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Scholars and Activists
who were influenced by Herbert Marcuse

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  1. The "first generation" of scholars includes founding members:
  2. The "second generation"'s most influential scholar is:
  3. "Third generation" Frankfurt School scholars with entries below include:
  4. We can even speak of a "fourth generation," such as Habermas's students
  • Some of Herbert's students in the United States are included on this page, e.g.:
  • The list below is ordered alphabetically.
  • See also the authors of secondary works listed on this site's Books About Page.
  • The "list of contributors" of the 2004 Marcuse reader also contains information about additional names

  • Abromeit, John D. John Abromeit(b. 1970), Professor of History and Social Studies Education, SUNY/Buffalo State College

    • Buffalo State faculty page
    • 2004: Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader, co-edited with W. Mark Cobb (New York: Routledge, 2004). ($70 at amazon.com)
      • John co-wrote the introduction and wrote the essay (pp. 131-151): "Herbert Marcuse's Critical Enounter with Martin Heidegger, 1927-1933."
      • Google books Critical Reader page
    • 2005: Herbert Marcuse: Heideggerian Marxism, co-edited with Richard Wolin. (University of Nebraska, 2005).
    • 2006: "The Vicissitudes of the Politics of 'Life:' Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse’s Reception of Phenomenology and Vitalism in Weimar Germany." Paper presented at the conference, "Living Weimar Between System and Self," University of Indiana, September 2006.
    • 2010: “The Limits of Praxis: The Social Psychological Foundations of Herbert Marcuse and Theodor Adorno’s Interpretations of the 1960s Protest Movements,” in: B. Davis, W. Mausbach, M. Klimke and C. MacDougall (eds.), Changing the World, Changing Oneself: Political Protest and Collective Identities in the 1960s/70s West Germany and U.S. (Berghahn Books, 2010).
    • 2010: “The Origins and Development of the Model of Early Critical Theory in the Work of Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse,” in: David Ingram (ed.), Politics and the Human Sciences, vol. 5 of the History of Continental Philosophy, ed. Alan Schrift (London: Acumen Publishing, 2010).
    • 2011: “Left Heideggerianism or Phenomenological Marxism? Revisiting Herbert Marcuse’s Critical Theory of Technology.” in: Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 17:1 (March, 2010).
    • 2013: “Whiteness as a Form of Bourgeois Anthropology? Historical Materialism and Psychoanalysis in the Work of David Roediger, Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse.” in: Radical Philosophy Review 16:1(2013), pp. 325–343.
    • 2018: Special issue on Herbert Marcuse in Dissonância: Revista de Teoria Crítica (in Portuguese).

    Agger, Ben Ben Agger(b. ca. 1953), Professor of Sociology and Humanities, Director of Center for Theory, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington.

    • UTA faculty page; relevant publications:
    • 1973 "The Aesthetic Politics of Herbert Marcuse," The Canadian Forum(October 1973).
    • 1976 "Marcuse and Habermas on New Science," Polity 9:2(1976), 151-181. (pdf)
    • 1979 "The Growing Relevance of Marcuse's Dialectic of Individual and Class," in: Dialectical Anthropology 4:2(July 1979), pp. 135-145. (pdf)
    • 1979 "Work and Authority in Marcuse and Habermas," in: Human Studies 2:3 (July 1979), pp. 191-208. (pdf)
    • 1979 "Mortal Marxism: The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse, " The Canadian Forum (November 1979).
    • 1982 "Marcuse's Freudian Marxism," in: Dialectical Anthropology 6:4(June 1982), pp. 319-336. (pdf)
    • 1987. "Marcuse's Aesthetic Politics: Ideology-Critique and Socialist Ontology," Dialectical Anthropology 12:3(1988), 329-341.(pdf)
    • 1988 "Marcuse's One-Dimensionality: Ideological and Socio-Historical Context," in: Dialectical Anthropology 13:4(1988), 315-329. (pdf)
    • 1992 The Discourse of Domination: From the Frankfurt School to Postmodernism (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1992), 347 p.
    • 1994. "Marcuse and Postmodernity," in Marcuse Revisited, ed. by Timothy Lukes and Steven Bokina (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1994), 27-40.

    Anderson, Kevin B. Kevin B. Anderson(b. 1948), Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.

    • His extensive personal website: www.kevin-anderson.com
    • UCSB faculty page
    • Video interview about his research (15:17)
    • Some publications about Herbert Marcuse:
      • "A Preliminary Exploration of the Dunayevskaya-Marcuse Dialogue, 1954 to 79 (with excerpts from their correspondence and comments by Douglas Kellner)," in: Quarterly Journal of Ideology, Vol. 13:4 (1989), link to pdf
      • "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 [930k pdf]
      • The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx, and Critical Theory (Lexington Books, 2012), 330 pages. ($30 at amazon)
      • "Marcuse’s and Fromm’s Correspondence with the Socialist Feminist Raya Dunayevskaya: A New Window on Critical Theory," in: Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture 11:1 (Winter 2012) (full text on KA's website)
      • "Resistance versus Emancipation: Foucault, Marcuse, Marx, and the Present Moment," in Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture 12:1 (Winter 20113).

    Aronson, Ronald Ronald Aronson(b. 1938), Professor of Humanities, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

    • distinguished Sartre scholar
    • graduate student at Brandeis 1962-68: MA 1965, Ph.D. 1968: "Art and Freedom in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre," advised by Henry David Aiken and Herbert Marcuse.
    • Reader for Herbert in the Brandeis History of Ideas Program 1963-64.
    • Aronson's Wayne State faculty website
    • Publication: "Dear Herbert" (A critique of Herbert Marcuse), in: George Fisher, ed., The Revival of American Socialism (Oxford University Press, 1971).
    • July 2005 reminiscence posted on Doug Ireland's blog entry:
      "Today the most important effect of studying with [Herbert] and being influenced by him seems to be the intellectual and political resiliancy I developed. From Althusser to postmodernism I remained unphased by the various fads and was able to hold on to a radical, indeed strongly Marxist perspective, and at the same time not forget that the ultimate political goal was to join theory and practice. His teaching was so clear, so simple, so powerful. Like Sartre, he produced few acolytes, many independent thinkers and actors. My After Marxism [1995] has an extended discussion of my encounter with him (the "Marxist Itinerary" chapter) as well as a coming to grips with his heritage in the final chapter."

    Baran, Paul A. (1909-1964)Paul Baran, Marxist Economist, professor at Stanford, 1949-1964.

    Barbeitos, Arlindo (b. 1940), Angolan poet Arlindo Barbeitos, (Arlindo do Carmo Pires Barbeitos),.

    • many of his works (in Portuguese), subtly portray Angola's struggle of his for independence as well as the harmony between humanity and nature.
    • 1965-1969 studies in West Germany
    • then taught at several bases of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola during Angola’s struggle for independence.
    • Herbert named as mentor in this Apr. 10, 2011 Die Zeit article about Angola.

    Behrens, Roger (b. 1967), philosopherRoger Behrens, sociologist und theoretician of art, author, freelance cultural journalist und musician. 2005: academic assistant at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.

    Benhabib, Seyla BenhabibSeyla (b. 1950), Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale

    • received her first BA in Istanbul, then a BA in philosophy from Brandeis in the 1970s, and her Ph.D. from Yale in 1977. She taught the New School for Social Research 1991-93, Harvard 1993-2000, and since 2000 at Yale.
    • Current research on multiculturalism in liberal democracies and transformations of citizenship
    • Selected publications (more detailed list and biography):
      • Critique, Norm and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory (Columbia Univ. Press, 1986), 455 pages, UCSB: B809.3 .B46 1986.
      • translator: Herbert Marcuse, Hegel's Ontology and the Theory of Historicity. Trans. Seyla Benhabib (MIT Press, 1987)
      • co-editor: On Max Horkheimer: New Perspectives. (co-edited with Wolfgang Bonss and John McCole) (MIT Press, 1993).
      • co-editor: Habermas and the Unfinished Project of Modernity: Critical Essays on the Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, edited by Maurizio P. D'Entreves and Seyla Benhabib (MIT, 1996)
      • The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (Sage Pub., 1996)
      • Transformation of Citizenship: Dilemmas of the Nation-State in the Era of Globalization (Van Gorcum: Amsterdam, 2000)
      • The Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the Global Era (Princeton , 2002)
    • In an April 2013 panel discussion at Clark University, Benhabib spoke of her heritage (from the 2012-13 Annual Report of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, p. 14):
      "A Sephardi Jew from “multicultural” Istanbul, whose family history in Ottoman lands goes back to 1492, she had been unfamiliar with the facts concerning Turkey’s anti-Jewish war-time policies. Growing up amid the secular ideals of Kemalism in the late 1950s and 1960s, she embraced her dual Turkish-Jewish identity. Yet, in retrospect, she expressed sadness over the opportunism behind the once strong Turkish-Israeli alliance which sacrificed recognition of the Armenian Genocide for geo-political and economic benefits."

    Bergman, Lowell Lowell Bergman(b. late 1940s), professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, former investigative journalist and producer of CBS's 60 Minutes and PBS's Frontline.

