Alan J. Dobson Bio
Dobson, Alan J.,
England (b. 1950s?) (not Alan P. of Dundee, Scotland).
- On July 5, 2005 Dobson wrote the following in this
"I wrote my Ph.D
on Herbert's work at the University of Sheffield UK. I still regulary reread
his work and derive considerable intellectual excitement therefrom. It
is a paradox Herbert would appreciate that the continued relevence of his
work is both a matter for the celebration of his understanding of capitalism
and a source of depression that capitalism has increased its capacity to
secure itself against opposition."
- The British library
catalog copac.ac.uk lists:
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. (copac record search)
- In September 2008 he submitted this manuscript to the Guardian newspaper, which did not publish it--although it offers a nice summary of Herbert's analysis of consumer society and the potential for a utopian revolution: '"Be realistic, demand the impossible:" Alan Dobson examines the ideas of a thinker whose ideas were a major influence upon the student radicals of 1968.' (7 page pdf)