cover of One Dimensional Man, English

One-Dimensional Man:

Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

by Herbert Marcuse
(Boston: Beacon, 1964)

cover of One Dimensional Man, German

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Note 12/11/06: By request of the publisher, who fears decreased sales of this book, chapters 2-9 have been removed from the internet offering.

Table of Contents of One-Dimensional Man

Introduction: The Paralysis of Criticism: Society Without Opposition

Part I: One-Dimensional Society

1. The New Forms of Control
2. The Closing of the Political Universe
3. The Conquest of the Unhappy Consciousness: Repressive Desublimation
4. The Closing of the Universe of Discourse

Part II: One-Dimensional Thought

5. Negative Thinking: The Defeated Logic of Protest
6. From Negative to Positive Thinking: Technological Rationality and the Logic of Domination
7. The Triumph of Positive Thinking: One-Dimensional Philosophy

Part III: The Chance of the Alternatives

8. The Historical Commitment of Philosophy
9. The Catastrophe of Liberation
10. Conclusion

archived May 30, 2005 on the Publications page of the Official Herbert Marcuse website at