      • From Danny Postel's August 2000 interview with Bergman:
        "I studied with him [Herbert] as a graduate fellow in philosophy at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) from 1966 to 1969. It was a Ph.D. program in the history of philosophy. I completed the written exams but never finished, although I did stay in touch with him until his death a decade later. Marcuse conducted a lecture for upper division and graduate students in German philosophy and a regular seminar on Kant and Hegel. I participated in the seminar and audited the lecture." (for much more, see the Nov. 2003 Postel interview [9/2012: web archive version])
      • On page 3 of a Jan. 2001 interview with Harvey Kreisler Bergman talks more in-depth about his theoretical influences and differences by Marcuse.
      • 2000 biographical interview (2001-06, now web archive) by Russell Crowe:
        "After getting deeply involved academically in the quest for a "new revolutionary theory" [e.g. Marcuse], I also began to try and figure out what I should do to change things. Then in 1968, students in Rome, Frankfurt, Paris and Berlin demonstrated, struck and shouted the names 'Mao, Marx & Marcuse!" Now the old professor was 70 years old and living in La Jolla, Calif., where he walked to UC-San Diego every morning. Local right-wing vigilantes cut his phone lines, shot at his house while the daily paper editorialized that he should be fired.
        Yours truly was one of his graduate fellows in the ph.d. program getting a migraine reading Hegel in the original. One hundred pages an academic year in the seminar. After doing some bodyguard duty and general scheming with my colleagues we joined with some locals in San Diego and started a weekly newspaper.
        Our first thought was to use our academic skills and dig into who ran San Diego. The rest is history. . . .
      • PBS interview about The Insider;UC Berkeley web listing

    Birnbaum, Norman (b. 1926), Norman BirnbaumEmeritus Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University Law Center, member of the editorial board of The Nation.

      • Georgetown faculty biography; Wikipedia page
      • Contribution to Doug Ireland's July 2005 blog entry:
        "Here are some brief recollections of Herbert. There is little new to say about his intellectual and political influence. I have always thought of Eros And Civilization as a major work, combining historical insight and human imagination. Compared with the others of the Frankfurt School of his generation, Herbert was far more cosmopolitan, more committed, more courageous (I think of the disgraceful episode in which Horkheimer attempted to have the young Juergen Habermas dismissed from the Institut fuer Sozialforschung because of his political views.) What I now think of, however, are Herbert's great human qualities: forthrightness, an enormous capacity for enjoyment, and a splendid sense of humor.
        "I recollect his marvelous talk on Max Weber at the 1964 German Sociological Association Weber centenary meeting.
        [published in New Left Review, March/April 1965, pp. 3-17] Raymond Aron, Pietro Rossi, Talcott Parsons had given reasonable academic evaluations of Weber (Parsons, to be sure, had somehow situated him 'beyond ideology,' a location which would have rendered Weber himself uncomfortable.) Herbert (seconded by Habermas) delivered a large critique of Weber's Dec[is]ionism, connecting him to Carl Schmitt, and raised the question of how value-free the advocate of a value-free social science actually was. He invited the public to ask if Weber did not bear some responsibility for the intellectual onslaught on the Weimar Republic which prepared the way for Nazism---which was, in 1964, a breach of German academic decorum.
        "I also remember the way he began the talk, by citing the inscription over the doorway of the university building, in Heidelberg, in which the meeting was held: "Dem Lebendigen Geist" (roughly, 'To The Living Spirit') 'Es gibt Dinge, die man nicht uebersetzten kann.' 'There are phrases which are untranslatable.' I believe that the visit occasioned some melancholic self-reflection on whether he should have taken a full-time academic post in post-war Germany. In the end, of course, Herbert could hardly complain of a lack of influence in Germany and there is hardly a member of the present government who will not have read his writings. That he would greet with all of his irony---and so prepare the way for the next try.
        "We were having a drink in the Heidelberger Hof and the singular conventionality of some of the other guests caught his attention. 'Norman, reality is its own caricature.'
        I also recall a visit to Herbert and Inge, winter of 1969. ... It was snowing in New England, and I had to cope with ice and fog on Highway 91 as I drove from Amherst to Hartford airport. The next morning, Herbert and I walked to the La Jolla campus, with its palm trees, attractive women in Californian splendor, and tie-less nearness to sensuality. 'Herbert, what a contrast with New England!' 'Norman, I have always told you, winter is a bourgeois ideology' ... May his memory be blessed."

    Blanco-Aguinaga, Carlos (b. 1926). Prof. of Literature emeritus, colleague of Herbert's at UCSD

      • lots interview footage in film Herbert's Hippopotamus (film page on this site)
      • Spanish Wikipedia page
      • first book: Unamuno, teórico del lenguaje. (El Colegio de México, 1954)
      • his wife Iris was a graduate student at UCSD from 1970 to 1972.
      • see: Encuentros en la diáspora: hommage a carlos blancohomenaje a Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, published in October 2003 by Associació d�Idees � GEXEL. Edited by Mari Paz Balibrea (University of London) in collaboration with Rosaura Sánchez, Beatrice Pita, and Jaime Concha.
        This book is a collection of essays by noted writers who have been inspired by Carlos Blanco-Aguinaga. It opens with Mari Paz Balibrea�s biographical essay on Carlos Blanco-Aguinaga and a bibliography of his work, is available in the department library, courtesy of Rosaura Sánchez. (2002), 256 páginas, ISBN: 84-87478-37-9, 17,50 Euros
      • "La trayectoria vital e intelectual de Blanco Aguinaga desborda los límites de la academia o, quizá mejor, amplía éstos hasta conseguir una unidad de trabajo y vida en la que influyen y se retroalimentan vocación literaria y crítica, convicciones políticas y extraordinarias circunstancias históricas.
        Encuentros en la diáspora se compone de artículos de muy diferente índole, y que pretenden funcionar como representativos de la amplitud de diálogos y disciplinas que el trabajo y la trayectoria de este autor ha conseguido abarcar. Quienes colaboran en este volumen son reconocidas personalidades en sus propias disciplinas, países y campos de especialización. Amigos y colegas de tres continentes unidos en este inusitado libro que sólo el hilo conductor de la amistad y el intercambio intelectual con Carlos Blanco Aguinaga podía hacer posible."

    Claussen, Detlev ClaussenDetlev (b. 1948), studied philosophy, sociology, literature and political science in Frankfurt (Adorno was one of his teachers). He teaches Social Theory and Sociology of Culture at the University of Hannover.

    Cobb, W. Mark. W Mark Cobb(b. 1962), Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

    • BCCC faculty profile
    • 2005-2008: Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
    • Author: "Diatribes and Distortions: Marcuse's Academic Reception," pp. 163-185, and co-author (with John Abromeit): "Introduction," pp. 1-39; both in: John Abromeit & W. Mark Cobb (eds.), Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader (New York: Routledge, 2004).
    • Mark earned his Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied with Angela Davis, who advised his 2007 dissertation, Marcuse's Ghost.

    Davis, Herbert and Angela DavisAngela (b. 1944), activist philosopher and professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has published on race, class, gender and the prison-industrial complex.

    Davis, Mike (b. 1946)Mike Davis in 2000, writer, historian, activist, resides in Los Angeles

      • detailed biography: Adam Schatz, "The American Earthquake: Mike Davis and the politics of disaster," in: Lingua Franca, Sept. 1997, republished on Radical Urban Theory:
        In 1969, after being fired by Dorothy Healey, the regional party leader, for hounding the Russian cultural attaché out of the store--Davis despised the Soviets and didn't like them snooping around--he enrolled in a teamsters' opportunity program. For the next four years, he hauled 240-foot trailers filled with Barbie dolls out of L.A., acquiring an encyclopedic knowledge of the city as well as of Western geography. In his spare time, he tried to master Marx's Capital and Sartre's Search for a Method and paid visits to Herbert Marcuse. Fellow left-wing truckers were rather hard to come by. "At night we'd go out to topless bars, and I'd blurt out, 'I'm a communist,' and they'd say, 'Dick's a Jehovah's Witness. Let's have another drink.'"
      • In a 1990s interview with Mark Dery, "Downsizing the Future: Beyond Blade Runner with Mike Davis," probably published in Dery's Escape Velocity (Grove 1997) [$1 used at amazon], and on Dery's website (alternate link):
        "You know, I don't really know what postmodernism is; I do know that we live in a post-liberal, post-reformist period where substantive urban reform has been abandoned and where the liberal positions of the '60s now stand in almost revolutionary relationship to political discourse in this country. What's being recycled as postmodernism is Frankfurt School Marxism in its most pessimistic mode, although admittedly jazzed up with some very interesting thoughts about new technologies and media. But Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man still squats on the horizon, shaping the argument; the 'postmodern' disappearance of the critical subjectivity is pure Marcuse.
        Davis: Of course, although I should point out that the malling of public space doesn't have this kind of Marcuse-ian determinacy, where the critical consciousness or the rebellious subject is extinguished in the sweet plunder of intoxicated consumption. Rather, what actually happens is the definition of new forms of criminality, to the extent that the social spaces that people--- particularly kids---use are now these pseudo-public spaces, malls and their equivalents. Increasingly, the only legal youthful activities involve consumption, which just forces whole areas of normal teenage behavior off into the margins."
      • author of  (additional texts available on Radical Urban Theory website):
        • Prisoners of the American Dream: Politics and economy in the history of the US working class (London: Verso, 1986)
        • ed: The Year Left 2: An American Socialist Yearbook (London: Verso, 1987)
        • and Michael Sprinker (eds.), Reshaping the US left : popular struggles in the 1980s (London: Verso, 1988)
        • et al, ed: Fire in the hearth: the radical politics of place in America (London: Verso, 1990)
        • City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (Verso, Vintage, 1990)
        • LA was just the beginning: Urban revolt in the United States: a thousand points of light (Open magazine pamphlet series, no. 20); (PO Box 2726, Westfield NJ 07091), 20 pages
        • Beyond Blade Runner: Urban Control, The Ecology of Fear (full text at MediaMatic)
          (Open magazine pamphlet series, no. 23); (PO Box 2726, Westfield NJ 07091), 20 pages
        • Ecology of fear: Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster (New York : Metropolitan Books, 1998)
        • Prisoners of the American dream: politics and economy in the history of the US working class (Verso, 1999)
        • video, in America behind Bars series: Beyond the prison industrial complex [videorecording]: critical resistance / [presented by] Deep Dish T.V.
          Publisher San Francisco, Calif. : Critical Resistance Video : Public Media Network [distributor], [1999?] Description 1 videocassette (56 min.)[highlights from 1998 Berkeley conf.]
        • Magical urbanism: Latinos reinvent the US city (New York : Verso, 2000)
        • Late Victorian holocausts : El Nin~o famines and the making of the third world (New York: Verso, 2001)
        • Dead cities, and other tales (New York: New Press; Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2002)
        • Land of the lost mammoths: a science adventure (Santa Monica, CA: Perceval Press, 2003)
        • Under the perfect sun : the San Diego tourists never see (New York: New Press; distributed by W.W. Norton, 2003)
        • "Planet of Slums," in New Left Review (March-April 2004): "Future history of the Third World�s post-industrial megacities. A billion-strong global proletariat ejected from the formal economy, with Islam and Pentecostalism as songs of the dispossessed."
        • The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu (New Press, 2005)
        • "Planet of Slums: Urban Involution and the Informal Proletariat"
      • Readings from Marcuse and Davis are included in the University of Warwick course "Explorations in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies," 2005-06.
      • Margit Mayer used texts by Davis and Peter Marcuse in a 2002 Berlin course: "New York City and Los Angeles: Contrasting Politics in the Global City."
      • Nov. 1998 LA Weekly biography

    Ditfurth, Jutta DitfurthJutta. (b. 1951), sociologist and German Green party co-founder

    Dobson, Alan J., England (b. 1950s?) (not Alan P. of Dundee, Scotland).

