexte der Kritischen Theorie (VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2006), 300 pages.
    • jacket text: "Der Band bietet einen umfassenden, einführenden Überblick über die etwa 80 wichtigsten Texte der Kritischen Theorie. Auf diese Weise gelingt eine verständliche und fundierte Einführung in die Kritische Theorie. Beitragsautoren sind u.a. Sighard Neckel, Rolf Wiggershaus, Werner Plumpe, Wolfgang Bonß und Martin Seel."
    • EUR 29,90 at
  • 2006: Beverly James, "Teaching Marcuse," in: Javnost-The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture 13:3(2006), 17-28. (doi)
    • Abstract: Herbert Marcuse’s 1964 classic, One-Dimensional Man, was required reading for that generation of scholars who came of age intellectually in the era epitomised by 1968. The most widely read of Marcuse’s sixteen major books, One-Dimensional Man led the New York Times to identify Marcuse as “the foremost literary symbol of the New Left.” Over the decades, however, with the dumbing down of American higher education and the commodification of learning, Marcuse fell out of favor. This article argues that One-Dimensional Man is highly relevant to the current generation of students and provides them with theoretical concepts for understanding contemporary problems.The trends Marcuse described in the 1960s have accelerated, so that his basic arguments are more relevant than ever for courses in news, advertising, and contemporary culture. Marcuse relies heavily on examples to advance his arguments, and this article demonstrates for his illustrations can easily be brought up to date. Following the author’s background notes on Marcuse and basic Marxist concepts, the article identifies five suggestive themes that can be drawn from the text to consider contemporary problems: true versus false needs, lack of class consciousness, alliance between government and business, militarism, and authoritarian language.
  • 2006: Peter-Erwin Jansen, "'Die Begierde nach Gesellschaft:' Aufschrei der Utopie, coverHerbert Marcuses Blick für die Unzulänglichkeiten staatlicher Utopien"
    • in: Marcus Hawel und Gregor Kritidis (eds.), Aufschrei der Utopie: Möglichkeiten einer anderen Welt (Hannover: Offizin Verlag, 2006), 33-47. 18,80 €
    • table of contents available on publisher's book page
    • 19 page pdf (473K) contains front matter and full 15 page essay (courtesy of Offizin Publishers--thank you!)
    • This essays contains a description of the information in Herbert's Stasi file (East German secret service); see pdf p. 9=p. 35
    • 18,80 € at
  • 2006: Herbert Marcuse, "Proust," published with note in Notes & Commentaries, in: Telos (Spring 2006), 168-171.
    • It is not known when Herbert wrote this.
    • From Telos website: "Due to the ambiguous relationship of love to the world, time is the sole immanent danger that retains its power over it.1 Time cures as much as it makes ill, and the cure is the feared outcome. Despite all breakthroughs out of normalcy, love belongs to the temps perdu. It succumbs to the damning judgment directed at this world. Yet the terrible sentence about the "paradis perdus," which are the only true paradise, avenges both itself and the lost time. The lost paradise is not the true one because somehow past desire [Lust] appears greater and clearer in memory than..."

2007 (back to top)

  • 2007: Stephen Brookfield, "Diversifying curriculum as the practice of repressive tolerance," in: Teaching in Higher Education 12:5-6(2007), 557-568. (doi)
    • Abstract: Diversifying curriculum is often assumed to be an unequivocal good in higher education—a way of opening up an educational conversation to include the widest possible diversity of perspectives and intellectual traditions. This democratic attempt to be open and inclusive springs from a humanistic concern to have all student voices heard, all experiences analyzed, and all viewpoints honored. Herbert Marcuse's concept of repressive tolerance stands directly against these sentiments. Marcuse argues that an alternative idea, concept or text can be inserted into a curriculum of familiar, mainstream materials in such a way that serves only to underscore the normality of the center while positioning the alternatives as exotic others. As a result, the attempt to diversify actually undercuts the serious consideration of diverse perspectives. This paper explores how this process occurs and suggests how it might be countered.
  • 2007: Alf Christophersen und Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (Hgg.), "Streit über John F. Kennedy: Ein kurzer Briefwechsel zwischen Paul Tillich und Herbert Marcuse," in: Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 14:2(Dec. 2007), 312-325. Published Online: 18/12/2007. (jpg of page 312; purchase $40 from deGruyter)
    Abstract: This small edition of previously unpublished correspondence between Paul Tillich and Herbert Marcuse dates from late 1962 until Tillich's death in October 1965. It provides a glimpse into a relationship in which the two left-leaning German intellectual émigrés debate responsible American social policy in the atomic age. Their common bonds (Frankfurt School, proximity of Harvard to Brandeis University, and personal ties) only partly bridge their perceived differences, and those of their spouses, Hannah and Inge, in a situation in which Marcuse stands as the more outspoken critic of the United States.
  • 2007: Rodney Fopp (University of South Australia), "Herbert Marcuse's 'Repressive Tolerance' and his Critics," in: Borderlands e-journal 6:1(2007), ca. 11 pages plus bibliography.
  • 2007: Elisa Hempel, "Begehren und Sexualität bei Michel Foucault und Herbert Marcuse," (Hauptseminararbeit, 2004, Potsdam), 26 pages (Grin Verlag; google books preview)
  • 2007: Tim B. Müller, "Die gelehrten Krieger und die Rockefeller-Revolution: Intellektuelle zwischen Geheimdienst, Neuer Linken und dem Entwurf einer neuen Ideengeschichte," in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 33:2 (2007), 198-227 (400k pdf)

  • 2007 Juliane Scholz, "Herbert Marcuse:'der eindimensionale Mensch' Abschnitt 1: Die neuen Formen sozialer Kontrolle" (Grin Verlag, 2007, Leipzig), 13 pages (Grin Verlag; google books preview)
    Herbert Marcuses Werk „Der eindimensionale Mensch“ war 1964, als es in den USA erschien, eine Art Stichwortgeber für die aufkommende Studentenbewegung und die folgende 68er Generation Linksintellektueller. Inmitten des kalten Krieges konstatiert Marcuse eine Welt voller Destruktionsmittel, die aber im Zuge der Produktion und Konsumtion ein falsches, glückliches Bewusstsein in den Menschen hervorrufen, welche wichtige historische sowie ökonomische Zusammenhänge der Gesellschaft untergraben und verschleiern. Bevor eine genauere hermeneutisch- interpretative Betrachtung des ersten Kapitels folgt, möchte ich auf biographische sowie ideengeschichtlich bedeutsame Einflüsse für das Werk eingehen.


2008 (back to top)

  • 2008 French: Francis Dupuis-Déri, "Herbert Marcuse altermondialiste?" in: Variations: Revue internationale de theorie critique 11(Spring 2008), p. 61-81. (archive copy)
  • 2008: Espen Hammer, "Marcuse’s critical theory of modernity," Philosophy and Social Criticism 34:9(November 2008).
  • 2008: Jeremiah Beall Hendren, Two-dimensional man: radical subjectivity in the early Marcuse (Harvard University, 2008), 216 pages (google books reference)
  • 2008: Kellner, Lewis, Pierce On MarcuseDouglas Kellner, Tyson E. Lewis, Clayton Pierce, On Marcuse: Critique, Liberation, and Reschooling in the Radical Pedagogy of Herbert Marcuse (Sense Publishers, 2008), 48 pages.
    • $20/12 at amazon: Herbert Marcuse was one of the most important and renowned philosophers of the 20th century. His thought and his involvement in global student movements played a decisive role in transforming the political landscape of the 60's and 70's in the United States. For many he is remembered as the father of the so-called New Left, a figure who represented theoretical clarity through the fog of war, counterrevolution, and the repression of freedom in advanced industrial society. Yet how did such an influential and powerful thinker interpret the role of education during the turbulent period in which he lived? On Marcuse: Critique, Liberation, and Reschooling in the Radical Pedagogy of Herbert Marcuse seeks to offer ground-breaking answers to this question. Despite his well known relationship with radical student activism, very little has been written on Marcuse's educational philosophy or its connection with his larger critical theory. Drawing on never-before-published archival materials including lectures dating from 1968-1975, this volume presents a definitive overview of Marcuse's educational legacy and its relevance for the contemporary moment. On Marcuse systematically lays out how Marcuse continues to be an important theorist for understanding themes such as educational standardization, critical and dialectical thought, democratic schooling, and the distinction between schooling for social needs and schooling for liberation and health. By situating Marcuse's dialectical analysis of the progressive and conservative trends in schooling within an overall critique of one-dimensional society, this volume demonstrates the importance of the theme of education for Marcuse's overall critical theory and political project. Critical theorists of education, Marcuse scholars, educators, and students will be struck by the unmistakable accuracy of Marcuse's diagnosis of education in one-dimensional society and his challenges for a democratic reconstruction of education. Hence, On Marcuse provides us with not only timely theoretical tools and concrete pedagogical strategies for combating educational sickness caused by one-dimensional society, but also hope in the revolutionary potentials of "reschooling."
    • google books page:
      On Marcuse provides us with not only timely theoretical tools and concrete pedagogical strategies for combating educational sickness caused by one-dimensional society, but also hope in the revolutionary potentials of "reschooling."
  • 2008: Drew Milne, "Marcuse on Sartre," in: Modern Critical Thought: An Anthology of Theorists, Writing on Theorists (2008), pages 104–126.
  • 2008 Italian: Massimo Scaligero, Opere sociali. Hegel Marcuse Mao. Rivoluzione. Lotta di classe e karma (Tilopa, 2008), 359 pages (google books reference)
  • 2008: Uri Zilbersheid, "The Utopia of Herbert Marcuse" Part 1 Critique 36:3(2008), 403-419. (doi) [see 2009 for part 2]
    • Abstract: Herbert Marcuse, the prominent intellectual leader of the student movement in the 1960s, is undoubtedly one of the greatest utopians in modern times. For him utopianism was not so much an unrealistic socioeconomic or political vision of a future society, but rather a vision which breaks radically with the prevailing social thinking, including its ‘visions’ of future society. The ‘end of utopia’ is the realization of a possible social utopia. In developing his utopia—in Soviet Marxism, Eros and Civilization, Psychoanalyse und Politik, Gespräche mit Herbert Marcuse, and other works—Marcuse drew upon the Marxian idea of abolition of labor. Marx himself seems to have retreated from this idea. As the other ‘abolitions’, i.e. the abolition of private property (exploitation) and the abolition of the state, are predicated upon the abolition of labor, this also means a retreat, at least partially, form the theory of liberation from all forms of exploitation and domination. Marcuse resumed the centrality of the abolition of labor in the non-exploitative society: ‘It is identical with the transition from capitalism to socialism, if socialism is defined in its most utopian terms: namely, among others, as the abolition of labor…that is to say, life as an end in itself.’ In reviving the Marxian idea of abolition of labor Marcuse ‘eroticized’ non-instrumental production (non-labor production). For him, erotic activity, in a broad sense, was identical with non-instrumental activity. He viewed the pleasure principle in Freud's theory as a principle that stands for non-instrumental activities and non-instrumental society in general. Socialism is all but turning again this principle (which had also appeared in ancient hedonistic socio-philosophical streams) that has been suppressed in the course of human history, into the new basis of society. Thus, productive activity would become play, or sensuous artistic activity. This new, sensuous activity (sensuous, ‘erotic’ non-labor) would become pivotal in the new, non-exploitative social relations, also envisaged as ‘feminist socialism’. The student movement and the New Left were not always aware of the radical, utopian nature of the vision of their intellectual ‘father’—a vision, which also involved the transformation of technology into ‘convergence of technique and art’.