      • On July 5, 2005 Dobson wrote the following in this site's guestbook:
        "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)

    Dorfman, Ariel Ariel Dorfman(b. 1942), Ariel Dorfman, Chilean-American professor of Literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University since 1985; playwright, political essayist, poet, novelist.

      • Dorfman's website at Duke
      • He wrote the following message, included on Doug Ireland's blog:
        "I owe so much to Marcuse - he was the first one, as I can recall, who made me understand why we had to oppose both the Soviet system and its capitalist twisted mirror. But I simply have not a moment to spare - and if I were to write something it should be a real reckoning trying to figure out what was so deeply right, but also what went wrong. Or maybe simply how we misapplied Marcuse. I have not given it much thought and should but at the moment simply can't.
        "The only reference in my work which others may find interesting in this regard is the chapter of Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey, where I tell the story of our trip to Berkeley from pre-revolutionary Chile in 1968-69, and then our return to Santiago to join the Allende revolution which was about to burst onto world history. I deal in that chapter with how deeply influenced I was by what I lived in the States (which is to say, by those who were reading and following Marcuse), and at the same time about how lacking I found those movements in maturity, relationship with real workers, capacity to comprehend that radical change means engaging vast sectors of society whose members do not seem to be immediate or obvious allies. Part of that chapter is a way in which I hint at how sexuality and revolution tend to have been at odds and should not be, a questioning of the limits between personal and collective liberation."
      • Publications:
        Play Death and the Maiden later made into a film directed by Roman Polanski.
        Book Other Septembers, Many Americas: Selected Provocations, 1980-2004 (Seven Stories Press) is an excellent introduction to his work, exploring the ways Americans apply amnesia to their yesterdays and innocence to their tomorrows.
        Book Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Desert Memories (National Geographic)
        Coauthor with his son Joaquin of the novel The Burning City.

    Dubiel, Helmut DubielHelmut (1946-2015), 1992-2009 professor of Sociology at the University of Giessen

      • German Dubiel wikipedia page
      • University homepage with vita, etc. (click on navbar at left)
      • 1968-73 studied sociology in Bielefeld and Bochum
      • 1983-1989 member of the Institute of Social Research, Frankfurt
      • 1989-1997 Director of the Institute of Social Research, Frankfurt
      • Selected publications:
        • Wissenschaftsorganisation und politische Erfahrung (Frankfurt 1978), translated as Theory and Politics (MIT 1986)
        • Die Demokratische Frage (with Günther Frankenberg und Ulrich Roedel), 1990
        • Demokratie und Schuld, München 1999

    Dumain, Ralph (b. ?1950s?), "Librarian-Archivist-Information Specialist-Researcher-Scholar." (wikipedia page)

    Dutschke, Rudi DutschkeRudi (1940-1979), German student activist, was a friend who shared many elements of Herbert's vision of society, if not how to change it.

    Farr, Arnold L. (Arnold Farrb. 196x?), Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kenkucky (since 2008; faculty webpage); Director, Africana Studies Program

      • M.A. and Ph.D. (1996) University of Kentucky
      • Taught at St. Joseph's University Dept. of Philosophy, Philadelphia, 1996-2008
      • founder/president of the International Herbert Marcuse Association in 2005
      • since 2008 at University of Kentucky Dept. of Philosophy (Farr faculty web page)
      • author of Critical Theory and Democratic Vision: Herbert Marcuse and Recent Liberation Philosophies (Lexington Books, Lanham MD, 2009), 196pp

    Feenberg, andrew feenberg Andrew (b. 1943), formerly at San Diego State University, since 2003 Professor of the Philosophy of Technology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

    Fuchs, Christian (b. ca. 1974), studied computer science; since ca. 2002 lecturer and research associate at the Institute of Design and Technology Assessment at the Vienna University of Technology

    Gamsby, Patrick Patrick Gamsby(b. ca. 197x), Librarian at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

    Geras, Norman (b. 1943), Professor Emeritus of Government at the University of Manchester, former editor of New Left Review.

    Golan, Galia GolanGalia (b. 1938). Professor Emerita of Russian and East European Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      • Prof. Jerry Z. Muller, a Marcuse-scholar at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, wrote in this site's guestbook: "Another distinguished student of Herbert's (rather more solid than either Hoffman or Davis) is Prof. Galia Golan, professor of Russian studies at Hebrew University, and long a stalwart of Peace Now." (Guestbook, Oct. 15, 2002)
      • born in Cincinnati, Ohio, B.A. Brandeis University, diplome from the Sorbonne, Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She emigrated to Israel in 1966 and has been on the faculty of the Hebrew University since 1967. Active in Peace Now since 1978.
      • Middle East Institute profile page

    Gonsalves, Brian (b. ca. 1979). Avid reader with interest in philosophy. Works as a security guard in Orange county.

      • Registered the domain name herbertmarcuse.com, which was basically a page of links. The Internet archive has copies from Sept. 2001 to Sept. 2004.
      • His gonsalves.org website (2009 web archive version) included an autobiographical essay in which Brian wrote the following:
        "The last time that literature induced a major shift in my world view was 1999; during a brief respite from my depression I first tackled the philosopher Herbert Marcuse. Associated with the neo-Marxist Frankfurt School, Marcuse was extremely influential upon the radical Left in the 1960�s. His philosophy is a highly original synthesis of Hegel, Marx, and Freud. A materialist aestheticism permeates his thought (perhaps this is what attracted me to it) and yet in his analysis of both society and the individual there is much depth. Though he is primarily concerned with the beautiful, the true and the good are not neglected to the extent that they are in Nietzsche. Marcuse changed my way of thinking by directing my attention toward the social organism. After years of blind individualism I had forgotten that I too was part of society and that many of my own problems were of a universal nature. In Eros and Civilization Marcuse draws attention to the fact that society demands of its members a level of repression over and above what is needed to defeat scarcity and provide for the commonweal. Technology has made feasible a drastic reduction of the amount of overall labor engaged in by man, opening up the utopian possibility of a society based around leisure and play. Nevertheless, the culture of toil is perpetuated by an obsolete work ethic and by the manufacture of false needs through advertising. People must continue to work full-time in order to buy mass-advertised gadgets and luxury items. This over-consumption is fostered so as to support the over-production which keeps everyone working. The absurdities of advanced capitalism are further explored in Marcuse�s second great work, One-Dimensional Man. The book�s central point is that modern society�s totalitarian nature almost excludes the possibility of there arising any genuine opposition to it. The proletariat, stupefied by mass media, has itself become a counter-revolutionary force. High art, once a gateway to an alternative dimension, has lost its transcendental quality through being commercialized. Philosophy also has lost its ability to oppose society as critical thought forms (as in Hegel and Marx) have given way to a shallow positivism. Writing in the late sixties, Marcuse did see a viable oppositional force in the student radicals. He quickly became their guru.
        As I recognized that Eros and Civilization and One-Dimensional Man were thoroughly applicable to the 1990�s I became angry. Less and less did I feel guilty about not fitting into this society. More did my alienation make me determined to fight the establishment. My chance came in December 1999 with the convention of the World Trade Organization in Seattle. I caught a bus to the city and joined thousands of people protesting the order of global corporate capitalism. In all honesty it was exhilarating to take part in that small piece of history. When I got home, however, my enthusiasm waned. Neither Herbert Marcuse nor memories of Seattle could keep me from slipping back into my usual depression."

    Gottfried, Paul GottfriedPaul (b. 1941). Professor of Humanities emeritus, Elizabethtown University (near Lancaster, PA)

      • American paleoconservative philosopher, historian, and columnist. (wikipedia page)
      • Author of: Encounters: My Life with Nixon, Marcuse, and Other Friends and Teachers (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009) (isi books link; $22 at amazon)
      • .

    Habermas, Jürgen (b. 1929) is by far the best known member of this "second generation" of critical sociologists. On Habermas see the

    Hoffman, Abbie (1936-1989), after graduating from Brandeis University (where he studied Political Science with Herbert) in 1959 (B.A. in Psychology), Hoffman received an MA in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Abbie HoffmannIn 1966 he was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, in 1967 a co-founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies), and was one of the "Chicago Seven" arrested at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. He is best known for his creative protests, for example in 1967 at the New York Stock and the Pentagon. In 1987 he was arrested for the 42nd time while protesting CIA recruitment at UMass.

    Honneth, Axel (b. 1949), professor of philosophy, since 2001 director of the Frankfurt Institut für Sozialforschung

    Ingram, David (b. 1952),David Ingram Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago since 1987, previously at University of Northern Iowa; "political activist, and close acquaintance of Herbert Marcuse during the last seven years of his tenure at UCSD (1972-1979)."