2009 (back to top)

  • 2009 BrazilRevista Cult no. 127 cover: CULT no. 127 is a special issue about Herbert (journal issue page).
    (Thanks to Robespierre de Oliveira for this link.)
    • ARTIGO "Tecnologia e Política em Marcuse"
      A crítica de Marcuse à suposta neutralidade da ciência exige ao mesmo tempo a concepção de uma “nova humanidade” Marilia Mello Pisani As reflexões de Herbert Marcuse sobre as...
    • ARTIGO "Da cultura afirmativa à subjetividade criativa"
      Um breve panorama das reflexões estéticas de Marcuse Rodrigo Duarte A reflexão sobre as artes sempre teve destaque na obra filosófica de Marcuse, o que atesta o tema de sua tese de...
    • ARTIGO "O filósofo refratário"
      As apropriações da obra de Marcuse no Brasil pertencem ao processo de abertura intelectual do país Jorge Coelho Soares Refratários são os sujeitos que ninguém consegue sujeitar. Mal vistos à...
      ARTIGO "Viver bem, viver melhor"
      A releitura da filosofia na formação da teoria crítica aponta para a transformação utópica – e possível – da realidade social Robespierre de Oliveira Herbert Marcuse escreveu, em...
    • ENSAIO "A educação pela revolução"
      O que distingue o pensamento de Marcuse é o modo pelo qual democracia e revolução permanecem vinculadas Wolfgang Leo Maar A motivação política é permanente no pensamento de Marcuse. O que lhe...
  • 2009Farr 2009 book, cover: Arnold L. Farr, Critical Theory and Democratic Vision: Herbert Marcuse and Recent Liberation Philosophies (New York: Lexington Books, 2009).
  • 2009: James Gordon Finlayson, "Morality and Critical Theory: On the Normative Problem of Frankfurt School Social Criticism," Telos (Spring 2009), 7-41.
    • Not explicitly about Herbert, but according to the Telos search engine, he is mentioned several times.
  • 2009 Missy Ford, A Meaningful Understanding of Gree Speech Today: Mill, Marcuse, and a Critical Theory Perspective on Tolerance in the 21st Century (Wellesley College, 2009), 66 pages (google books reference)
  • 2009: Christian Garland, "In-Against-and-Beyond: Negativity, Autonomy, and Class Struggle," in Logos 8:2(2009). This review of an edited collection about Adorno briefly mentions Herbert as one of the few members of the Frankfurt School who was successful, and his concept "repressive desublimation."
  • 2009: Paul Gottfried, Encounters: My Life with Nixon, Marcuse, and Other Friends and Teachers (Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2009), 220pages. UCSD: E748.G68 A3 2009
  • 2009: Peter-Erwin Jansen, "Etablierung im Exil: Herbert Marcuse und Leo Löwenthal in Amerika" (14 page pdf). Essay in the the Frankfurt Jewish Museum's 2009 exhibition catalog about the Frankfurt School: Die Frankfurter Schule und Farnkfurt: Eine Rückkehr nach Deutschland (Wallstein/Jüdisches Museum, 2009), 264-277.
  • Douglas Kellner (ed), cover of Marcuse's Challenge for EducationMarcuse's Challenge to Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), 257 pages. ($70 & searchable on amazon; google books page)
    • A collection of unpublished lecture notes (1968, 1975) by Marcuse as well as essays by scholars who have explicated his theories, examines Herbert Marcuse’s ground-breaking critique of education as well as his own pedagogical alternatives.This compilation provides an overview of the various themes of Marcuse’s challenges to traditional education and connections with ideas of other radical thinkers ranging from Bloch and Freire to Freud and Lacan.
    • Table of Contents
      1. Introduction by Douglas Kellner, Tyson Lewis, and Clayton Pierce)
      2. Brooklyn College 1968 Lecture on Education by Herbert Marcuse)
      3. 1975 Berkeley Lecture on Higher Education and Politics by Herbert Marcuse)
      4. Biopower and Play: Contemporary Reflections on Herbert Marcuse and Education (by Tyson Lewis)
      5. Thanatos and Civilization: Lacan, Marcuse, and the Death Drive (by K. Daniel Cho)
      6. For a Marcusian Ecopedagogy (by Richard Kahn)
      7. Marcuse, Bloch, and Freire: Reinvigorating a Pedagogy of Hope (by Richard Van Heertum)
      8. The Dialectic of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Ethics of Caring (by Tammy Shel)
      9. Democratic Science and Technology with Marcuse and Latour (by Clayton Pierce)
      10. Herbert Marcuse, Critical Race Theory & Multicultural Education: Transformative Educational Practices (by Dolores Calderon)
      11. Critical Theory and Information Studies: A Marcusean Infusion (by Ajit Pyati)
      12. Toward a Critical Legal Pedagogy: Using Herbert Marcuse to Examine and Reform Legal Education (by Sara Matambanadzo)
      13. Marcuse and the New Culture Wars: Campus Codes, Hate Speech, and the Critique of Pure Tolerance (by Charles Reitz)
      14. Herbert Marcuse and the Humanities: Emancipatory Education vs. Predatory Capitalism (by Charles Reitz
    • contents & blog by Ralph Dumain re: chap. 9
  • 2009: Alice Lanzke, “Herbert Marcuse: Ikone der Studentenbewegung,” Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, July 17, 2009. (illustrated article, no audio)
  • 2009: Giovanni Pasquali and Dzintars Kalnins: "Masturbation* or Practical Consciousness–Raising? Rudi Dutschke's Way to Democracy." 31 page paper written for a course on Modern Social Theory taught by Prof. Martin Nonhoff at the University of Bremen in Germany in Fall 2009.
    • The author writes the following in an email in May 2010: "The work has been drawn up by Giovanni Pasquali and Dzintars Kalnins as a requirement for the Master in International Relations and Global Governance at the University of Bremen.
      It is mainly based on Marcuse's thought and Dutschke's interpretation with regard to the concept of democracy and the meaning that it assumed among the student movements in the 60's and 70's."
    • The *asterik* in the title refers to the following note: "Dutschke uses the concept to refer to how capitalistic system reproduces itself through maneuvers (that involves all “domains of the social life”, starting from production to consumption), which are aimed at preventing the rise of consciousness (and thus civil/political participation in society) of human beings. (Dutschke, Rudi (1968d): Masturbation ou prise de conscience pratique, In: Dutschke, Rudi (1968): Ecrits Politiques. Evreux (Eure): Christian Bourgois, éditeur).
  • 2009: Charles Reitz, "Marcuse In America � Exile as Educator: Deprovincializing One-Dimensional Culture in the U.S.A," in: Fast Capitalism 5.2(2009), online journal.
  • 2009 Italian: Luca Scafoglio, Forme della dialettica: Herbert Marcuse e l'idea di teoria critica [Forms of Dialectic. Herbert Marcuse and the Idea of Critical Theory] (Manifestolibri., 2009). (€ 23 at la Feltrinelli) (google books reference)
    • Luca also translated the essays in Herbert's posthumous unpublished papers edited by R. Laudani: Marxismo e nuova sinistra, and La società tecnologica avanzata (Manifestolibri, 2007 and 2008).Schwandt, cover
    • See also Luca's 2005 dissertation, above.
  • 2009: Martin Schwandt, Kritische Theorie: Eine Einführung (Schmetterling Verlag, 2009, 2nd ed. 2010), 240 pages, 10 Euro ( page)
    • Brief introduction on critical theory for beginners and non-academics. The book is centered around a comparison of the concepts of political intervention / political action of Theodor W. Adorno and Herbert Marcuse. It is one in a small series of introductions to political theory.
  • 2009: Uri Zilbersheid, "The Utopia of Herbert Marcuse, Freudianism," Part 2 Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory 37:1(2009), 81-98. (doi) [see 2008 for part 1]
    • Abstract: In the first part of the article we discussed the Marxian idea of abolition of labor, i.e. its centrality in Marx's first vision of communism and Marx's retreat from this idea in his late writings, and the resumption of this idea by Herbert Marcus, who turned it into the basis of liberation from all forms of exploitation and domination in his own teachings. In reviving the Marxian idea of abolition of labor Marcuse ‘eroticized’ non-instrumental production (non-labor production). In his mature teachings, erotic activity, in a broad sense, is identical with non-instrumental activity. He viewed the pleasure principle in Freud's theory as a principle that stands for non-instrumental activities and non-instrumental society in general. Freud's theory of culture actually describes the rise and triumph of non-erotic, instrumental society dominated by the reality principle. Socialism would turn again the pleasure principle (which also appeared in ancient hedonistic socio-philosophical streams) that has hitherto been suppressed in the course of human history, into the new basis of society. Thus, productive activity would become play, or sensuous artistic activity. This new, sensuous activity (sensuous, ‘erotic’ non-labor) would become pivotal in the new, non-exploitative social relations, also envisaged as ‘feminist socialism’.
  • 2009 Italian: Eduardo Socha, Marcio Seligmann-Silva, Escola de Frankfurt: Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse (Editora Bregatini, 2009), 50 pages (google books citation)
  • 2009: Hanning Voigts, Entkorkte Flaschenpost: Herbert Marcuse, Theodor W. Adorno und der Streit um die neue Linke (Munster: LIT Verlag, 2009), 197 pages (google books preview)
  • 2009: Wheatland book coverThomas P. Wheatland, The Frankfurt School in Exile [: A Transatlantic Odyssey from Exile to Acclaim] (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).
    • In addition relevant discussions throughout the book, chapter 8 is titled "Marcuse's Mentors: The American Counterculture and the Guru of the New Left"
    • Review by Douglas Kellner in: Fast Capitalism 5.2(2009).
    • Rezension von Detlev Claussen in: H-Soz-u-Kult (Dec. 22, 2009). Excerpt:
      "Hier [at Brandeis] lernte Marcuse neue Studenten unterschiedlichster politischer Couleur kennen, die ihn und seine Freunde zu Beginn der 1960er-Jahre zur fulminanten Stellungnahme gegen �Repressive Toleranz� veranlassten. Die an der Brandeis University gehaltene Rede bezieht sich auf die Bürgerrechtsbewegung, die gegen massiven Druck lokaler Behörden endlich im Süden die Bürgerrechte für alle Amerikaner durchsetzen wollte."
    • New Books in History interview, June 2009
    • Minnesota Press page
    • $35 at, page has blurbs
  • 2009: Eva-Maria Ziege, Antisemitismus und Gesellschaftstheorie: Die Frankfurter Schule im amerikanischen Exil (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2009)[2008 Habilitation at Potsdam University].
    • Abstract of review by John Abromeit (full text at Sage's Theory Culture and Society, 30:1(Jan. 2013), 140-151:
      Ziege’s book focuses primarily on the two main empirical studies carried out by Max Horkheimer’s Institute of Social Research during its exile in the United States in the 1940s: a relatively unknown and never-published study of anti-Semitism among American workers and the much better known, five-volume Studies in Prejudice. Ziege poses and successfully answers the question of why the Institute began to focus more on empirical studies and anti-Semitism in the 1940s. Her thorough archival research illuminates as never before the Institute’s relations to the main organizations that funded its ambitious empirical projects during this time: the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Labor Committee. She also provides the richest existing account of how the experience of American exile affected the Institute’s theoretical premises and empirical work. By distinguishing between the Institute’s ‘esoteric’ theoretical assumptions, which maintained a large degree of continuity with its earlier work, and a willingness to work at the ‘exoteric’ level with many scholars who didn’t share these assumptions, Ziege explains how the Institute made certain concessions to mainstream American academic culture without ever abandoning the radical intentions of Critical Theory.

2010 (back to top)