    • Loyola University faculty webpage; personal website
    • Review of Towards a Critical Theory of Society: The Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse: Volume Two, ed. Douglas Kellner, Routledge, 2001, in: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Jan. 4, 2002.
    • Has published extenisvely on Habermas, e.g.: Habermas: Introduction and Analysis, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010
    • 2005 entries for the University of Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, ed. J. Protevi, on Herbert (pp. 376-77), also entries on Repressive Desublimation, Arendt, Karl-Otto Apel and Habermas..

    Ireland, Doug (1946-2013), radical political journalist and media critic. [updated 7/5/18]

    • Writer and columnist Doug Irelandfor the pre-Murdoch New York Post, Village Voice (serving for seven years as its chief media critic), the New York Observer, and the Parisian daily Liberation, The Nation (1999-2006) , L.A. Weekly, and other publications. He was also a contributing editor of POZ magazine and In These Times, and the former media critic for TomPaine.com. Prior to 1977 he worked on the staff of four presidential campaigns for liberal Democrats. (See Doug's blog bio)
    • In July 2005 he wrote an excellent 107th birthday tribute to Herbert on his blog DIRELAND.
      In an e-mail to friends and colleagues soliciting reminiscences he wrote the following:
      "It just kills me, when I'm invited to talk to college classes, or groups of younger activists, that when I mention Marcuse's name, the kids have eyes like refrigerators -- they've never heard of him. The historical-cultural illiteracy of today's youth bodes very badly for the future. And dear old Herbert, who has so much to teach them today, is quite ignored... So, may I ask you to help light a little candle against this darkness and call attention to him? I've expanded this post considerably since it was first put up yesterday, and I think it now has enough material to titillate the younger readers and make them want to explore his writings...."
    • Doug Ireland wikipedia page

    Jacoby, Russell (b. 1949)Russell Jacoby, professor of history and education at UCLA (UCLA webpage).

    Jansen, Peter-Erwin JansenPeter-Erwin (b. 1957), studied philosophy, sociology, German studies and political science at the University of Frankfurt (with Habermas). Editor of Herbert Marcuse and Leo Löwenthal's unpublished papers.
    Since September 2009 Jansen has been teaching courses on Ethics, Introduction to the Social Sciences, Theories of Social Justice, and Critical Theory at the Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences) in Koblenz, Germany. (Jansen's FH Koblenz page [link updated 10/5/14])

    • Wikipedia's Jansen page includes detailed information about his publications.
    • See also Jansen's 2003-04 homepage (courtesy of the Internet Archive)
    • Jansen authored the wikipedia.de Herbert Marcuse page
    • Jansen's suggestions were worked into the Marcuse biography on LEMO, the website of the German Historical Museum (Berlin), making it the best concise biography available to date.
    • Editor (with the editorial board of Perspektiven) of Zwischen Hoffnung und Notwendigkeit: Texte zu Herbert Marcuse (Frankfurt: Neue Kritik, 1999), 181 S.
      Peter-Erwin Jansen at Herbert's grave
      at Herbert's grave, May 2007
    • Editor, with the editorial board of "links" magazine, of Befreiung Denken - Ein politischer Imperativ: Materialien zu Herbert Marcuse [full title: Befreiung denken, ein politischer Imperativ: ein Materialienband zu einer politischen Arbeitstagung über Herbert Marcuse am 13. und 14. Oktober 1989 in Frankfurt; Veranstalter, "links"-Redaktion, "Tüte"-Redaktion, ASTA/Linke Liste, Uni Frankfurt, "links"-Redaktion und dem Sozialistischen Büro. (Offenbach: Verlag 2000, [1989] 2nd corrected edition 1990), 210 pages.
      This book includes correspondence between Heidegger and Marcuse (full text on this site) and an article by Jansen about Marcuse's failed Habilitation with Martin Heidegger.
    • Editor of the 6 volume German edition of Herbert Marcuse's unpublished papers, Nachgelassene Schriften. More information on this site at pubs/jansen/nachgelassen.htm
    • Publisher zu Klampen's Jansen bio page
      A search of the zu Klampen website with the keyword Marcuse will bring up a page with detailed descriptions of each volume.
    • Article "Student Movements in Germany, 1968-1984" in Negations 3(1998); contributors blurb, issue introduction
    • Editor of "Das Utopische soll Funken schlagen: Zum 100. Geburtstag von Leo Löwenthal" (page now only at Internet Archive).
    • October 29, 2009 Keynote Address : "Establishing Lives in Exile: Herbert Marcuse and Leo Löwenthal in America,"at the third biennial conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society, "Marcuse and the Frankfurt School for a New Generation" (York Unversity, Toronto, Canada).
    • Artwork by Antje WichtreyIn 2013 Peter-Erwin co-published a new art book with images based on quotations from Herbert's works:
      • Herbert Marcuse. Versprechen, dass es anders sein kann. Promise that it can be different; paintings: Antje Wichtrey, afterword by Peter-Erwin Jansen. Bilingual reprint of the one-of-a-kind art book by Antje Wichtrey about Hebert Marcuse. Edition Boot, Granada· Frankfurt, 2013, € 25 / $ 30.
      • The book can be purchased by contacting Peter-Erwin Jansen via email: petererwinjansen(a)aol.com.
      • You can see four of the 15 double page spreads at Anthe Wichtrey's website.
      • The quotation text in the background of the sample image above reads (in translation):
        "Rationality is indeed an essential aspect of art: making present (re-present) of that which is depressed, 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."
    • April 15, 2018: Lecture in Köln in the Deutschlandfunk's "Echoes of '68" series : "Die absurde Rationalität des Fortschritts: Herbert Marcuses weitsichtige Technologiekritik."

    Jay, Martin Martin Jay(b. 1944), Professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

    Kangussu, Imaculada Immaculada Kangussu(b. 19xx), Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil

    • Kangussu's faculty web page with full texts her papers, many in Portuguese, including these in English:
      • "Marcuse on Phantasy" (2013 Radical Philosophy Review)
      • "Ideology & Liberation: Crossing the Line" (2011?)
      • "One-Dimensional Man, Elective Affinities, and Hope"
      • "Herbert Marcuse e a dimensao estetica no Brasil"

    Karim, Manjur (b. ca. 1957), Dept. of Sociology, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri

    • Karim's faculty web page (2008 listing from the Internet archive)
    • presentation "Essence, Contingency, and Radical Subjectivity: Reading Marcuse" at the Marxism 2000 conference (program)

    Katsiaficas, GeorgeGeorge Katasfiacas (b. 1949), Department of Sociology Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea (CV) [update 9/17]

    • From a 2008 email: "I knew Herbert pretty well in the 1970s in San Diego and was tremendously influenced by him. Without his presence in my life, I definitely never would have gone to graduate school, or I suspect, taken myself seriously as an intellectual. I contributed the afterword to Vol. 3 of his collected works edited by Doug Kellner and attach a version of that essay."
    • His website, www.eroseffect.com.
    • Some of his many publications are Marcuse-relevant:
      • "Marcuse as an Activist: Reminiscences of His Theory and Practice," in: New Political Science 36:7(Summer/Fall 1996) (8 page pdf); also published as "Marcuse as Activist: Reminiscences on his Theory and Practice," in: Douglas Kellner (ed.), Herbert Marcuse: The New Left and the 1960s (New York: Routledge, 2005), 192-203.
      • Toward a Global People's Uprising
      • Eros Effect: People Power and People's Uprisings video (9:20; 307 views Dec. 2014)
        "From 1968 to the East Asian Uprisings of the 1980s and 1990s (Gwangju, South Korea in particular) a new type of popular uprising has appeared. Often dubbed "people power" these protests reveal how thousands of ordinary people, acting together in the streets, exhibit an intelligence far greater than elites which today rule over nation-states and international economic institutions. While our elites make wars and preside over a world system in which millions starve to death, ordinary citizens seek to create a world of peace and security. A global uprising against war and neoliberalism could help create a world based on human love for each other--eros."
      • March 2011 interview in Berkeley, CA (video 14:21; 795 views in Dec. 2014)
      • "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 ErosEffect.com, where one can also find more biographical information.

    Kellner, Douglas KellnerDouglas (b. 1943), professor of the philosophy of education at UCLA

    • Kellner's UCLA homepage
    • maintains the Illuminations website with his writings on the Frankfurt School (originally at the University of Texas/Austin; see Marcuse page on the UCLA version)
    • author of Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1989), 270 pages
    • editor of the projected 6-volume edition of Herbert's unpublished papers in English
      more information on this site at pubs/kellner/papers.htm.
    • In April 2005 seven of Kellner's UCLA students presented at the conference of the American Educational Research Association. session and paper abstracts on News & Articles Page.

    Kettler, David David Kettler(b. 1930), research professor of Social Studies at Bard College, Reinbek, New York

    • Faculty web page at Bard (see also his full CV)
    • In June and July 2008 emails David wrote the following:
      I attended Herbert's sociology classes at Columbia in 1952-3 and spent the next twenty years trying to settle my accounts with the experience, beginning with a Master's Essay on "Plato and the Problem of Social Change," whose title I still cannot say without falling into his pattern of speech. Franz Neumann was also always in the mix, both before and after. In the course of these two decades, I published a bunch of things on Herbert Marcuse, including 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, which you would be welcome to have for your archives: I have no correspondence). Only the rarest HM cognocenti know this long article well enough to excoriate it. There was also a piece on the aesthetics in Political Theory and a brief memoir in some sociology brochure. I even once functioned as Herbert Marcuse, when Kurt Wolff had me read a paper for him at an International Sociology meeting: it was in fact a chapter from "One-Dimensional Man," and it may have been contagious, since I never got to the part that contained the cure. In more recent work on the 1930s exiles, Marcuse appears mostly in conjunction with Franz Neumann.
      There really weren't a hell of a lot of us trying to deal with Marcuse in the early 1950s who'd read "Reason and Revolution" after reading Lukacs, as well as a lot of Hegel and Marx (under Franz Neumann) and who connected so early and so hard. Below is a list of my items in which Marcuse's work played a prominent part, although he was not missing from anything I wrote before the early 1970s, when I'd settled my accounts. He reappears as a historical presence, alongside of Franz Neumann, in many of my more recent writings on the 1930s exiles; but I leave those materials out, except for a curious sort of autobiographical fiction I was originally induced to write during a recent visit to Frankfurt. I decided that it would have been pretentious to have printed the title as in fact I thought it, viz., "Neg[oti]ations," paying tribute to the Marcuse connection I treasured most, even while I gave it up.

      Here is the list of those publications:
      • Plato and the Problem of Social Change. Unpublished MA Thesis Columbia University, 1953.
      • "The Vocation of Radical Intellectuals," Politics and Society I (Autumn, 1970), and in Ira Katznelson et al., ed., The Politics and Society Reader, New York: David McKay Company, 1974; pp. 333-359.
      • "Herbert Marcuse: The Critique of Bourgeois Civilization and Its Transcendence," in Anthony de Crespigny and Kenneth Minogue, eds., Contemporary Political Philosophers, New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975, and London: Methuen, 1976; pp. 1-48 (searchable pdf) From the June 2008 email above: "...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."
      • "The Aesthetic Dimension of Herbert Marcuse's Social Theory," Political Theory 10(May, 1982), pp. 267-275.
      • “Negotiations: Learning from Three Frankfurt Schools,” in Richard Bodek and Simon Lewis, eds. Fruits of Exile (Charleston: University of South Carolina Press, 2008). Preliminary version on Website of Protosociology: Soziologie der Gegenwartsgesellschaft <www.protosociology.de>Leo Kofler

    Kofler, Leo (1907-1995), independent Marxist

    Kovačević, Filip (b. 1975), Filip KovacevicMontenegrin professor, author, human rights activist; 2017-18 adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.

    • Kovačević's Wikipedia page; facebook page
    • Born in Montenegro, BA at CSU Hayward, Ph.D. in Political Science 2002 from the University of Missouri, Columbia
    • Created one of the first Herbert Marcuse webpages in 1997 (described and content archived on this site: marcuse.org/herbert/quotes/QuotKovacevic.htm (offline since 2001)
    • 2007 monograph: Liberating Oedipus?: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory (New York: Lexington Books, 2007), 249 pages. Esp. chap. 2 "The Liberation Thesis" (pp. 81-84) deals with Herbert. (google books version)
    • 2013: published "Marcuse in Yugoslavia," in: Radical Philosophy Review,16:1(2013), 205-222.
      • Abstract: During the 1960s, Herbert Marcuse was an invited lecturer at the Korčula Summer School organized by the group of Yugoslav Marxist philosophers known as the Praxis Group. This article explores the way Marcuse and his ideas were received in the Yugoslav intellectual milieu. It is based on the close reading of the forewords and afterwords written by Yugoslav philosophers in the translations of Marcuse’s books. It also gives an account of Marcuse’s activities during the proceedings of the Korčula Summer School.
      • Originally presented at the 2011 Int'l Herbert Marcuse Society Conference in Philadelphia.

    Lamas, Andrew T. Andy Lamas(1954-), Professor of Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania

    • Personal website/blog at andylamas.wordpress.com
    • UPenn faculty webpage, with list of publications
    • 2013: Co-editor of and contributor to special issue of Radical Philosophy Review on Marcuse
    • 2016: Co-editor, with Todd Wolfson and Peter Funke (eds.), The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements(Philadelphia: Temple, 2016), 410 pages. ($40 at amazon, w/ contents and preview)(Temple UP page)(pdf flyer).
    • 2017: Co-editor of and contributor to special issue of Radical Philosophy Review on Marcuse

    Langman, Lauren (b. 19xx), professor at the Loyola University in Chicago

    • Lauren LangmanLoyola University Sociology Dept. Langman faculty webpage
    • Dr. Langman is primarily a social theorist writing in the tradition of the Frankfurt School-especially their early concerns with character and culture, which currently inform questions of identity and hegemony in a global age. His theoretical writing examines the nature of self, subjectivity and modernity dealing with questions such as agency, or its lack, as alienation. His substantive research interests concern the dialects of political economy, culture and identity in such varied forms as Islamic fundamentalism, alternative globalization movements and the carnivalization of culture. Dr. Langman has widely published in these areas and has a forthcoming book on the Carnivalization of America.
    • Langman's review of Russell Jacoby, Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age (2005)

    Laudani, Raffaele (b. 1974), Raffaele Laudanischolar at the University of Bologna (Bologna faculty CV)

    • Fall 2004: visiting scholar at Columbia's department of history with a project on US-American theories of disobedience; Fall 2005 teaching a course on 'Theories of Disobedience in Modern and Contemporary Political Thought' in the political science department.
    • Monographs about Marcuse:
      • Il Pensiero politico di Marcuse (2000)(see Books About page)
      • Oltre l'uomo a una dimensione: Movimenti e controrivoluzione preventiva (2005)
      • Politica come movimento: Il pensiero di Herbert Marcuse (Edizione del Mulino, 2005), 336 pages. The first Italian book discussing all of Marcuse's works, including materials from the archive. (for more information, see Book About page)
    • On-line publication of Italian translations of Herbert's 1943 and 1951 memos with an introduction at storicamente.it (June 2005).
    • Davanti al nazismo: Scritti di teoria critica 1940-1948; a cura di Carlo Galli e Raffaele Laudani (Roma: GLF editori Laterza, 2001), XXI, 181 p.
    • Editor of Italian edition of Herbert's posthumous papers : "Scritti e interventi di Herbert Marcuse" (the selection differs somewhat from Douglas Kellner's edition in English and Peter-Erwin Jansen's edition in German)
      • Oltre l'uomo a una dimensione: Movimenti e controrivoluzione preventiva (Manifestolibri, 2005), 376 pages, €32,00 at manifestolibri
      • Psicanalisi e politica Manifestolibri, 2006, 128pp. €15,00 at manifestolibri
        • Introduced by Roberto Finelli
      • Marxismo e nuova sinistra (Manifestolibri, 2007), 368 pages, €35,00 at manifestolibri
        • Vol. II. Introduzione (pp.7-25)
      • La societa tecnologica avanzata (Manifestolibri, 2008), 256 pages, €28,00 at manifostolibri
        • Vol. III. Introduzione (pp. 7-21)
      • Teoria critica del desiderio (Manifestolibri, 2011), 285pp., €32,00 at manifestolibri
        • Vol. IV. Introduzione (pp. 7-20). Writings on art, 1957-1978
      • This series was once envisaged to republish Hegels Ontologie and Herbert's essays on the concept of freedom and progress in Freud (first published in 1968 in a small volume Psicoanalisi e politica, by Laterza).
    • 2012: Introduzione e cura di F. Neumann, H. Marcuse, O. Kirchheimer, Il nemico tedesco. Scritti e rapporti riservati sulla Germania nazista (1943-1945), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012
      • Secret Reports on Nazi Germany. The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2013)
      • Im Kampf gegen Nazideutschland: Die Berichte der Frankfurter Schule für den amerikanischen Geheimdienst 1943-1949. Aus dem Englischen von Christine Pries. (Frankfurt: Campus, 2016), 812 pages

    Lee, Donald C. (b. 1936), professor at the University of New Mexico

    • donald c. leeAccording to a nice anecdote in a March 23, 2005 Marcuse guestbook entry by Scott Craig, a former philosophy major at UNM, Lee was one of Herbert's TAs at UCSD.
    • BA in History and Philosophy at Pomona College; Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tuebingen, Germany;Marine Corps Officer; study of French at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
    • MA in Philosophy at UC Berkeley
    • Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego
    • taught Philosophy at the University of Mexico for 25 years, and at Shaanxi Teacher's University in Xian, China, the year ending in the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989.
    • now retired in La Jolla
    • A differential study of California junior college transfer students at the University of California, Berkeley [by] Donald C. Lee [and] Sidney Suslow.
      Publisher Berkeley: Office of Institutional Research, University of California, 1966.
    • Toward a sound world order: a multidimensional, hierarchical ethical theory (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1992)

    Leiss, William LeissWilliam (b. 1939), Professor, School of Policy Studies
    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (Leiss's homepage)

    • one of Herbert's students at Brandeis (M.A. in the History of Ideas Program, 1963), and UCSD (Ph.D., 1969)
    • author of, among many other titles (his site's book list),
      The Domination of Nature
      (1974, reprinted 1994).
    • "Husserl and the Mastery of Nature," in Telos no. 5 (Spr. 1970)
    • 4/20/04 guestbook entry.
    • author of a response to a review of One Dimensional Man in the NYRB in 1964 (archive copy).
    • Nov. 24, 2011 autobiographical interview published in CTheory magazine.
    • On his profile page as director of the Royal Society of Canada, we find the following anecdote: "Marcuse, who had learned his own craft with two of the most famous philosophers of the twentieth century, Husserl and Heidegger, before fleeing from Germany in 1932, ran his evening graduate seminars thus: When the door closed on the room the outside world was suspended (the world in which many of us had spent the preceding day in antiwar activities) and the 'text' was opened before us. In the seminar I remember best, the text was the section known as the 'Doctrine of Essence' in Hegel's Greater Logic, the section that begins with the chapter on 'Being and Nothing.' We students were asked in turn to read a sentence and say what we thought it meant in our own words. In the course of a three-hour seminar we covered on average five pages of text; this seminar lasted twenty weeks, so after eight months of wrenching effort we had completed a hundred pages. When we complained, we were told that in the 1920s Marcuse had attended Heidegger's seminar on Aristotle's Metaphysics, and in six months the class never got beyond the first page of the Greek text. But that class (and we) learned how to read a difficult text."