  • 2010: John Abromeit, "The Limits of Praxis: The Social-Psychological Foundations of Theodor Adorno’s and Herbert Marcuse’s Interpretations of the 1960s Protest Movements," in: Belinda Davis et al (eds.), Changing the World, Changing Oneself: Political Protest and Collective Identities in West Germany and the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s (Berghahn, 2010), chapter 2. E183.8.G3 C347 2010
  • 2010: John Abromeit, "Left Heideggerianism or Phenomenological Marxism? Reconsidering Herbert Marcuse's Critical Theory of Technology," in: Constellations 17:1(March 2010), 87–106. (20 page pdf)
  • 2010: Rodney Fopp, "'Repressive Tolerance': Herbert Marcuse’s Exercise in Social Epistemology," in: Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy 24:2(2010), 105-122. (doi)
    • Abstract: When Herbert Marcuse’s essay titled “Repressive tolerance” was published in the mid-1960s it was trenchantly criticised because it was anti-democratic and defied the academic canon of value neutrality. Yet his argument is attracting renewed interest in the 21st century, particularly when, post 9/11, the thresholds or limits of tolerance are being contested. This article argues that Marcuse’s original essay was concerned to problematise the dominant social understandings of tolerance at the time, which were more about insisting that individual citizens tolerate government policy than governments encourage debate and dissent. The article shows how Marcuse attempted to demonstrate the social production of knowledge about tolerance, and how he diagnosed the social function performed by “impartiality” and “relativism,” and by “neutrality” and “objectivity,” which contributed to tolerance being repressive. In the sense that he was concerned about what counted socially as tolerance, and how it was socially defended and justified, his article can helpfully be conceived as an exercise in social epistemology.
  • 2010: Giacomo Francini, "Die Frage nach der Technik von Martin Heidegger und die technologische Rationalität nach Herbert Marcuse: Die Ansichten zweier kontroverser Wissenschaftskritiker" (Studienarbeit, 2009, Zurich), 15 pages (Grin Verlag page; google books preview)
  • 2010: Dimitri Ginev, "Levinas, Benjamin, Agamben, Marcuse The Erotic Attitude Toward Nature and Cognitive Existentialism," in: Telos 152(Fall 2010), 145-160.
    • Editorial: "Dimitri Ginev takes a new look at Herbert Marcuse's search for a new science, and he shows how the development of non-instrumental, dialogic, and erotic relations to nature, especially in contemporary ecosystems ecology, inherits Marcuse's utopian search. We should however also ask what resonates between the hermeneutic critique of science and the hesitations on the part of religion toward the scientific worldview. Such a connection, between religion and other critiques of science, is hardly counterintuitive."
    • Excerpt: "I. Marcuse's "New Science": In his celebrated critique of "technological rationality," Herbert Marcuse pleads for a "new science" in which an "erotic" attitude toward nature would permit the entities of the natural world to transform in such a manner that they become free to be what they are. Following this line of reasoning in Eros and Civilization, he reaches the conclusion: "To be what they are they depend on the erotic attitude: they receive their telos only in it."1 In addition, the erotic attitude will reveal aesthetic qualities inherent in nature. This view implies a revolutionary change..."
    • pdf of full text available for $5 at telos website
  • 2010 Molly Hite, "'Fun Actually Was Becoming Quite Subversive': Herbert Marcuse, the Yippies, and the Value System of 'Gravity's Rainbow'," in: Contemporary Literature 51:4 (Winter 2010), pp. 677-702.
  • Richard V. Kahn, Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, and Planetary Crisis: The Ecopedagogy Movement (New York: Peter Lang, 2010) has extensive discussions of Herbert's work over 36 namings (according to a google books search). Here's a sample:
    p. 22: "Recently, Latin American tehorists of ecodedagogy have begun to connect their work to the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse *Magelhaes, 2004; Delgado, 2005) ... . As recent critical readers on marcuse assert (Kellner, Lewis, Pierce & Cho, 2008; Abromeit & Cobb, 2004), ecological politics were an important aspect of Marcuse's revolutionary critique, and he should be considered a central theorist of the relationship between advanced capitalist society and the manifestation of ecological crisis."
  • 2010 Thomas Marx, Herbert Marcuse, die Triebstruktur, die Gesellschaft und die 68er Bewegung [2006 Seminararbeit, Jena] (Grin Verlag, 2010), 16 Seiten (Grin Verlag page; google books preview)
  • 2010 Tim B. Müller,Mueller, Krieger und Gelehrte Krieger und Gelehrte: Herbert Marcuse und die Denksysteme im Kalten Krieg (Hamburger Edition, 2010), 736 Seiten
    • EUR 35/25 at
    • Perlentaucher page summarizes a 24 Sept. 2010 review in Frankfurter Rundschau by Rolf Wiggershaus, titled "Dialektik der Aufklärung"
    • review by Detlef Claussen,"Herbert Marcuse als CIA-Agent," (TAZ, Feb. 8, 2011). Claussen likes Müller's reading of Herbert's 1950s books (Reason & Rev; Eros & Civ; Soviet Marxism), but says he misinterprets the CIA connection in order to sensationalize it.
    • Jacket text: "Was haben linke Intellektuelle wie Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer und Franz Neumann mit den amerikanischen Geheimdiensten zu tun? Anfang der 1940er Jahre nimmt eine Gruppe linksintellektueller Emigranten zusammen mit ihren amerikanischen Kollegen, u.a. den Historikern Stuart Hughes und Carl Schorske oder dem Soziologen Barrington Moore, ihre Arbeit für den amerikanischen Kriegsgeheimdienst, das Office of Strategic Services (OSS), auf. Der demokratische Sozialismus der Emigranten verbindet sich mit dem Linksliberalismus der "New Deal"-Denker, was sich zu Beginn des Kalten Krieges in Forschungs- und Strategiepapieren niederschlägt, die im US-Außenministerium gegen die Blockkonfrontation opponieren und für eine Entspannungspolitik optieren. Am Anfang geht es um das nationalsozialistische Deutschland, nach Kriegsende weitet sich der Einsatz auf das gesamte Europa und die Sowjetunion aus. Die Arbeit der linken Denker findet Anerkennung, personelle Netzwerke entstehen. Sie erschließen der Gruppe im Kalten Krieg institutionelle Ressourcen, die ihnen entweder den Weg in die universitäre Welt der Vereinigten Staaten bahnen oder die Fortsetzung ihrer Forschung unter dem Schirm der Rockefeller-Stiftung ermöglichen, häufig in verdeckter oder offener Kooperation mit dem State Department und auch der CIA. Sind vielleicht sogar Kontinuitäten zwischen Marcuses geheimdienstlicher Gegnerforschung und seiner Kritik der westlichen Moderne, die er seit Beginn der 1960er Jahre radikalisierte, zu entdecken?"
  • 2010 Portuguese: Robespierre de Oliveira, "A dialética da libertação: contracultura e sociedade unidimensional," in: CULT (Nov. 17, 2010)Vaccaro coverOrigenes de Teoria Critica
  • 2010 Spanish: Jose Manuel Romero, H. Marcuse y los origenes de la teoria critica/ H. Marcuse and the Origins of Critical Theory: Contribuciones a una fenomenologia del materialismo historico(1928) sobre la filosofia concreta(1929)/ Contributions to a Phenomenology of Historic (Plaza y Valdes Editores, 2010), 164 pages. (google books page)
  • 2010: Christopher Swift, "Herbert Marcuse on the New Left: Dialectic and Rhetoric," in: Rhetoric Society Quarterly 40:2(26 March 2010), 146-171.
    • Abstract: Herbert Marcuse's relationship to the student-activists of the 1960s not only required a different form of discourse from that of his colleague, Theodor W. Adorno, but also indicated the range of conditions that govern political discourse in the academy. Whereas Adorno restricted his political activity almost exclusively to the pursuit of dialectical theory, Marcuse's insistence upon speaking to audiences of activists occasioned a contemporary manifestation of ancient debates over the discursive forms of rhetoric and dialectic. This essay analyzes two different kinds of discourses: (1) a dialectical conversation between Marcuse and Adorno, and (2) a rhetorical address that Marcuse presented to activists. Taken together, these texts reveal the dependence of the academy on more than one form of discourse and suggest that even under our contemporary circumstances, the ancient categories of rhetoric and dialectic continue to operate as counterparts.
  • 2010 Italian: G. Battista Vaccaro, Antropologia e utopia. Saggio su Herbert Marcuse (Mimesis, 2010)
  • 2010: Hanning Voigts, Entkorkte Flaschenpost: Herbert Marcuse, Theodor W. Adorno und der Streit um die Neue Linke (Berlin: Lit, 2010), 197 pages, bib. pp. 185-197.
  • 2010: Emil Walter-Busch, Geschichte der Frankfurter Schule : kritische Theorie und Politik ( München: Fink, 2010), 262 pages, bib. pp. 245-255.

2011 (back to top)

  • 2011: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation [electronic resource] Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979 (London/New York : Routledge, 2011).
  • 2011: Frank Biess, "Gewalt der Toleranz, Toleranz der Gewalt: Herbert Marcuse: Repressive Toleranz (1965)," in: Gewalt und Gesellschaft: Klassiker modernen Denkens neu gelesen: Bernd Weisbrod zum 65. Geburtstag (Wallstein, 2011), 285-293. (5 page pdf)
  • 2011: Richard C. Box, "Marcuse Was Right: One-Dimensional Society in the Twenty-First Century," Administrative Theory & Praxis 33:2(2011), 169-191.
    • Abstract: The concept of one-dimensionality identified oppressive characteristics of societies in the 1960s, suggesting that they could intensify over time until few people are able to imagine alternatives. This concept and its related body of work are largely forgotten today, associated with a time and set of circumstances that have passed. This article argues that instead of disappearing, onedimensionality has matured and become commonplace, fulfilling Marcuse's vision of a society that lacks reflexive knowledge and capacity to change. The article describes three aspects of a onedimensional society—work, aggressiveness, and public affairs— and asks whether we are trapped in one societal dimension.
  • 2011: Charles Howard (chaplain at UPenn), Huffington Post blog entry "Angela Davis: Power to the Imagination" on Davis's keynote address at the 2011 International Herbert Marcuse Society Conference.
  • 2011: Jürgen Habermas, "Grossherzige Remigranten: Über jüdische Philosophen in der frühen Bundesrepublik. Eine persönliche Erinnerung," in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung (July 2, 2011) .
  • 2011: Nancy J. Holland, "Looking Backwards: A Feminist Revisits Herbert Marcuse's 'Eros and Civilization'," in: Hypatia 26:1 (Winter 2011), pp. 65-78. (14 page pdf)
    • Abstract: "This paper reconsiders Marcuse's Eros and Civilization from the perspective of Gayle Rubin's classic article "The Traffic in Women." The primary goals of this comparison are to investigate the social and psychological mechanisms that perpetuate the archaic sex/gender system Rubin describes under current conditions of post-industrial capitalism; to open possible new avenues of analysis and liberatory praxis based on these authors' applications of Marxist insights to cultural interpretations of Freud's writings; and to make clearer the role sexual repression continues to play in all forms of oppression, even in a public world seemingly saturated with sex."
  • 2011: George Katsiaficus, "Eros and Revolution" Paper Prepared for the Critical Refusals Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society Philadelphia, October 28, 2011. Available on the web at
  • book cover2011 Portuguese: Luis Gustavo Guadalupe Silveira (Brazil), Alienação artística: Marcuse e a ambivalência política da arte (Porto Alegre: Edipucrs, 2010), 144 pages.
    • The title translates as: Artistic Alienation: Marcuse and the Political Ambivalence of Art
    • Blurb: The ambivalent political nature of art, presented by Marcuse in texts spanning five decades of intellectual production (1937-1979), is the object of study of this book.
    • 2009 Master's thesis as 166 page pdf
    • B$ 20 at ABEU and at Livraria Cultura
    • Synopsis: 'Alienação artística' apresenta uma pesquisa que investiga a relação entre filosofia e arte nos escritos de Herbert Mascuse - autor cujo pensamento interliga teoria social, política, arte e práxis transformadora. Neste emaranhado teórico, sobressaem as reflexões estéticas. Como a arte poderia ser instância de crítica e negação da realidade ou mesmo de sua afirmação? O autor postula que essa questão só pode ser respondida ao se levar em conta o caráter 'alienador' da arte.Reitz & Spartan cover
  • 2011: Charles Reitz and Stephen Spartan, "Critical Work and Radical Pedagogy: Recalling Herbert Marcuse," 44pages; paper presented at the 2011 Critical Refusals conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society.
    • Reitz wrote in Oct. 2011: "This is a discussion document that can also be seen as supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement through critical analysis and by invoking some of Herbert Marcuse's most radical statements and ideas."
    • $15 on

2012 (back to top)

  • 2012: The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx, and Critical Theory, edited by Kevin B. Anderson, Russell Rockwell (Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2012), lix, 269 pages, includes bibliographical references and index. UCSD: JC233.M299 D86 2012
    • Part one. The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse correspondence, 1954-78: the early letters: debating Marxist dialectics and Hegel's absolute idea; Dunayevskaya's Marxism and freedom and beyond; on technology and work on the eve of Marcuse's One-dimensional man; the later correspondence: winding down during the period of the New Left
      Part two. The Dunayevskaya-Fromm correspondence, 1959-78: the early letters: on Fromm's Marx's concept of man and his socialist humanism symposium; dialogue on Marcuse, on existentialism, and on socialist humanism in Eastern Europe; on Hegel, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School in the period of Dunayevskaya's philosophy and revolution; the final letters: on critical theory and on Rosa Luxemburg, gender, and revolution
    • review by Bryant William Sculos in: Political Studies Review 12:2(May 2014), 249–250
  • 2012 Spanish: Luis Diego Fernandez, "El rescate de un hedonismo libertario," in Ideas
    • La reedición de tres obras clave de Herbert Marcuse expone el pensamiento de uno de los portavoces del “freudomarxismo”.
  • 2012: Christian Garland, "Negating that which Negates us: Marcuse, Critical Theory and the New Politics of Refusal," (forthcoming 2012/13) in Radical Philosophy Review. Version of paper presented as part of Panel 24: ‘Looting, Refusing, Negating, Embodying’, 'Critical Refusals’ Fourth Biennal Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society, University of Pennsylvania, 27-29 October 2011. (pdf)
  • 2012 Italian: Raffaele Laudani (ed.), Il nemico tedesco: Scritti e rapporti riservati sulla Germania nazista (1943-1945) by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kircheheimer (Bologna: Il mulino, 2012), 559 pages. Original English sources in Italian translation.
    • 2013 published by Princeton in English, see below.
  • 2012: Malcolm Miles, Herbert Marcuse: An Aesthetics of Liberation (London: Pluto, 2012), 194pp.
  • 2012 Internet: Glenn Wallis, "The Power of Negative Thinking," Nov. 12, 2012 post on
    • Glenn Wallis holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies from Harvard University. He is the author of Mediating the Power of Buddhas. From the text:
    • "One of the animating ideas of the non-buddhism critique is that contemporary x-buddhism persistently “denies its own promises and potentialities.” That phrase is from Herbert Marcuse’s 1960 essay “A Note on Dialectic.”* In this post, I will briefly present Marcuse’s notion of dialectical, or negative, thinking. Then, I will suggest ways that readers might use this analytical tool in their own encounters with x-buddhist teachers, literature, on-line sites and beyond."
      * The essay served as a preface to the revised edition of Marcuse’s Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory, originally published in 1941.