    Lerner, MichaelMichael Lerner (b. 1943). Rabbi, editor of Tikkun magazine.

    • Rabbi Lerner studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and was a student and protégé of Abraham Joshua Heschel. He received an A.B. from Columbia. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1972 from the University of California in Berkeley and a second Ph.d. in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley in 1977. Founded the Tikkun Community in 2002.
    • Lerner was chair of the Berkeley chapter of SDS in 1965 and visited Marcuse, stayed at his home, and developed a friendship with him.
    • In 1969, a statement on the Middle East written by Michael Lerner and Mario Savio on behalf of the Berkeley Chapter of the Committee for a Progressive Middle East was published in Judaism, (Fall, 1969), pp. 483-487. Lerner reports that Marcuse “was very much supportive” of this statement,” and that in Lerner’s opinion “the statement summed up his position on Israel at the time… and this is part of what drew him to attend my religious services” [Michael Lerner to Jack Jacobs, May 25, 2010].
    • Michael P. Lerner, “Jewish New Leftism at Berkeley,” Judaism, 18:4(Fall, 1969), p. 473
    • Michael Lerner Wikipedia page

    Lettau, Reinhard (1929-1996). Reinhard LettauProfessor emeritus of literature, UCSD, colleague and friend of Herbert's. Born in and retired to Germany.

    • 1960 Harvard (?) Dissertation: Utopie und Roman: Untersuchungen zur Form des deutschen utopischen Romans im 20. Jahrhundert
    • wrote, among other things: Taeglicher Faschismus: Amerikanische Evidenz aus 6 Monaten (Munich: Hanser, 1971), 311 p.
    • Lots of interview footage in documentary film Herbert's Hippopotamus
    • picture of gravestone and brief biography at www.knerger.de, Klaus Nerger's "Umgang mit dem Tod" website
    • website of Kevyn Lettau, his daughter (a musician)

    Maley, Terry: Terry Maley Professor of Politics at York University, Toronto.

    • BA (University of Toronto), MA (York University), PhD (University of Toronto).
      Maley teaches Political and Social Thought in the Department of Politics and in the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought at York University. His research interests are:
      • the critique of domination in the first generation of Critical Theorists, and Marcuse in particular;
      • radical democratic political theory and its relation to Marcuse’s work;
      • the relationship between new horizontal forms of organization in social movements and the critique of the neoliberal state seen through a Marcusean lens.
    • His publications include:
      • editor: One-Dimensional Man 50 Years On: The Struggle Continues (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2017)
        Maley also wrote the Introduction and the chapter "Beyond One-Dimensionality" (Publisher's webpage) "Introduction: Five New Lectures - In Context," in: Peter-Erwin-Jansen, Sarah Surak and Charles Reitz (eds.), Herbert Marcuse: The Transvaluation of Values and Radical Social Change: Five New Lectures, 1966-76. (International Herbert Marcuse Society, 2017).
      • 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", New Political Science, 2016. v. 38, issue 4: Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory and Revolutionary Praxis.

    Masslau, Herbert, an economist, anti-nuclear activist, and former (1988-95) city councilmember in Lingen (Emsland)

    • commented some quotations from a 1970 Kursbuch article by Herbert, which he relates to the current (post-9/11/01) "patriot act" situation in the US
    • Masslau's US Fascism page. [added Sept. 2004]

    Mattick, Paul MattickPaul (1904-1981), fellow German emigre, Marxist sociologist and economist; independent scholar after McCarthyism

    • See Wikipedia Mattick page: One of his important works was Critique of Herbert Marcuse: The one-dimensional man in class society (1969, 1972), in which he forcefully rejected the thesis according to which the proletariat, as Marx understood it, had become a "mythological concept" in advanced capitalist society. Although he agreed with Marcuse's critical analysis of the ruling ideology, Mattick demonstrated that the theory of one dimensionality itself existed only as ideology. Marcuse subsequentially affirmed that Mattick's critique was the only serious one to which his book was subjected.

    McCarthy, George E. George E. McCarthy(ca. 1946-), Professor of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio since 1979.

    • B.A. summa cum laude, Manhattan College, 1968
      M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy, Boston College, 1972
      M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology, the New School for Social Research, 1979
    • Kenyon sociology faculty web page, personal web page
    • Soc 474 course "Western Marxism: The Frankfurt School from Horkheimer to Habermas" reads One Dimensional Man, and Counterrevolution and Revolt.
    • selected publications
      • 1987 review of Peter Lind's 1985 book Marcuse and Freedom
      • Marx' critique of science and positivism : the methodological foundations of political economy (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988)
      • Dialectics and decadence: echoes of antiquity in Marx and Nietzsche (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994).
      • Romancing Antiquity: German critique of the Enlightenment from Weber to Habermas (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997)
      • Objectivity and the silence of reason: Weber, Habermas, and the methodological disputes in German sociology (New Brunswick: Transaction, 2001).

    Miedzian, Myriam Malinovich: Myriam Miedzianformer professor of philosophy (Brooklyn College, Rutgers, San Diego State), lecturer and author of books, articles, Op-Eds, and blogs on social, cultural, and political issues.

    • Ph.D in philosophy, Columbia University, 1964: "Gilbert Ryle and Jean-Paul Sartre: a comparative study of two theories of mind."
    • Many of her articles (including an interview with Herbert and an article about him) appear on her website: myriammiedzian.com:
    • On August 7, 2007 Myriam Miedzian wrote in an e-mail:
      Now for a bit of personal history. My ex-husband Stanley Malinovich taught philosophy at UCSD from 1967 to 1972. I was relegated to San Diego State—very typical at the time. I also taught philosophy.
      We soon became friends with Herbert and Inge. We were both very fond of them. Unlike some Marxists and other left wingers we had known their concern was not just with humanity, but also with people. They were as kind and considerate with the person who cleaned their house as with illustrious colleagues. Herbert had a great sense of humor. I still smile when I think about how he called my older daughter Brunhilde when she was a baby—she was known to scream quite a bit. (Her real name is Nadia and by the way, she got her Ph.D. in Modern European History from Michigan—her area is French Jewish History. She got there in ’91, so you just overlapped one year.)
    • Most recently the author of: He Walked Through Walls: A Twentieth Century Tale of Survival (Lantern Books, 2009; $16 at amazon)--this is her father's "memoir," focused on how he managed to survive three twentieth century European wars.
    • Books:
      • Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking The Link Between Masculinity And
        (Doubleday 1991, revised edition Lantern 2002)
      • Generations: A Century Of Women Speak About Their Lives (The Atlantic
        Monthly Press, 1997)
    • Op-Eds and Blogs include: Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herald,
      Philadelphia Enquirer, Seattle Times, Huffington Post
    • Public Speaking and Media: Princeton, Harvard, Duke, California
      Attorney General & Department of Education Conference, Barcelona II
      International Citizens Meeting, Charlie Rose, Larry King. Also advised the
      Clinton Administration’s Violence Prevention Task Force, and testified
      before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children,
      Youth, and Families.

    Moyers, Bill. (1934-)Bill Moyers, television journalist (retired 2004), practitioner of "deep-think" journalism.

    • print journalist, ordained Baptist minister, press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, and newspaper publisher before coming to television in 1970. See museum.tv biography.
    • In a 1987 essay in New Perspectives Quarterly, "Second Thoughts: Reflections on the Great Society," Moyers wrote:
      ' Compromise with the Powers That Be
      In 1965, I sent to the President an essay by Herbert Marcuse, the leftist philosopher so admired by the student movement, in which Marcuse applauded LBJ's objectives, but doubted the government's ability to stay the course. "Rebuilding the cities, restoring the countryside, redeeming the poor and reforming education," said Marcuse, "could produce nondestructive full employment. This requires," he said, ''nothing more, nothing less than the actual reconstruction outlined in the President's program. But the very program," he said, "requires the transformation of power structures standing in the way of its fulfillment."

    Muller, Jerry Z. (1954-), Jerry Z. Muller Professor at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; main fields: modern European intellectual history; modern Germany

    • Muller's faculty webpage with CV, publications, syllabiBA in history from Brandeis, 1977; PhD., history, Columbia 1984
    • selected books:
      • The other god that failed : Hans Freyer and the deradicalization of German conservatism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987).Adam Smith in his time and ours: designing the decent society (New York: Free Press, 1993).
      • (ed.), Conservatism: an anthology of social and political thought from David Hume to the present (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997).

    Müller, Tim B. (1978-)Tim B. Mueller, intellectual historian, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Humboldt University, Berlin (since 2005), contributor to the Süddeutsche Zeitung (since 2001)

    • Müller's research project at the HU (2007): "Der Gelehrte als Krieger: Ideengeschichte, Neue Linke und das OSS" MA in history from Heidelberg University (2004): "Herbert Marcuse, die Frankfurter Schule und der Holocaust: Ein Beitrag zur zeitgenoessischen Wahrnehmung der nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungspolitik." (full text at marcuse.org; bibliography)
    • Selected Publications:
      • Die gelehrten Krieger und die Rockefeller-Revolution. Intellektuelle zwischen Geheimdienst, Neuer Linken und dem Entwurf einer neuen Ideengeschichte, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 33 (2007), S. 198-227Der Intellektuelle, der aus der Kälte kam, in: Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte 1/4 (2007), S. 5-18.Die geheime Geschichte des Herbert Marcuse, in: Ästhetik & Kommunikation 129/130 (Herbst 2005), S. 131-141.review of Nachgelassene Schriften Band 3: Philosophie und Psychoanalyse, in Süddeutsche Zeitung 4. Jan. 2003 (text at buecher.de)review of Nachgelassene Schriften Band 4: Die Studentenbewegung, in Süddeutsche Zeitung 29. Juli 2004 (text at buecher.de)review of Nachgelassene Schriften Band 5, Feindanalysen in Süddeutsche Zeitung [coming 2007-08] (text at buecher.de)review of Adorno-Horkheimer Briefwechsel, 1950-1969, in Süddeutsche Zeitung 5. Oktober 2004 (excerpt at perlentaucher.de; full text on this site) (with discussion about Marcuse)
      • Bearing Witness to the Liquidation of Western Dasein: Herbert Marcuse and the Holocaust, 1941-1948, in: New German Critique 85 (2002), S. 133-164 (pdf)

    Negt, Oskar NegtOskar (b. 1934), Professor emeritus of Sociology, University of Hannover (since 1971)

    • Wikipedia Negt pageco-author of Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere (Theory and History of Literature)(Univ. of Minnesota, 1993)main publication (with Alexander Kluge): Geschichte und Eigensinn
    • co-editor of journal Hannoversche Schriften

    Neri, Debora (b. 1982)Debora Neri, Italian scholar studying Herbert's early works, in 2011 waiting to be admitted to a doctoral program.