2013 (back to top)

  • 2013: Joseph Cunningham, "Praxis Exiled: Herbert Marcuse and the One Dimensional University," in: Journal of Philosophy of Education 47:4 (December 2013), 537–547, (11 page pdf).
    • Abstract: "Leading Frankfurt School theorist Herbert Marcuse possessed an intricate relationship with higher education. As a professor, Marcuse participated in the 1960s student movements, believing that college students had potential as revolutionary subjects. Additionally, Marcuse advocated for a college education empowered by a form of praxis that extended education outside the university into realms of critical thought and action. However, the more pessimistic facet of his theory, best represented in the canonical One Dimensional Man, now seems to be the dominant ideology in the contemporary college experience. With the rise of the corporate university, knowledge is commodified and praxis is supplanted by rampant consumerism.Once a haven for critical theory, the college experience has been overtaken by capitalism, substantially limiting the revolutionary potential for college students in favour of an institutionalised, one dimensional university."
  • 2013: Andrew Feenberg, "Marcuse's Phenomenology: Reading Chapter Six of One-Dimensional Man," in: Constellations 20:4 (December 2013), 604–614. (11 page pdf)
  • 2013: Andrew Feenberg, "Heidegger and Marcuse: On Reification and Concrete Philosophy," in: F. Raffoul and E. Nelson (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger (Bloomsbury Press, 2013), pp. 171-176. (12 pages on
  • Laudani 2013 cover2013: Raffaele Laudani (ed.), Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse & Otto Kirchheimer, foreword by Raymond Geuss (Princeton University Press, 2013), 704 pages. (PUP website with TOC & pdf of introduction; $40 at
    • Publisher's blurb: " During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime forerunner of the CIA. This book brings together their most important intelligence reports on Nazi Germany, most of them published here for the first time."
    • Review by John Bew in New Statesman & Society, Aug. 2013: "What do you get when you put three neo-Marxists from the Frankfurt School in the US's Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA? Some of the best analysis of Nazi Germany ever written, says John Bew."
    • Some of the reports by Herbert:
      2. POSSIBLE POLITICAL CHANGES IN NAZI GERMANY IN THE NEAR FUTURE: (August 10,1943) Herbert Marcuse Pages: 31-37
      3. CHANGES IN THE REICH GOVERNMENT: (August 20,1943) Herbert Marcuse Pages: 38-47
      6. GERMAN SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: (November 26,1943) Herbert Marcuse Pages: 74-92
      13. THE GERMAN COMMUNIST PARTY: (July 10, 1944) Herbert Marcuse Pages: 167-198
      14. THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF GERMANY: (September 1, 1945) Herbert Marcuse Pages: 199-226
      31. THE POTENTIALS OF WORLD COMMUNISM: (August 1,1949) Herbert Marcuse Pages: 591-610
    • Reviewed by Martin Woessner in Central European History 47:3(Sept. 2014)
  • 2013 Italian: Debora NeriDebora Neri, Torno così ai Beatniks: Immaginazione critica e rivolta nell'estetica dell'esistenza da Marcuse alla Beat Generation ['Thus I Return to the Beatniks: Critical Imagination and Revolt in the Aesthetics of Being from Marcuse to the Beat Generation'](Edizioni Tracce, 2013), 224 pages (Tracce book page).Neri 2013 book cover
    Google translate's version of the blurb on that site:
    "From the back cover: A clear, smooth, syntactically well-made text, and the success of the writing also depends on the type of interest from which the author was solicited and which is set out clearly in the conclusion: to rediscover a sense of "currency" and political, to the set of ideas that can be drawn from the convergence between the issues and Marcusian reactive anxieties and creativity of the Beat Generation. Marcuse's thought and experience of the three main representatives of the Beat movement were focused aspects that best lend themselves to communicate such different cultures, and the different portrait of Burroughs, Kerouac and Ginsberg are well written. Pages on bop writings, on interior jazz, are convincing, the theme of the aesthetics of spontaneity, of the inherently political vocation of art, is clearly a central focus. A good work, an example of "caught journalism", capable of restoring an overview of some important phenomena such as to urge readers to the need to know more. I imagine that for many young people today, reading a similar work would be much more profitable than that of a study with greater critical pretensions.
    - Nicola Auciello, Professor of History of Modern Philosophy, University of Salerno
    Debora Neri was born in Sulmona in 1982. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy in 2006 with a thesis titled " Existence in Sartre and Dostoevsky" and a Master's Degree in History of Philosophy in 2008 with the thesis One-dimensional Society and its Overcoming: A Comparison of the Positions of Herbert Marcuse and Jack Kerouac. This book is an extension and integration of her 2008 thesis. It combines the work of philosophical-historical research, which specifically engages the author (the thought of Herbert Marcuse), with a passion for the literature of American beat. Neri is currently working on a project to analyze the philosophical speculation of the young Marcuse and, specifically, his humanistic Marxism, through a critical examination of his texts from 1928 to 1941 in comparison with the works of thinkers who had the greatest impact on their formation, i.e. Marx, Hegel, Heidegger, Dilthey, Lukács and Korsch."
  • 2013: Geoff Pfeifer, "Marcuse, Herbert," in: The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
  • 2013: Charles Reitz (ed.), Reitz 2013 book coverCrisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren (Lexington Books, 2013), 332 pages. ($95 at amazon; $70 at oneclass [9/2013])
    • Publisher's webpage with Table of Contents
    • Blurb: This book "advances Marcuse scholarship by presenting four hitherto untranslated and unpublished manuscripts by Herbert Marcuse from the Frankfurt University Archive on themes of economic value theory, socialism, and humanism. Contributors to this edited collection, notably Peter Marcuse, Henry Giroux, Peter McLaren, Zvi Tauber, Arnold L. Farr and editor, Charles Reitz, are deeply engaged with the foundational theories of Marcuse and Marx with regard to a future of freedom, equality, and justice. Douglas Dowd furnishes the critical historical context with regard to U.S. foreign and domestic policy, particularly its features of economic imperialism and militarism. Reitz draws these elements together to show that the writings by Herbert Marcuse and these formidable authors can ably assist a global movement toward intercultural commonwealth. The collection extends the critical theories of Marcuse and Marx to an analysis of the intensifying inequalities symptomatic of our current economic distress. It presents a collection of essays by radical scholars working in the public interest to develop a critical analysis of recent global economic dislocations. Reitz presents a new foundation for emancipatory practice—a labor theory of ethics and commonwealth, and the collection breaks new ground by constructing a critical theory of wealth and work. A central focus is building a new critical vision for labor, including academic labor. Lessons are drawn to inform transformative political action, as well as the practice of a critical, multicultural pedagogy, supporting a new manifesto for radical educators contributed by Peter McLaren. The collection is intended especially to appeal to contemporary interests of college students and teachers in several interrelated social science disciplines: sociology, social problems, economics, ethics, business ethics, labor education, history, political philosophy, multicultural education, and critical pedagogy."
  • 2013: Federico Sollazzo, "Through Sartre and Marcuse: For a Realistic Utopia," in: Annals of Philosophy of the University of Craiova n. 31(2013), pp. 90-100. (cropped, archived pdf)
  • 2013: Federico Sollazzo, "Marcuse lettore de L'être et le néant di Sartre," in: Annals of Philosophy of the University of Craiova, n. 32(2013), pp. 41-51. (cropped, archived pdf) [Marcuse reads Sartre's On Being and Nothingness'--1943 book, see Wikipedia Being & Nothingness page]
  • 2013: Antje Wichtrey, Herbert Marcuse. Versprechen, dass es anders sein kann. Promise that it can be different; paintings, afterword by Peter-Erwin Jansen. Bilingual reprint of the one-of-a-kind art book by about Hebert Marcuse. (Frankfurt: Edition Boot, 2013), € 25 / $ 30. Artwork by Antje Wichtrey
    • The book can be purchased by contacting Peter-Erwin Jansen via email: petererwinjansen(a)
    • You can see 4 (of 15) double page spreads at Anthe Wichtrey's website.
    • The quotation text in this sample image reads:
      "Rationality is indeed an essential aspect of art: making present (re-present) that which is repressed, hidden, distorted - not as end in itself but as elements in the creation of the aesthetic universe--the universe of form. For it still holds true: form is the triumph over the destructive disorder, and order, the banning of fear."

2014 (back to top)

  • 2014: Ron Aronson, "Marcuse Today Fifty years later, 'One-Dimensional Man' is more prescient than its author could have imagined," in: Boston Review (Nov. 17, 2014). [about 10 printed pages]
  • 2014: Alberto Hijar, "Notes on Utopia and the Aesthetic Dimension," Third Text 28:3(2014), 322-330. (doi)
    • Abstract: This article addresses aesthetics in Latin America through an exploration of the meaning and impact of ideological theories proposed by thinkers including Karl Marx, Herbert Marcuse, Immanuel Kant and Sigmund Freud. It looks at the implications that these theories have for aesthetics as a critique of society and the potential of revolutionary utopian strategies to counter the capitalist law of value.
  • 2014: Brian O'Connor (University College Dublin), "Play, Idleness and the Problem of Necessity in Schiller and Marcuse," in: British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22:6(2014), 1095-1117. (doi)
    • Abstract: The central concern of this paper is to explore the efforts of Schiller's post-Kantian idealism and Marcuse's critical theory to develop a new conception of free human experience. That conception is built on the notion of play. Play is said to combine the human capacities for physical pleasure and reason, capacities which the modern world has dualized. Analysis of their respective accounts of play reveals its ambivalent form in the work of both philosophers. Play supports the ideal of ‘freedom from necessity’, understood as a release from all external constraint. But it also appears to serve as a model for ‘freedom as a higher necessity’. In the case of Schiller, the ambivalence encompasses idle play and an obligation to make ourselves worthy of freedom. For Marcuse, play represents a kind of libidinal idleness while also underpinning a non-alienated conception of labour.
  • 2014: Bradley J. Macdonald, "Marcuse, Herbert (1898–1979)," in: The Encyclopedia of Political Thought (2014)
  • 2014 Spanish: Alfredo Rocha de la Torre, "Herbert Marcuse: Entre Psicología y Filosofía" [Herbert Marcuse: Between Psychology and Philosophy], in: Límite. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Filosofía y Psicología 9:30(2014), pp. 25-34.
    • This contribution seeks to highlight the unitary nature of Herbert Marcuse’s critical-social reflection, pointing the way this German philosopher manages to integrate dialectically the Marxian theory of society with. The Freudian metapsychology, which is basically a clear example of a theory that has been developed in the form of an encounter between psychology and philosophy. To achieve this integration Marcuse recurs to the hidden orientation of psychoanalysis, which gets it near to its utopian social component and reveals also the ignorance of subjectivity that characterizes Marxism, leading it, thus, into dialogue with the Freudian Theory.
    • Rocha de la Torre is at the Universidad de Sanbuenaventura, Bogotá-Colombia
  • 2014: Stephen J. Whitfield, "Refusing Marcuse: 50 Years After One-Dimensional Man," in: Dissent (Fall 2014). [about 7 printed pages]
  • 2014: Nick Thorkelson, "The 50-Year-Old One-Dimensional Man," published on the Dissent blog, Nov. 2014. [4 page comic]

2015 (back to top)

  • 2015: Agnieszka Bates, "The ‘Great Refusal’? A Marcusian response to the Bright Blue vision of education in the ‘Big Society’," in: Journal of Educational Administration and History 47:4(2015), 350-366. (doi)
    • Abstract: The modernisation of education and other public services remains a major political objective of the current Coalition government in the UK. This paper focuses on Tory Modernisation 2.0, a blueprint for the second stage of the public sector reform produced by the Conservative pressure group, Bright Blue. From the critical theory perspective expounded by Herbert Marcuse, the Conservative vision of the ‘Big Society’ is a one-dimensional conceptualisation of social relations. In the guise of pragmatic, sensible prescriptions for how the institutions of society should be reformed, Tory Modernisation 2.0 advocates an acceleration of marketisation, which is both potentially destructive and irreversible. Against the backdrop of a bleak, one-dimensional society promoted by the Conservative Party, education has become a site of struggle between what Marcuse terms the dialectic of domination and the ‘Great Refusal’.
  • 2015: Shannon Brincat and Damian Gerber, "The Necessity of Dialectical Naturalism: Marcuse, Bookchin, and Dialectics in the Midst of Ecological Crises," in: Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 47:4(Sept. 2014), pages 871–893. (pdf)
    • Abstract: In the wake of ecological crises, there has been a resurgence of interest in the relation between dialectical thought and nature. The work of Herbert Marcuse and Murray Bookchin offers unique approaches to this question that remain highly relevant. In the first half of the article, we engage with Marcuse's application of the dialectical method in which he gestured to the “vital need” to push beyond the appearance of “the real” and yet lamented the loss of the ability for negative thinking to pierce the dominance of the “technical apparatus” that tied humanity to this “radical falsity”. Here, we suggest the need for a more holistic dialectical understanding of the social totality—one that is directly located within, and takes as foundational, the environmental conditions of human society. In the second half, we examine Murray Bookchin's conception of “dialectical naturalism” as a more thorough engagement with the human/nature relation that surpasses Marcuse's late engagements with ecologism. In particular, we offer critical reflections on the concept of “nature” in the contemporary ecology movement and illustrate how dialectical naturalism is capable of not only transcending dualistic conceptions of “man/nature” but in expanding our awareness of the potentialities of history along what Bookchin terms the “libertory pathways” to a restorative relation between human “second nature” and biological “first nature”. We posit that systemic, interconnected and accelerating ecological crises (climatic, biospheric and oceanic) form the objective and absolute contradiction of contemporary global social life that compels an awareness of the potentialities of an ecological society. Only through this awareness can we break through the reified “solutions” that have often plagued the ecology movement, bringing about the urgent social and ecological transformation that our species requires for its liberation and long-term survival.
  • 2015: Charles Reitz and Peter-Erwin Jansen (eds.) 1974 Paris lectures, coverParis Lectures at Vincennes University, 1974: Global Capitalism and Radical Opposition (CreateSpace editor publication, 2015), 142 pages. (contents) ($20 on CreateSpace; same price on amazon where you might get free shipping)
    • Blurb: "This volume advances Marcuse scholarship by presenting seven newly discovered, hitherto unpublished, lectures to students at Vincennes University, a branch of the Sorbonne. Marcuse's critical analysis focuses on core features of American society, its political economy, its culture, and the potential attainability of a free socialist future. These 1974 manuscripts were found in 2014 in the Marcuse archive at the University of Frankfurt by Peter-Erwin Jansen. Jansen and Charles Reitz edited and annotated the lectures for publication. Commentary by Sarah Surak, Detlev Claussen, and Douglas Kellner illuminates the historical context of Marcuse's theoretical perspective and his relevance to contemporary movements for social change."

2016 (back to top)

  • 2016: Special issue of New Political Science 38(4): "Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory, and Revolutionary Praxis" (doi)
    • Robert Kirsch & Sarah Surak, "Introduction," 455-464
    • Arnold L. Farr, Amahlia L. Perry-Farr & Louisa N. Perry-Farr, "Meeting report Conference Plenary: When Liberation Movements Become One-Dimensional: On Critical Theory and Intersectionality," 465-475.
    • Robert Kirsch, " Introduction: The Rationality of Philosophy Herbert Marcuse," 476-484
    • Brandon Absher, "Beyond the One-Dimensional University: A Marcusean Critique of Outcomes Assessment," pp. 485-500
    • Dean Caivano, Rodney Doody, Terry Maley & Chris Vandenberg, "Critical Pedagogy in the Neoliberal University: Reflections on the 2015 York University Strike through a Marcusean Lens," pp. 501-515
    • Bryant William Sculos & Sean Noah Walsh, "The Counterrevolutionary Campus: Herbert Marcuse and the Suppression of Student Protest Movements," pp. 516-532 (pdf)
    • Sarah Surak, "Displaying Garbage: Installations as Spaces of Domination and Resistance," pp. 533-546 (pdf)
    • Katherine E. Young, "Herbert’s Herbivore: One-Dimensional Society and the Possibility of Radical Vegetarianism," pp. 547-560. (pdf)
    • Nancy D. Wadsworth, " Are We the Walking Dead? Zombie Apocalypse as Liberatory Art," pp. 561-581
    • Silvio Ricardo Gomes Carneiro, "Marcuse: A Critic in Counterrevolutionary Times" Pages: 582-597 (pdf)
    • Aaron Major, Book review Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren Pages: 598-599
    • David Schultz, Book review The Dialectics of Liberation Pages: 600-602
    • Jeffery L. Nicholas, Book review Paris Lectures at Vincennes University, 1974: Global Capitalism and Radical Opposition Pages: 602-604
    • Douglas Kellner, Rapid communication Afterword Pages: 605-606
  • 2016: Julian Eagles, "The Situationists, Marcuse and the “Great Refusal” of the “Hopeless Cases”: The Socially Marginalized, Rebellion and Revolution," in: International Critical Thought (2016), 1-26. (doi)
    • Abstract: This article looks at two theories—developed (roughly speaking) during the same historical period (largely from the 1950s to the 1970s)—which deal with the issue of the socially marginalized, rebellion and revolution: that of the Situationist International and that of Herbert Marcuse. The article examines both the Situationists' and Marcuse’s thought as regards the social structure of advanced capitalist society and the prospects for “proletarian” revolution in the United States and Europe. Further, the article compares and contrasts the Situationists' and Marcuse’s ideas about revolution in the realm of culture. Finally, the article reflects on the relevance of Situationist and Marcusean ideas—concerning the “great refusal” of the “hopeless cases”—in the post-2008 period.
  • 2016: Casey Ryan Kelly, "Chastity for democracy: Surplus repression and the rhetoric of sex education," in: Quarterly Journal of Speech 102:4(2016), 353-375. (doi)
    • Abstract: Moving from opposition to participation, the Adolescent Family Life Act (1981) and the development of abstinence education marks the conservative movement's pivot to a rhetorical strategy of tolerance that enabled it to coopt the public culture of sex discourse. Working from Herbert Marcuse's theory of “surplus repression,” I argue that the New Right seized the liberationist argument for open public discourse about sexuality to sublimate libidinal desires into a national project of familial (re)productivity. The AFLA is significant in the rhetorical history of sex education because it demarcates the transition to a productive form of biopolitics that sought to manage sexuality by instrumentalizing rather than censuring bodily desire. Conservative sex talk illustrates how Eros—transgressive, creative, and erotic desires—is channeled into the discursive production of hyper-functional subjects invested in their own subjugation.
  • 2016: Andrew LamasLamas, Great Refusal, thumbnail of book cover, Todd Wolfson and Peter Funke (eds.), The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements (Philadelphia: Temple, 2016), 410 pages. ($40 at amazon, w/ preview)(pdf flyer).
    • The cover shows a sculpture of Sisyphus by the contemporary British sculptor Jane McAdam Freud, a great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud and the daughter of the painter Lucian Freud. (Jane McAdam Freud's wikipedia page)
    • Book mentioned and concept discussed over several paragraphs in the Jan. 20, 2017 New Yorker by Emily Eakin, "What Can Artists Accomplish by Saying No to Trump?" Eakin states: Marcuse "remains one of few contemporary thinkers to have articulated a political theory of refusal."
    • Book blurb: Herbert Marcuse examined the subjective and material conditions of radical social change and developed the “Great Refusal,” a radical concept of “the protest against that which is.” The editors and contributors to the exciting new volume The Great Refusal provide an analysis of contemporary social movements around the world with particular reference to Marcuse’s revolutionary concept.
      The book also engages—and puts Marcuse in critical dialogue with—major theorists including Slavoj Žižek and Michel Foucault, among others. The chapters in this book analyze different elements and locations of the contemporary wave of struggle, drawing on the work and vision of Marcuse in order to reveal, with a historical perspective, the present moment of resistance. Essays seek to understand recent uprisings—such as the Zapatistas in Mexico, the Arab Spring, and the Occupy movement—in the context of Marcuse’s powerful conceptual apparatus. The Great Refusal also charts contemporary social movements against global warming, mass incarceration, police brutality, white supremacy, militarization, technological development, and more, to provide insights that advance our understanding of resistance today.
    • Reviewed by Peter Seybold in: Socialism & Democracy 31:3(Nov. 2017), 164-167. 4p.
  • 2016: Malcolm Miles, "Eco-aesthetic dimensions: Herbert Marcuse, ecology and art," in Cogent Arts & Humanities 3:1(2016). (doi: pdf)
    • Abstract: In his last book, The Aesthetic Dimension (1978), Marcuse argued that a concern for aesthetics is justified when political change is unlikely. But the relation between aesthetics and politics is oblique: “Art cannot change the world, but it can contribute to changing the consciousness … of the men and women who could change the world.” (p. 33). Marcuse also linked his critique of capitalism to environmentalism in the early 1970s: “the violation of the Earth is a vital aspect of the counterrevolution.” (Ecology and Revolution, in The New Left and the 1960s, Collected Papers 3, 2005, p. 173). This article revisits Marcuse’s ideas on aesthetics and ecology, and reviews two recent art projects which engage their audiences in ecological issues: The Jetty Project (2014) by Wolfgang Weileder—which used recycled material and community participation to construct a temporary monument within a wider conservation project on the Tyne, N-E England—and Fracking Futures by HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen)—which turned the interior of the gallery at FACT, Liverpool, into what appeared to be a fracking site. The aim is not to evaluate the projects, nor to test the efficacy of Marcuse’s ideas, more to ask again whether art has a role in a shift of attitude which might contribute to dealing with the political and economic causes of climate change.
  • 2016: Bryant William Sculos & Sean Noah Walsh, "The Counterrevolutionary Campus: Herbert Marcuse and the Suppression of Student Protest Movements," in: New Political Science 38:4(2016), 516-532. (doi; pdf)
    • Abstract: With the recent surge of college protests against various forms of economic, political, social, and racial injustice, there have been persistent and pernicious reactions from other students, administrators and public figures that function to undermine the emancipatory impulses animating these demonstrations. The reactions are often justified under the banners of tolerance, chastising students to listen instead of protest. This article, focusing on Marcuse’s concepts of repressive toleration and counterrevolution, evaluates the reactionary responses to these events, as well as the critical potential of this fledgling student sensibility, a burgeoning refusal represented by protest events at American universities. We maintain that many of the calls for tolerance are actually demands for silence and belong to a wider counterrevolutionary phase of late capitalism observed by Marcuse. Bedrock liberties are dialectically inverted whereby speech and toleration are repressively deployed against demands for justice. This article concludes by arguing that it is crucial to the success of this resurgent sensibility for justice—and progress toward a radical socialist movement that coincides with the emancipatory vision of Herbert Marcuse—that the counterrevolutionary character of the responses are demystified.
  • 2016: Javier Sethness-Castro, Eros and Revolution: The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse (Leiden: Brill, 2016) ($28 on amazon)
    • Investigating the origins and development of Herbert Marcuse's dialectical approach vis-à-vis Hegel, Marx, and Freud as well as the central figures of the Frankfurt School, Sethness Castro chronicles the radical philosopher's lifelong activism. Beyond examining Marcuse's revolutionary life and contributions, the author contemplates the philosopher's relevance to contemporary struggles, especially with regard to ecology, feminism, and Anarchism.
    • Review by David Clark, "A New Marcusean Moment? A Review of Eros and Revolution: The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse," in: Capitalism Nature Socialism 28:4(Nov. 2017), 111-116. (pdf archive copy)
  • 2016: Federico Sollazzo, "The Marcusean Inheritance as a Possibility Not Yet Realized: From a Pre- to a Post-Technological Culture and Society," in «Polis», special issue: "The Contribution of Critical Theory in Understanding Society," F. Sollazzo ed. 4(2016), pp. 25-48.
  • 2016 German: Ziege, Eva-Maria, Review of Im Kampf gegen Nazideutschland: Die Berichte der Frankfurter Schule für den amerikanischen Geheimdienst 1943-1949. Herausgegeben von Raffaele Laudani. Aus dem Englischen von Christine Pries. Review By: Ziege, Eva-Maria. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Dec. 2016, p1-3.