    • In 2008 Debora received a Master's degree in History of Contemporary Philosophy with the Thesis La società unidimensionale e il suo superamento. Un confronto tra la posizione di Herbert Marcuse e quella di Jack Kerouac at Gabriele D’Annunzio University in Chieti.Neri 2013 book cover (see entry on the Unpublished papers page, with an English abstract; also 72 page pdf). In 2011 she worked on Marcuse’s interpretation of Hegel, through the analysis of Marcuse’s works of the thirties.
    • 2013: Debora's revised thesis has been published as a book, 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).
    • According to the translated blurb, the 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 analyzing 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.'
    • You can contact her at [email protected] (9/2013)

    Nicholsen, Shierry Weber Shierry Weber(b. 1941), visiting professor of German Studies, private psychoanalytic practice

    • Shierry's current website (2007) contributor to Marcuse: From the New Left to the Next Left, edited by John Bokina and Timothy J. Lukes (Kansas, 1994) translator of works by Adorno and other critical theorists, including Herbert's Five Lectures (1970). Her publications include:
      • "Aesthetic experience and self-reflection as emancipatory processes: two complementary aspects of critical theory" (UC Irvine Social Science Working Paper 65, 1975)Exact Imagination, Late Work: On Adorno's Aesthetics (MIT Press, 1997)
      • The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern (MIT Press, 2002)
      University of Washington faculty pagePh.D., Comparative literature, Cornell University 1975.M.A., Counseling, California State University at Northridge, 1974 .M.A., German literature, Cornell University 1965.
    • B.A., English literature, Cornell University 1963.

    de Oliveira, Robespierre (b. 1962)Robespierre de Oliveira, Professor in Brazil at Universidade Estadual de Maringá (State University of Maringa, Paraná) and at Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (Atate University of São Paulo) at its Marilia Campus.

    • Wrote his MA and PhD theses on Critical Theory and Marcuse's theory. He is trying (2011) to publish his Ph.D. thesis: O papel da filosofia na teoria crítica de Marcuse.author of "A dialética da libertação: contracultura e sociedade unidimensional," in: CULT (Nov. 17, 2010).see his Sept. 2005 guestbook entry (on this site) puppet made for Robespierre de OliveiraIn January 2011 he contributed this description of the situation of Marcuse studies in Brazil:
      Critical theory in Brazil is split into Habermasians and Honnethians, and the first generation on the other side. Most people prefer to study Adorno and Benjamin, specially because of aesthetics. There are a few who study Horkheimer. Marcuseans are a little bit more.
      Maria Thereza de Campos has published her M.A. thesis: Marcuse, Realidade e Utopia (Ed. Annablume, 2004; publisher's page).
      Imaculada Kangussu published her doctoral thesis: Leis da Liberdade - A relação entre estética e política na obra de Herbert Marcuse (Ed. Loyola, 2008; purchase at terradosaber; review at portalliteral).
      There are other books, one about Marcuse and Hannah Arendt about revolution. I have done translations of some Marcuse's texts. The translations of One-Dimensional Man, Eros and Civilization, Reason and Revolution, among others, are awful. Besides
      Jorge Coelho Soares, Isabel Maria Loureiro have described the bad reception the theory of Marcuse had in Brazil during the military dictatorship. I have supervised some students on Marcuse's work and critical theory. Some Marcuseans I know here: Rafael Cordeiro Silva, from Federal University of Uberlandia (he is studying Nature in Marcuse, Marilia Pizani, from Mackenzie University and São Judas University, (she is studying Marcuse and Pierre Clastres) Silvio Carneiro, from São Camilo (he studies Marcuse and Foucault).
    • Attached are two photos of a puppet a former student of mine made for me of Marcuse with his book Razão e revolução

    Juan David PalaciosPalacios Suárez, Juan David (b. 1994), political scientist at the National University of Colombia. He is a member of a study group in critical theory named "Orpheus" that discusses topics related to the Frankfurt School and philosophy.

    • Translated Herbert's 1977 op-ed in Die Zeit, "Mord darf keine Waffe der Politik sein," as: "El asesinato no es un arma política," July 2015. (2 page pdf)

    Raulet, Gérard (b. 1949), Professor of German Philosophy and Literature at the Ecole Normale SupérieureGerard Raulet de Lettres et Sciences Humaines in Fontenay- St Cloud, and Research Program Director at the Maison des Sciences de l�Homme in Paris.

    • author of: Herbert Marcuse: philosophie de l'émancipation (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1992), 254 p
    • Selected publications: Historismus, Sonderweg und dritte Wege, Frankfurt/M. u.a. 2000. Vom Parergon zum Labyrinth, Wien 2001 (Hrsg. mit Burghart Schmidt). Marx démocrate. Le manuscrit de 1843, Paris 2001 (Hrsg. mit Etienne Balibar). Max Scheler. L'anthropologie philosophique en Allemagne dans l'entre-deux-guerres, Paris 2002 (Hrsg.).

    Reitz, Charles ReitzCharles (b. 1945?), emeritus professor of philosophy and German at Kansas City, KS Community College

    • KCKCC homepage; worldcat timeline courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Logic; also Education in a Multicultural Society
    • 2000: Art, Alienation, and the Humanities: A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse (SUNY Press, 2000). See entry on Books About page. ($32 on amazon)
    • 2011 (with Stephen Spartan), Critical Work and Radical Pedagogy: Recalling Herbert Marcuse, 46 pages ($15 on amazon)
    • 2015 (editor and contributor): Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren (Lexington Books, 2015), 332 pages ($46 on amazon)
    • 2016: Philosophy & Critical Pedagogy: Insurrection & Commonwealth (Peter Lang, 2015), pages ($40 at amazon)
      • Reconsiders Marcuse’s hitherto misunderstood and neglected philosophy of labor, resulting in a labor theory of ethics.This develops commonwealth criteria of judgment regarding the real and enduring economic and political possibilities that concretely encompass all of our engagement and action. Marcuse’s newly discovered 1974 Paris Lectures are examined and the theories of Georg Lukács and Ernest Manheim contextualize the analysis to permit a critical assessment of the nature of dialectical methodology today. Revolutionary strategy and a common-ground political program against intensifying inequalities of class, race, and gender comprise the book’s commonwealth counter-offensive. 2017 Five New Lectures  Contents
    • 2017: Charles Reitz (ed., with Peter-Erwin Jansen and Sarah Surak), Herbert Marcuse, Transvaluation of Values and Radical Social Change: Five New Lectures, 1966-1976 (Createspace, 2017), 174 pages ($20 on amazon)
      • Terry Maley, "Introduction: Five New Lectures--in Context"
      • "The Rationality of Philosophy," San Diego, 1966
      • "Protest and Futility," Berkeley, 1967
      • "Art and the Transvaluation of Values," Toronto, 1976
      • "The University and Raidical Social Change," Kent State, 1976
      • "The Radical Transformation of Norms, Needs and Values," Saint Louis, 1977
      • Charles Reitz, "Recalling Herbert Marcuse"
      • Peter-Erwin Jansen, "The Desire for Community"
      • Andrew Feenberg, "Afterword: Marcuse's Dialectic"Ecology and Revolution book cover
    • 2018: Ecology and Revolution: Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today (Critical Interventions)(Routledge, 2018), 208pp. ($40 on amazon or Createspace version $18)
      • Ecology and Revolution attempts 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. 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.

    Roth, Roth 1985: Rebellische SubjektivitaetRoland RothRoland (b. 1949), Professor für Politikwissenschaft am Fachbereich Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen at the Fachhochschule Magdeburg

    • author of Rebellische Subjektivität: Herbert Marcuse und die neuen Protestbewegungen (Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 1985), 338 p.Research areas:
      Social Protests, New Social Movements, Citizenship, Towns in the process of globalization, regulation theory
    • Roth's Magdeburg faculty page

    Jerry RubinRubin, Jerry (1938-1994), US social activist, anti-war leader, and counterculture icon during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1980s, he became a successful businessman. He died at age 56.