2017 (back to top)

  • 2017: Richard J. Bernstein, "The Unresolved Problems of Late Critical Theory" (review), in: History & Theory 56:3(Sept. 2017), 418-432. 15p.
    • Abstract: Martin Jay's sweeping account of reason in Western philosophy provides the context for understanding the crisis that the Frankfurt School thinkers faced when they spoke of the 'eclipse of reason.' In the background of the thinking of the first generation of Frankfurt thinkers such as Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse is a hankering for a more substantive conception of reason that bears affinities with what Hegel called Vernunft (reason), which he contrasted with Verstand (understanding). According to Jay, the first generation of Frankfurt thinkers never quite succeeded in elaborating this substantive concept of reason and grew increasingly pessimistic in the face of the self-destruction of reason. Habermas sought to elaborate a communicative theory of rationality that did not fall into the misleading promises of Hegelian Vernunft but could nevertheless provide a normative basis for the critique of instrumental, strategic, and systems rationality-a normative basis for critical theory. Jay presents an extremely lucid account of Jürgen Habermas's theory of communicative rationality. He concludes by reviewing some of the outstanding problems and questions that have been raised about the adequacy and success of Habermas's project. I seek to do justice to the strengths and weaknesses of Jay's narrative, and I focus on a number of deep, unresolved issues that confront the future of critical theory in its attempt to develop an adequate conception of rationality. I also raise concerns about what precisely is distinctive about critical theory today.
  • 2017: Michael Bot, "Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse & Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity," (review), in: Political Theory. Oct2017, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p731-734. 4p.
  • 2017 Russian: E.A. САМАРСКАЯ, " ПОЛИТИЧЕСКИЕ ИДЕОЛОГИИ И ТЕХНИКА" [Political Ideologies and Technology], in: Journal of Philosophical Sciences / Filosofskie Nauki 2017, Issue 11, p22-39. 18p. Language: Russian.
    • Abstract: This article explores the analytical relations between traditional (these are termed “partial”) and “total” ideologies. Traditional ideologies originated in 18th-19th century Bourgeois revolutions; as such, they embody social and political aspirations of certain social groups (conservatism, liberalism, socialism). Those ideologies which we termed “total” are of technocratic type: they follow the route of progress and embrace those of etatist attributes which are appropriate to it. At present, partial ideologies are in crisis; the latter resulted from disintegration of the social entities which used to form the foundation of democratic states. “Total” ideologies undergo intensification insofar as technological progress continues; they may be anonymous (Jürgen Habermas “Technology and Science as Ideology”) or, otherwise, receive corresponding theoretical fulfillment. They may coexist with traditional ideologies and influence them or strive to supersede them. “Total” ideologies (they are epitomized by science and technology) are a cause of a heavy stress which oppresses people, deprives them of alternative thinking capacity insofar as the present state of society is concerned (Herbert Marcuse). The above mentioned themes are analyzed with reference to early technocratic theories (C.-A. Saint-Simon, A. Comte, A. Bogdanov), as well as to contemporary technocratic systems the authors of which (G. Ellul, K. Kastoriadis, A. Gorz), better than anybody, perceive the anonymous pressure of technology and administrative state
  • 2017: Patrick Duggan, "On the Radical Political Potential of Performance: Witnessing, Implication, and Ethics in Representations of the Northern Irish Dirty Protests and Hunger Strikes (1976–81)," in: Contemporary Theatre Review 27:4(2017), 445-461. 17p.
    • Abstract: Looking at the ‘dirty protests’ (1976–81) and hunger strikes (1981) that took place in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland, this essay recuperates Herbert Marcuse’s work in The Aesthetic Dimension(1978) to analyse the relations between radical protest and aesthetic figurings of those events in order to unpack the potential for art to act as a radical–if incremental–means with which to (re)position individual politics. The argument advances to propose that particular arts practices might not only offer a means through which to renegotiate understandings of the historical actual (in this instance almost from directly within the historical moment) but also to suggest a process by which art can be deployed as a mechanism for interrogating, remediating, and iteratively refiguring the politics of the real more broadly. That is, Marcusian theory alongside performance theory, provides a means to articulate the radical potential of art. The essay suggests a means not only of re-negotiating understandings of the historical actual but also a process by which art might be deployed as a mechanism for interrogating the politics of the Real more broadly. Analysing the protests alongside the under explored cultural objects of Peter Sheridan’s (unpublished) play Diary of a Hunger Strike and James Hamilton’s installation and painting The Citizen, this essay suggests that through confluence of meaning created between historical instance, representative art practice, and particular kinds of spectator engagement, art can have the radical potential to remediate experience of the social real towards a more complex, ethically charged politics of the Real.
  • 2017 Dutch/Afrikaans: Pieter Duvenage, "Filosofie as aktualiteitsinterpretasie. Marinus Schoeman as denker" [Philosophy as an interpretation of our times. Marinus Schoeman as thinker], in: Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe. Mar2017, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p7-21. (15p pdf)
    • Abstract: Marinus Schoeman completed a career spanning 42 years as a philosopher at the University of Pretoria. This contribution focuses on Schoeman's remarkable career as a kind of Socrates figure in a country where thinking is not always first on the agenda of philosophers. The contribution starts (part 1) ... In part 3 Schoeman's first major study on the Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse is given close attention. In this study Schoeman basically reconstructs Marcuse's position against the backdrop of Hegel's, Marx's, and Freud's contributions to our understanding of contemporary society. In Marcuse's version of Critical Theory, Marx's theory of class repression and Freud's instinctual theory is given a new twist, with less emphasis on the biological-determinist sketch of humankind's oppression. In his fascinating work, Eros and Civilization (1955), Marcuse is even hinting in the direction of a society with less repression despite the danger of the achievement principle in contemporary capitalism. Schoeman, though, has problems with Marcuse's sketch of such a repression-less society, especially with regard to new forms of repression needed to create greater freedom. Eventually, at the end of this early study, he sides, quite enigmatically, with the thinking of Heidegger and his mentor, Dreyer as alternative to Marcuse. In part 4 a critical evaluation of Schoeman's early reading of Marcuse is provided. The author commends Schoeman for his reading and critique of Marcuse, but still asks why Schoeman never furthered his interest in Marcuse as a member of the first generation of Critical Theory. The author is of the opinion that if Schoeman had expanded his criticism of Marcuse in the direction of the second generation of Critical Theory (Habermas and Honneth), he could have deepened and expanded his critique of Marcuse. Schoeman's further career is then sketched as a turning away from Critical Theory ...
  • 2017 Portuguese: Pamella Ferreira, "A Leitura Como fazer Crítico: O Potencial Emancipatório dos Clássicos à Partir de Marcuse, Thais Magalhães; de Albuquerque MarahÃo, Carolina Machado Saraiva," in: Nucleus 14:1(2017), 27-40. 14p.
    • Abstract: This work aims to contribute towards critical debate regarding the importance of reading the classics in the administration, since its instructional process directs you to an uncritical performance, functional to reduce the capital caregivers as a way to perpetuating the current economic system, while the classic will provide the denaturalization of reality as well as providing the administrators the use of subjective reason potential form at the expense of replicating knowledge techniques. To achieve these objectives, it presents the work: Ideology of Industrial Society: The One-Dimensional Man (1973) Herbert Marcuse as a classic can be an alternative that enables the flow of critical reflections on the subject, especially in students in management. Faced with complaints of Marcuse work together with factors that lead to the understanding of the importance of the classics, it is believed the reading of the work of Herbert Marcuse (1973) as a reading, a necessary rescue, since his work behaves as an alternative as a possibility to provide the denaturalization of the concrete universe, through historical mediations, triggering the critical supply and implying the appearance reflective, autonomous managers, able to deny the universe of things established, to promote qualitative transformation and especially in its constitution of subject ethical that will transform the fairest and equal for all.
  • 2017: Greg Foyster, "How artists can rewrite the climate story," in: Eureka Street 27:22(11/5/2017), p45-47. 3p. (pdf)
    • Abstract: The article discusses the use of art to depict social cause. Topics discussed include paper by Dr Samuel Alexander at Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute on use of art to reimagine culture, the critical theorist Herbert Marcuse and need to encourage artists to engage with the social and environmental issues.
  • 2017: David French, "Malign Marcuse," in: National Review 69:7(Apr. 17, 2017), 32-34. (pdf)
    • Abstract: The article profiles life and career of Herbert Marcuse, the German-American philosopher. It discusses his 1965 essay "Repressive Tolerance", which states capitalist democracies might show totalitarian aspects and has been criticized by the conservatives. Marcuse's views on rationality and genuine tolerance as oppose to repression and governance are elaborated.
  • 2017: 2017 Five New Lectures  Contents2017 Five New Lectures CoverPeter-Erwin Jansen, Sarah Surak and Charles Reitz (eds.); Herbert Marcuse, Transvaluation of Values and Radical Social Change: Five New Lectures, 1966-1976
    • Introduction by Terry Maley, commentary by Andrew Feenberg
    • (amazon $20).
    • Blurb: "Herbert Marcuse's lectures recently discovered in the Marcuse Archive Frankfurt on the growing emergence of a "new sensibility," and a"transvaluation of values" that since the Sixties has activated key sectors of U.S. society against: alienation, economic oppression, racial and gender inequality; and for: the radical rather than minimal goals of socialism."
  • 2017: Pauline Johnson, "In search of a leftist democratic imaginary: what can theories of populism tell us?" in: Journal of Political Ideologies. Feb2017, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p74-91. 18p.
    • Abstract: It might seem that Herbert Marcuse was right: leftist politics can no longer avoid the challenge of devising its own positive normative grounds. The neoliberal political rationality that is now hegemonic must be taken on by a new imaginary: radical, leftist and democratic. This article explores what major theories about new populism have to offer to a radical leftist attempt to reinvent itself. The regeneration of populist movements across the globe appears to offer signposts to guide a new radical politics. Yet I argue that populism is no ideologically empty mobilizing strategy able to be harnessed to all manner of political purposes. Embedded in its demagogic form are key presumptions about the character of democratic justification that collude with a neoliberal political project. Theories of new populism help us to shed light, instead, on the challenges that face the Left in its own self-reconstitution amidst liberal democratic crisis. Circumspection concerning the ideological load that is carried by a populist rendering of democratic politics needs to be united with an insight into how the rise of populism itself issues a warning about aspects of a social democratic past that cannot be reclaimed unchanged
  • 2017: David Kennedy, " An Archetypal Phenomenology of Skholé," in: Educational Theory 67:3(June 2017), 273-290. 18p. (pdf)
    • Abstract: In this essay David Kennedy argues that children represent one vanguard of an emergent shift in Western subjectivity, and that adult-child dialogue, especially in the context of schooling, is a key locus for the epistemological change that implies. Following Herbert Marcuse's invocation of a 'new sensibility,' Kennedy argues that the evolutionary phenomenon of neoteny - the long formative period of human childhood and the paedomorphic character of humans across the life cycle - makes of the adult-child collective of school a primary site for the reconstruction of belief. After exploring child-adult dialogue more broadly as a form of dialectical interaction between what John Dewey called 'impulse' and 'habit,' Kennedy identifies three key dimensions of dialogic schooling, all of which are grounded in a fourth: the form of dialogical group discourse called community of philosophical inquiry (CPI), which is based on the problematization and reconstruction of concepts through critical argumentation. As a discourse model, CPI grounds practice in all of the dialogic school's emergent curricular spaces, whether science or mathematics, whether literature, art, or philosophy. Second, CPI opens a functional space for shared decision making and collaborative governance, making of school an exemplary model of direct democracy. Finally, CPI as a site for the critical interrogation of concepts encountered in the curriculum (such as 'alive,' 'justice,' 'system,' and 'biosphere') and as a site for democratic governance leads naturally to expression in activist projects that model an emergent 'new reality principle' through concrete solutions to practical problems on local and global levels.
  • 2017: Kirsch Surak 2010 book coverRobert Kirsch and Sarah Surak (eds.), Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory, and Revolutionary Praxis (Blackwell, 2017) ($134 on amazon).
    • This book engages the critical theory of political philosopher Herbert Marcuse to imagine spaces of resistance and liberation from the repressive forces of late capitalism. Marcuse, an influential counterculture voice in the 1960s, highlighted the "smooth democratic unfreedom" of postwar capitalism, a critique that is well adapted to the current context. The compilation begins with a previously unpublished lecture delivered by Marcuse in 1966 addressing the inadequacy of philosophy in its current form, arguing how it may be a force for liberation and social change. This lecture provides a theoretical mandate for the volume’s original contributions from international scholars engaging how topics such as higher education, aesthetics, and political organization can contribute to the project of building a critical rationality for a qualitatively better world, offering an alternative to the bleak landscape of neoliberalism. The essays in this volume as whole engage the current context with an urgency appropriate to the problems facing an encroaching authoritarianism in political society with an interdisciplinary lens that speaks to the complexity of the problems facing modern society. The chapters were originally published as a special issue in New Political Science in 2016.
  • 2017: Andrew Lyndon Knighton, "Beyond 'Education in Sickness': A Biopolitical Marcuse and Some Prospects for University Self-Administration," in: Theory & Event.20:3(July 2017), 769-787. 19p.
    • Abstract: The late work of Herbert Marcuse repeatedly, if fragmentarily, poses the question of the cultural and political function of higher education, identifying there a centrifugal logic that pushes education beyond institutional boundaries, and exhorting educators to take responsibility for the improvement of both mind and body. This essay investigates how Marcuse's utopian visions have been realized in perverse fashion by the increasingly inescapable managerial calculus governing university administration since the 1970s, exploring how the contemporary trend for "community engagement" offers one strategic site for cultivating faculty self-administration in defense of the university's public mission.
  • 2017: Andrew Lamas, "Losing Well: Make America Radical Again," Radical Philosophy Review 20:1(2017), 1-30.
    • The concept of "losing well" is introduced and defined as radical praxis of the Left that catalyzes social democracy, stimulates critical consciousness, and develops counterformations of solidarity for struggle in the nonrevolutionary situation. Walter Benjamin's idea of amazement is interpreted as a personal praxis for self-critique and critical awareness. Herbert Marcuse's conception of the one-dimensional society is interpreted as a society organized for maintaining the nonrevolutionary situation--the "society without opposition." My own view is that Marcuse was trying to develop a theory of revolution for the nonrevolutionary situation. This is the introductory essay for the second of two special issues of Radical Philosophy Review marking the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of one of the twentieth century's most provocative, subversive, and widely read works of radical theory--Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man, which we now reassess to contribute to the liberation theories of our time. A summary of each of the articles featured in this special issue is also provided.
  • 2017: Charles Leadbeater, "The shipwrecked minds," in: New Statesman Mar. 24, 2017, Vol. 146 Issue 5359, 26-30. (5p pdf)
    • Abstract: The article talks about the disagreement between U.S. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress. The philosophy of two pre-war intellectual refugees Herbert Marcuse and Eric Voegelin is influencing the new battles between Trump and his opponents. Voegelin's attack on perfectionism reflects in Republican's reactionary criticism of Obamacare and Marcuse's ideas of refusing to accept an unacceptable reality, also called the Great Refusal, has gained momentum.
  • 2017: Peter Marcuse, "Marcuse's Concept of Dimensionality: A Political Interpretation," in: Radical Philosophy Review 20:2(2017), 31-47.
    • Abstract: "The title of Herbert Marcuse's famous book One-Dimensional Man implies the existence of one or more other dimensions beyond the one-dimensional. This essay theorizes two alternative and opposing dimensions--utopia and barbarism--and perhaps a fourth, the aesthetic dimension. This expanded treatment of the concept of dimensionality may be useful for generating theory and informing praxis in the struggle for liberation."
  • 2017: Noëlle McAfee, "Two ways of being a left-Heideggerian: The crossroads between political and social ontology," in: Philosophy & Social Criticism 43:9(Nov. 2017), 966-931. 19p.
    • Abstract: This article looks at how various political cultures and imaginaries occlude the public's deeply democratic political role, especially the currently reigning anti-political culture of neo-liberalism. Even in an era when millions of people the world over take to the streets in protest, dominant political imaginaries position most of the world's people as largely powerless. What is needed is a radical political imaginary along the lines that Cornelius Castoriadis suggests. This imaginary foregrounds the ways in which all social and political formations are already constituted by human beings' ability to create new formations in the absence of foundations. But ignorant of this power, people are trapped in imaginaries where it seems that power resides elsewhere, only in halls of state or corporate boardrooms. This article offers an account that identifies where power originates and how it can be reclaimed through a more radical democratic political imaginary. The article proceeds as follows: the first two sections discuss varieties of political culture and how, despite seeming natural, they are actually products of underlying political imaginaries. Then I explain the concept of political imaginary and how the current reigning imaginary of neo-liberalism curiously undercuts the practice of politics itself. Under neo-liberalism, market solutions are seen as superior to political ones. Yet now even at the time of this writing, there is a backlash against neo-liberalism: from the right in a search for an older order (which is still anti-political) and from the left for more public power on the streets. While the latter is, in my view, far better than the former, it still does not go far enough in imagining politics and power otherwise. In the final section I draw on Castoriadis to flesh out the idea of a radical political imaginary.
  • 2017 Portuguese: Marílla Mello Pisani, "Drones, ciborgues y flame war: la formación de la sensibilidad en la cultura digital contemporánea" [Drones, cyborgs and flame war: the formation of sensibility in a contemporary digital culture], in: Impulso. mai-ago 2017, Vol. 27 Issue 69, p99-119. 21p. (pdf)
    • Abstract: This essay was written with the aim of establishing some approximations between the forms of violence and aggressiveness experienced in social networks and the new type of violence proper to the drone as a weapon of war. The two cases chosen for this text were juxtaposed as two forms of experiences that allow us to interpret and provide some reflections on the relationship between violence and technology based on the technical structure of the device. For this, we use the work of Grégoire Chamayou about philosophy of the drone (published in 2013) and the scientific researches conducted from the late 90s in the field of social psychology and communication on stress situations in computer mediated communication. The ideas that will be presented in this essay are part of the set of debates and interests of a research network Nexos Research Network and to divulge some hypothesis of research in the field of Critical Theory of technology.
  • 2017 New Criterion: Notes & Comments: January 2017 New Criterion. Jan2017, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p1-3.
    • Abstract: The article presents an introduction to the issue wherein the editor explains that a large portion is devoted to essays on free speech in the academy, and discusses discourses of free speech, legitimate uses of epistemic sabotage and the attack of the late philosopher Herbert Marcuse on tolerance. Topics discussed include tuition at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, hiring of writer Glenn Thrush by "The New York Times," and responses to the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro.
  • 2017: Jeffrey L. Nicholas, "Refusing Polemics: Retrieving Marcuse for Maclntyrean Praxis," in: Radical Philosophy Review 20:2(2017), 185-213. 29p.
    • Abstract: Today's Left has inherited and internalized the rift that split the New Left. This split led to Alasdair M acIntyre's Herbert Marcuse: An Exposition and a Polemic, a book that angered many because of MacIntyre's harsh treatment of Marcuse. I situate MacIntyre's engagement with Marcuse against the background of the sp lit in the New Left: on the one side, E. P. Thompson, MacIntyre, and those who then saw the revolutionary class in the proletariat, and on the other side, Perry Anderson, Robin Blackburn, and Marcuse who seemed to put their faith in radical student intellectuals, Third World movements, and identity politics. 1 examine--without polemics-- this r if t in search of a new basis for Left unity, particu la rly as regards the question of radical, working class subjectivity. I argue that we must draw from MacIntyre his concept of revolutionary practices and from Marcuse--in One-Dimensional Man and Eros and Civilization-- the analysis of technological rationality, aesthetic reason, phantasy, and imagination.
  • 2017: Eleni Papouli, "The role of arts in raising ethical awareness and knowledge of the European refugee crisis among social work students. An example from the classroom," in: Social Work Education (2017), 1-19. (doi)
    • Abstract: This paper presents and discusses an arts-based project, carried out by the first-year students in the classroom, at the Department of Social Work, in Athens, Greece. The project was designed for raising ethical awareness and knowledge of the 2015 Europe’s refugee crisis among social work students. The purpose of this project was three-fold: (1) to help students to better understand the refugee crisis as an emerging problem in Europe and in the rest of the world; (2) to help students raise their ethical awareness about the plight of refugees and to learn how to avoid discrimination and racism; and (3) to improve students’ abilities to work effectively with refugee populations. The project used art-based activities (drawing, writing, photos, etc.) as a powerful pedagogical tool for teaching students and supporting their learning in the classroom. As the literature has shown, the use of arts in social work education helps student to learn through an artistic and creative way and provides a secure base, from which they can explore real-life situations and try to give meaning to them.
  • 2017: Nina Power, "Society without Opposition: Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man Meets Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism," in: Radical Philosophy Review 20:2(2017), 107-116. 10p.
    • Abstract: This essay seeks to read Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man and Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism together in the context of what Marcuse calls the "society without opposition." It seeks to extract a conception of hope as method from within these two otherwise rather bleak analyses. Their shared conception of hope is understood as the attempt to speak from a conception of capitalism as hell, and to continue to speak anyway. The essay concludes by defending a conception of hope that haunts rather than a hope that promises.
  • 2017: Radical Philosophy Review special issue, "Losing Well: Make America Radical Again," in: Radical Philosophy Review 20:2(2017), 1-30. 30p.
    • Abstract: The concept of "losing well" is introduced and defined as radical praxis of the Left that catalyzes social democracy, stimulates critica l consciousness, and develops counterformations of solid arity for struggle in the nonrevolutionary situation. Walter Benjamin's idea of amazement is interpreted as a personal praxis for self-critique and critica l awareness. Herbert Marcuse's conception of the one-dimensional society is interpreted as a society organized for maintaining the nonrevolutionary situ atio n-- the "society with out opposition." My own view is that Marcuse was trying to develop a theory of revolution for the nonrevolutionary situation. This is the introductory essay for the second of two special issues of Radical Philosophy Review marking the occasion of the fiftie th anniversary of the publication of one of the twentieth century's most provocative, subversive, and widely read works of radical theory--Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man, which we now reassess to contribute to the liberation theories of our time. A summary of each of the articles featured in this special issue is also provided.
    • Andrew Lamas, "Losing Well: Make America Radical Again," p1-30.
    • Ben Fine, "From One-Dimensional Man to One-Dimensions Economy and Economic," pp. 49-74.
    • Lauren Langman, "After Marcuse: Subjectivity--from Repression to Consumption and Beyond," pp. 75-105.
    • Caleb Basnet, "On the Legacy of One-Dimensional Man: Outline of a Creative Politics," 141-161.
    • Laura J. Miller, "Relevance without Resonance: One-Dimensional Critique Today," p163-183.
    • Jeffrey Nicholas, "Refusing Polemics: Retrieving Marcuse for Maclntyrean Praxis," p185-213.
  • 2017: Sid Simpson, "The gaya scienza and the aesthetic ethos: Marcuse's appropriation of Nietzsche in An Essay on Liberation," in Constellations: An International Journal of Critical & Democratic Theory 24:3(Sept. 2017), 356-371. 16p.
    • Abstract: The article focuses on the "Essay on Liberation," by philosopher Herbert Marcuse which draws on philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche explicitly in his formulation of the gaya scienza, or the aesthetic ethos of liberation. Topics discussed include Marcuse's articulation of Nietzschean critiques of the self-undermining logic of modernity, the repressive effects of entrance into society and the Great Refusal, and an analysis of the various differences between the two thinkers' positions. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12288.
  • 2017: Theory and Event special issue, July 2017, Vol. 20 Issue 3.
    • Andrew Poe, " Introduction: Reflecting Paralysis," 746-755. 10p.
      Abstract: What is the contemporary task of criticism? This essay proffers a response to this question through a rereading of Herbert Marcuse' short essay "The Paralysis of Criticism: Society without Opposition." While Marcuse once used this essay to critique an endangered oppositional imagination, this essay asks what is the form of contemporary opposition, and how productive is that opposition today? By way of an answer, this essay introduces readers to the concept of paralysis as a central facet of critical theory, understanding paralysis as the necessary "loosening" that critical theory deploys in political thinking, and a vital resource in identifying modes of political opposition. This essay also serves as an introduction to the essays included in this special section, entitled The Paralysis of Critical Theory, which together work to develop reimaginings of critical theory in response to the rise of those new forms of capitalism and fascism that occupy the present moment of the 21st century.
    • Robyn Marasco, " Critical Theory and the Pursuit of a Political Education," 756-768.
      This essay considers the role of "critical theory" in the university and the shape of future research in this intellectual tradition. I draw from Max Horkheimer's early elaborations on a "social philosophy" to identify the theoretical terrain on which the "Frankfurt School" was founded and the principles upon which it might be renewed today. I also treat Adorno's melancholy science and Marcuse's philosophy of liberation in light of Horkheimer's original research program and statement. The larger argument is on behalf of a critical theory that attends to human needs, passions, and desires, not as timeless essences or inward feelings, but as social and historical forces.
    • Andrew L. Knighton, " Beyond "Education in Sickness": A Biopolitical Marcuse and Some Prospects for University Self-Administration," pp. 769-787.
    • Daniel Loick, "21 Theses on the Politics of Forms of Life," pp. 788-803.
      Abstract: In this position paper, I take up Herbert Marcuse's notion of the 'great refusal' to describe several phenomena that can be subsumed under the concept of a 'politics of forms of life', especially in the context of the revolts of 1968: projects like communes, anti-authoritarian childcare centers, solidary sub-economies and many more. After naming some shared characteristics of politics of forms of life, I defend a politicization of forms of life against a liberal critique as well as hint at specific challenges. Finally, I suggest which insights of past politics of forms of life I find to be most relevant for a revitalization of critical theory today.
    • Zhivka Valiavicharska, "Herbert Marcuse, the Liberation of "Man," and Hegemonic Humanism," pp. 804-827. 24p.
    • Adam Sitze, "The Paralysis in Criticism," pp. 828-852. 25p.
      Abstract: This essay outlines the concept of life that operates as the problematic of Herbert Marcuse's critical theory. After raising a series of questions about Marcuse's 1964 One-Dimensional Man, it responds to those questions by turning to Marcuse's 1932 book Hegel's Ontology and the Theory of Historicity, which it reads as part of Marcuse's dispute with Martin Heidegger. The essay concludes by showing that Marcuse's work revolves around an antithesis to life that is neither death nor unlivability, but paralysis.
  • 2017: Zhivka Valiavicharska, "Herbert Marcuse, the Liberation of 'Man,' and Hegemonic Humanism," in: Theory & Event 20:3(July2017), 804-827. 24p.
    • Abstract: This essay revisits Marcuse's most influential book, One-Dimensional Man, to situate his intervention within the debates and disagreements that made up the larger Marxist-humanist turn in Western Europe, the United States, Eastern Europe, and the global South. Drawing on Marxist-feminist and decolonial critical traditions, it develops a feminist and decolonial critique of Marcuse's notions of labor, technology, freedom, and revolutionary subjectivity. The essay joins efforts in decentering male-centric and colonial genealogies of Western critical theory and contributes to unraveling the social histories of its formation from its margins and its undersides.
  • 2017 CroatianVisic 2017, cover: Maroje Višić, 'Critique and Resistance: Foundations of Herbert Marcuse's Critical Philosophy' [Kritika i otpor: Osnovne crte kritičke filozofije Herberta Marcusea] (Zagreb : Naklada Breza, 2017), 267 pages.
    • Blurb from publisher's webpage (google translate): 'The purpose of this work is to examine the intellectual legacy of Herbert Marcuse, a once exceptionally influential, and today largely forgotten critical-utopian thinker, fifty years after the first publication of One-Dimensional Man. Marcuse's entire philosophy and genealogy of his thoughts are depicted, with an emphasis on early works in which he established his position, as well as Marcuse's most significant critics, such as MacInytre and Schoolman. In conclusion, the author contemplates the actuality and applicability of Marcuse's philosophy in today's social situation.'

2018 (back to top)

  • 2018 Italian: Renata Bascelli, Per una filosofia concreta. Alle radici del pensiero di Marcuse (Clinamen, 2018), 132 pages. ['For a concrete philosophy. To the roots of Marcuse's thought'](google books; publisher's page)
    • Blurb (google translate version): The need for a "concrete philosophy" is the reason that constantly inspires the reflection of Marcuse, from the first writings, which constitute the object of analysis of the present work, up to the works of maturity. And it is in the perspective of that philosophy, in which thinking never appears disjointed from action, which are central concepts such as ideology, truth, utopia, radical action, dialectic, Being, existence, life, need, work, essence, historicity. The author points out how the youthful reflection of Marcuse appears as a result of not marginal Hegelian, Marxian, Diltheyane, Heideggerian influences and at the same time determines the prelude of the original reworking delivered to the texts of clearer notoriety: "Man to a Dimension "; "Eros and civilization".
      The thought of Marcuse, from its origins, in virtue of the lucid vision that characterizes it, can still constitute a lesson for the contemporary world and, more generally, to draw a rationally founded and oriented towards praxis as the only viable path in order to face, and perhaps try to solve, the total crisis that is gripping humanity today.
    • Renata Bascelli was a student of Cesare Luporini, with whom she graduated in Moral Philosophy, in 1979, at the University of Florence. Professor of Philosophy and History in the State High School "C. Lorenzini" di Pescia. Among the many works published by her we mention: Notturni (Lepisma 2007), Francesco and the ten places of destiny (Polistampa 2009), The consistency of the devil (Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso 2011).
  • 2018: Christian Fuchs, "Authoritarian capitalism, authoritarian movements and authoritarian communication," in: Media, Culture & Society 40:5(July 2018), 779-791. 13p.
    • Abstract: Paolo Gerbaudo’s book The Mask and the Flag: Populism, Citizenism and Global Protest, whose approach is reflected in his Crosscurrents piece in the issue of Media, Culture & Society at hand, is a response to these societal, political and academic challenges. This CrossCurrents comment asks, I ask, the following: Why is it that right-wing authoritarian populism in recent times has become much more popular than left-wing movements? How do right-wing authoritarian movements communicate? Why is it that right-wing political communication strategies seem to garner and result in mass support? The critical theory of authoritarianism advanced by the Frankfurt School and related authors on fascism, Nazism, and the authoritarian personality help us to critically analyse the communication of authoritarianism. In this context, particularly the works by Franz Leopold Neumann, Erich Fromm, Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Leo Löwenthal, and Willhelm Reich are relevant.
  • 2018: Marcial González, "Herbert Marcuse's Repudiation of Dialectics: From Reason and Revolution to One-Dimensional Thinking," in: Science & Society Vol. 82, No. 3, pp. 413-439.
    • Abstract: Marxist dialectics continue to be relevant for both the study of society and political practice—a premise based on an analysis of selected works by Herbert Marcuse. In Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory, published in 1941, Marcuse draws on Hegelian dialectics to defend Marxism, and he criticizes Marxists who have abandoned the dialectic and, consequently, their revolutionary goals. By the 1960s, however, Marcuse himself had shifted from a Hegelian-Marxist standpoint to a New Left rejection of dialectics and class struggle. Even though his work was immensely popular during the 1960s among intellectuals, students and activists on the left, his anti-dialectical theories weakened the analysis and contestation of capitalism during that time. His theories were also symptomatic of a larger trend among New Left intellectuals to abandon Marxism. This critique of Marcuse's later works suggests that for our contemporary moment dialectical Marxism is more strategically viable than Marcuse's 1960s theories of one-dimensionality and the techno-industrial society.
    • The author is professor of English at UC Berkeley
  • 2018: Thomas Kilkauer, "Marcuse @ 50!," Extended Book Review in: Capital & Class42:1(Feb. 2018), 161-165. 5p.
    • About One-Dimensional Man.
  • 2018: Maria Kli, "Eros and Thanatos: A Nondualistic Interpretation: The Dynamic of Drives in Personal and Civilizational Development From Freud to Marcuse," in: Psychoanalytic Review 105:1(Feb.2018), p67-89. 23p.
    • Abstract: The Freudian theory of drives gave prominence to the idea that there is an inherent principle of entropy, a tendency for dissolution of life, referred to as the Death drive, or Thanatos. Freud recognized a counterbalancing tendency for sustaining life, known as the Life drive, or Eros. The psychoanalytical expounding of the struggle of Eros and Thanatos in the context of the civilizational process sparked the philosophical critique of civilization. Although Freud tended to consider repression an indispensable dimension of this process, the author proposes in this paper that Herbert Marcuse's political critique took Freud's metapsychology further philosophically, suggesting a nondualistic interpretation of Freud's position.
  • 2018: Inge Konik, "Revisiting The 11th Hour in Critical Ecological Times," in: Critical Arts: A South-North Journal of Cultural & Media Studies 32:2(Apr. 2018), 67-82. 16p.
    • Abstract: To contribute to a consideration of the societally transformative potential of environmental films, a Marcusean-ecological framework is applied to Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners’s The 11th Hour (2007). First discussed are Herbert Marcuse’s theorisations concerning the potential function of art to precipitate social change. What also receives emphasis is Marcuse’s and other theorists’ related stress on the importance of memory and time to critical thought. The amnesiac mainstream culture that prevents revolt and perpetuates social and ecological harm is challenged through various arguments advancing the necessity of remembering past horrors, non-industrial/non-capitalist times, and alternative futures in order to instigate the transformation of subjectivities and societies. Against this theoretical backdrop The 11th Hour is analysed, first considering published criticisms of the film, before critiquing the film on the grounds that while it evokes alternative registers of time in an environmentally progressive manner, it blunts its critical edge by proposing certain solutions to the climate crisis that dovetail with the ethos and accelerated time of the capitalist-consumerist status quo. Further reflections are then offered on the potential role of film in addressing the climate crisis, and on how an adjusted Marcusean-ecological frame might help to hone the critical edge of such environmentally-centred film art.
  • 2018: William S. Lind, "The Scourge of Cultural Marxism," in: American Conservative 17:3(May/Jun2018), 12-12. 1p. (pdf)
    • Abstract: The author discusses the forceful imposition of cultural Marxism or political correctness or multiculturalism on people as of 2018. Topics covered include the ideology's disguised goal of destroying Western culture and the Christian religion, its historical development, and the contributions of intellectuals Georg Lukacs, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor Adorno to the new Marxism. Also noted is political theorist Herbert Marcuse's cultivation of cultural Marxism in American campuses.
  • 2018: Ömer ÖĞÜNÇ, "Thomas Hardy'nin Jude The Obscure Eserinde Tek Boyutlu İnsan" ["The One-Dimensional Man in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure (1895)], in: Social Sciences Review of the Faculty of Sciences & Letters University of Uludag / Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi. 2018, Vol. 19 Issue 34, p323-354. 32p. (pdf)
    • Abstract (English): Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure (1895) successfully represents the conflict between the individuals and the bourgeois industrial society in the late Victorian period. Herbert Marcuse's criticism of the contemporary industrial society, which is actually a one dimensional society that imposes absolute norms on the individuals who are forced to become one dimensional wo/men, is quite relevant for a critical approach on this conflict. Marcuse's approach enables a critical analysis of the social hegemony on such characters as Jude Fawley and Sue Bridehead in the novel. According to Marcuse, the institutionalised form of social oppression on the individuals aims to force people to lead one dimensional lives in accordance with dominant social norms. Marcuse underlines the conflict between individuality and social order. Hence, the protection of social harmony and the established bourgeois social order depends on the subjection of these individuals to the rules of the one dimensional society and actually destroys individuality. So, this article argues that, viewed from Herbert Marcuse's perspective, social oppression in Hardy's Jude the Obscure suppresses individuality to create one dimensional characters in a one dimensional society.
  • 2018: Ecology and Revolution book coverCharles Reitz, Ecology and Revolution: Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today (Critical Interventions)(Routledge, 2018), 208pp. ($40 on amazon)
    • "A timely addition to Henry Giroux’s Critical Interventions series, Ecology and Revolution is grounded in the Frankfurt School critical theory of Herbert Marcuse. Its task is to understand the economic architecture of wealth extraction that undergirds today’s intensifying inequalities of class, race, and gender, within a revolutionary ecological frame. Relying on newly discovered texts from the Frankfurt Marcuse Archive, this book builds theory and practice for an alternate world system. Ecology and radical political economy, as critical forms of systems analysis, show that an alternative world system is essential – both possible and feasible – despite political forces against it. Our rights to a commonwealth economy, politics, and culture reside in our common works as we express ourselves as artisans of the common good. It is in this context, that Charles Reitz develops a GreenCommonWealth Counter-Offensive, a strategy for revolutionary ecological liberation with core features of racial equality, gender equality, liberation of labor, restoration of nature, leisure, abundance, and peace."
  • 2018: Werner Sollors, " ‘Everybody Gets Fragebogened Sooner or Later’: The Denazification Questionnaire as Cultural Text," in: German Life & Letters 71:2(Apr. 2018), 139-153. 15p.
    • Abstract: Disseminated in millions of copies to post‐war Germans, the Allied denazification questionnaire, in its best-known version, asked 131 questions not only about membership of the NSDAP, SS, SA, and fifty other affiliated associations, but also about individuals’ pre-Nazi voting record, implicated relatives, and such data as weight, height, and foreign-language expertise. Erich Kästner and Ina Seidel filled in such a questionnaire in 1945. While its massive circulation made it a site of German cultural memory, it also became a bureaucratic nightmare for those who had to evaluate the piles of these forms in the Allied armies and the German ‘Spruchkammern’. The ʻFragebogenʼ provoked writers on both sides of the Atlantic to represent it in fiction and non‐fiction. Just Scheu composed a song about it, and Wolfgang Borchert, Margret Boveri, Stig Dagerman, David Davidson, Alan Marcus, John Dos Passos, Zelda Popkin, and Ernst von Salomon commented on it in prose, often critically, calling it a merciless catechism of 131 questions or an ideological equivalent of tax returns. Though often perceived as an embodiment of American culture, it had emerged with the help of Franz Neumann and Herbert Marcuse, German Marxist intellectuals in exile, who hoped that denazification would bring about revolutionary change in Germany.
  • 2018: Special issue on Herbert Marcuse in Dissonância: Revista de Teoria Crítica (in Portuguese).

2019 (back to top)

  • 2019: 2019 Graphic biography book cover by Nick Thorkelson, edited by Paul Buhle and Andrew Lamas, with a forward by Angela Y. Davis, Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography (forthcoming Mar 19, 2019)($16 on amazon)
    • The life, times, and work of Herbert Marcuse, one of the 20th century's most remarkable cultural figures. Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was a little-known German scholar when he became one of the 20th century’s most unlikely pop stars: a celebrity philosopher. In the 1960s, his argument for a “principled utopianism” catalyzed the ideals of a rebellious generation, and Marcuse became an intellectual guide for activists and revolutionaries around the world. The legacy of his contribution to a radical shift of consciousness has resonated in social-change movements ever since.
      This comics-format biography brings Marcuse’s life, work, and times to a new generation. From his youth in Weimar Germany and early studies with Martin Heidegger, to his emigration from Nazi Germany along with colleagues of the Frankfurt School, to his rise as one of its major theorists along with Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, to his status as a countercultural icon, readers are introduced to the theories and circumstances that made Marcuse into one of the world’s most influential intellectuals.
      Mentor to a young Angela Davis and often referred to as the unofficial faculty advisor to the New Left, Marcuse’s controversial critique of the “comfortable unfreedoms” of post-WWII capitalism entered popular consciousness with the 1964 publication of One-Dimensional Man, which sold over 100,000 copies in its first years in print. His argument for the possibility of a more humane and sustainable world was grounded in a personal knowledge of the violence of authoritarianism, and the risk of its resurgence. Perennially relevant, radical, and inspiring, Marcuse’s concept of the Great Refusal —“the protest against that which is”—is a guide for our times.

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