    Scafoglio, Luca (b. 1972), Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Salerno, ItalyLuca Scafoglio

    • 2000: ‘“I limiti della forma”: Dimensione estetica e arte nella teoria critica di Herbert Marcuse’, in Atti dell’Accademia di Scienze Morali e Politiche, vol. 111, 2000, pp. 51-66.
    • 2001: ‘Arte e politica nel pensiero di Herbert Marcuse 1941-1945’, in Diritto e cultura, vol. 11, 2001, n. 2, pp. 131-151.
    • 2005: ‘Discorso, corpo, storia. Costellazioni dell’umano nel pensiero di Herbert Marcuse’, in Temi di bioetica. Diritto, Filosofia, Scienza, ed. by G. Cantillo and G. Mangrella, Boccia, Salerno 2005, pp. 177-189.
    • 2005: ‘Filosofia e teoria della società nella riflessione di Herbert Marcuse. La questione dell’identità della teoria critica negli anni della “svolta” (1938-1947). Un percorso attraverso gli inediti’, in Atti dell’Accademia di Scienze Morali e Politiche, vol. 116, 2005, pp. 221-250.
    • 2005: 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)
    • ‘Marxismo e “Linkshistorismus” nella riflessione del giovane Marcuse’, in Epistemologia didattica, vol. 2, 2007, n. 3-4, pp. 309-333.
    • 2007, 2008: Translator of the essays in Herbert's posthumous unpublished papers, Scritti e interventi vols. II, III and IV, edited by R. Laudani: Marxismo e nuova sinistra; La società tecnologica avanzata; and Teoria critica del desiderio.(Manifestolibri, 2007, 2008, 2011).
    • 2009 monograph: Forme della dialettica: Herbert Marcuse e l'idea di teoria critica (Roma: Manifestolibri, 2009), 189pp. [Forms of Dialectic. Herbert Marcuse and the Idea of Critical Theory] (Manifestolibri., 2009). (€ 23 at la Feltrinelli) (google books reference)
    • 2010: "Il pensiero della vita offesa. La riflessione morale della teoria critica," in R. Bonito Oliva, A. Donise, E. Mazzarella, F. Miano (ed by), Etica Antropologia Religione. Studi in onore di Giuseppe Cantillo, Guida, Napoli 2010, pp. 109-122.
    • 2011: "Antropologia politica. Adorno, Marcuse e i limiti dell’umano," in G. Cantillo, A. Donise, S. Achella (eds.), Questioni di etica contemporanea, Guida, Napoli 2011, pp. 125-144.
    • 2012: "Kritische Theorie und Judenfrage. Die Frankfurter Debatte zum Antisemitismus," in Das Österreich der dreißiger Jahre und seine Stellung in Europa, ed by F.S. Festa et al., Peter Lang, Frankfurt/M., New York, 2012, pp. 327-340.
    • 2017: "Herbert Marcuse," in Nicht für immer! No para siempre! Introducción al pensamiento critico y la Teoria critica Frankfurtiana, ed. by A. Polidori, R. Mier, Gedisa (Universidad Autonoma Metropolita, Ciudad de México, 2017), pp. 1303-1308.

    Schoolman, Morton SchoolmanMorton (b. 1947), Professor of Political Science, SUNY Albany

    • SUNY faculty website, author of:
    • 1973: "Further Reflections on Work, Alienation, and Freedom in Marcuse and Marx," in: Canadian Journal of Political Science (VI, 2), 295-302.
    • 1975. Marcuse's 'Second Dimension'. Telos (23): 89-115. (abstract)
    • 1976: Marcuse's Aesthetics and the Displacement of Critical Theory. New German Critique (8): 53-79.
    • 1976. Introduction to Marcuse's 'On the Problem of the Dialectic'. Telos (27):12-24. (abstract)
    • 1976. 'On the Problem of the Dialectic', by Herbert Marcuse. Translation of Part I. Telos (27):12-24.Cover of Imaginary Witness
    • 1978: Ensayo sobre la obra de Herbert Marcuse, translated into Spanish by John Turner (Bogota, Columbia: Plaza y Janes, 1978). paperbound, 174 pp.
    • 1980: The Imaginary Witness: The Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse (New York: Free Press, 1980), clothbound, 399 pp. Choice Book Award, "An Outstanding Academic Book of the Year" (1981). Republished by New York University Press, 1984, paperbound, 399 pp.
    • 1986. "Herbert Marcuse." Contribution to the Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Eds. Janet Coleman, David Miller, William Connolly, Alan Ryan, pp. 315-317. London: Basil Blackwell.

    Sethness-Castro, Javier Javier Sethness(b. 19xx), author, libertarian socialist, health care provider

    Shapiro, Jeremy J. Jeremy Shapiro and Herbert MarcuseJeremy J. Shapiro(1940-), is senior consultant for academic information projects and professor of human and organization development at the Fielding Institute. His current work is in the critical theory of information technology and the information society, with special emphasis on simulation as a paradigmatic form of one-dimensionality and technological rationality.

    • Fielding Graduate University faculty page In July 2005 Jeremy e-mailed the following:
      "Negations was my main contribution to getting Herbert's work known in greater depth. After I returned to the U.S. in 1965 from studying in Frankfurt for four years, which included getting to know the early Institut für Sozialforschung work that was untranslated into English and therefore unknown in the English-speaking world, I convinced Beacon Press to put out a translation of some of his most important essays from the 1930's. I translated several of these, and retranslated his Max Weber essay. These were published as Negations. That began the phase of the assimilation of the early Frankfurt School work, i.e. work prior to Reason and Revolution and The Authoritarian Personality, into American and British intellectual life."Publications include:
      • 1970: "One-Dimensionality: The Universal Semiotic of Technological Experience," in: Paul Breines (ed.), Critical Interruptions: New Left Perspectives on Herbert Marcuse (New York: Herder and Herder, 1970)1972: "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]1977 Brandeis dissertation: The concept of embeddedness in nature: Marx and the self-reflection of history (Ann Arbor: Xerox University Microfilms, 1977), xv, 246 leaves. Bibliography: leaves 233-246.1979: at a memorial event after Herbert's death, Kurt Wolff read this text by Jeremy, which was subsequently published in Telos1984: "Herbert Marcuse and Radical Therapy," in: Issues in Radical Therapy 10:4(1984)1998: with 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
      • 2003: "Digitale Simulation: Theoretische und geschichtliche Grundlagen�, in Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie 17(2003).
    • translator of some of Herbert's works
      • 1968 Negations: Essays in Critical Theory; with translations from the German by Jeremy J. Shapiro (London: Penguin, 1968; Boston: Beacon, 1969; London: Free Association, 1988), 290 p.
      • "On Hedonism," by Herbert Marcuse; translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro, in: Wolfgang Schirmacher (ed.) German 20th-Century Philosophy: The Frankfurt School (New York: Continuum, 2000), xx, 244 p. [UCSB: B3183.5 .G47 2000][This essay is also included in Negations.]

    Sherover-Marcuse, Ricky Sherover in July 1978Erica (1938-1988), Herbert's student and third wife

    • detailed information on this site at people/ricky/index.html.see especially Bettina Aptheker's 1989 illustrated biographical article: page 1, page 2, page 3
    • Ricky's main publication is her dissertation Emancipation and Consciousness: Dogmatic and Dialectical Perspectives in the Early Marx (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986), 211 pages

    Slaner, Stephen E. (b. ca. 1940), is an assistant professor of government at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Mass.

    Sollazzo, Federico (b. 1978)Federico Sollazzo, Researcher and Lecturer in Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy at the University of Sezeged, Hungary.

    Sontag, Susan. (1933-2004)Susan Sontag, author, literary theorist, and political activist.

    • From ca. 1952 to 1956 Sontag lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts while attending graduate school at Harvard. In 1954 Herbert Marcuse lived with Sontag and Rieff for a year while working on Eros and Civilization (published in 1955). Carl Edmund Rollyson and Lisa Olson Paddock, Susan Sontag: The Making of an Icon (Norton, 2000), p. 38: "Sontag says 'a long time ago in Cambridge. ... We had Herbert Marcuse staying with us. His wife had just died.'"
      Sophie died in 1951. Sontag started grad school in 1953 at UConn, but still lived in Cambridge on the weekends, transferring to Harvard in Fall 1954.
    • Herbert's life stations:: 1952-53 Columbia; 1954-55 Harvard, 1958-65 Brandeis
    • Phillip Lopate's Notes on Sontag (google books), p. 49 says that she and her husband Phillip Reiff lived with Herbert for a year [it was the other way around!], and on p. 72 Lopate says Sontag wrote about Eros & Civilization in her essay "Psychoanalysis and Norman O. Brown's Life Against Death" (google books, see pp. 89, 255 and 259--search marcuse).
    • Herbert and his second wife Inge Neumann remained friends with Susan and Phillip while Herbert was at Brandeis.
    • Secondary literature: Craig J. Peariso, "The 'Counter Culture' in Quotes: Sontag and Marcuse on the Work of Revolution," in: Barbara Ching and Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor (eds.), The Scandal of Susan Sontag (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), 155-170.
    • UCLA library's collection of Sontag's papers (library's special collections info page ) does not have any correspondence between her and Herbert, but there are two of Herbert's books signed by him to her that have Sontag's annotations.
    • Just for fun and coindentally: for one of my courses I (Harold) put a hyperlinked, illustrated version of Sontag's 1974 review essay "Fascinating Fascism" online.

    Tebano, Elena (b.1976)Elena Tebano, Italian Marcuse-scholar

    • Article on Herbert's "Proust-Notizen" and their relationship to Eros and Civilization:
      "Le nuove 'Proust Notizen' nella genesi di Eros e civiltà," in Belfagor, 57:6(30 novembre 2002) (n. 342), 693-701. (full text available)In the 2004 issue no. 22 of the French journal Genesis, "Philosophie" (journal contents):
      Marcuse: réflexions sur l'autoritarisme et sur la construction d'une théorie critique, p. 143
      Inédit: Manuscrits de Marcuse, présentés par Elena Tebano, p. 157
      • In Dec. 2002 Elena described the projected article in an e-mail: "I'm analyzing the first version of a Marcusean essay about Pareto, which was published 1936 in the 'Studien ueber Autoritaet und Familie'; of the Institute for Social Research. The review is concerned in 'critique genetique' and my article will be a rather philological one. I also will try to describe the way Marcuse worked and wrote."
    • See her blog, Spolitica: istruzioni per resistere al blabla dei politici

    Varela, Nicolás Alberto González Nicolas Gonzalez Varela(b. 1960, Argentina), now Seville, Spain

    • Studied philosophy and psychology (Ph.D.), with focus on the political philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche and Heidegger1988-1998 taught political philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA)journalist of culture in diverse magazines and newspaperstranslator and publisher in several editorials (including EUDEBA universitary editors).for Varela's published articles see his blog:
      http://fliegecojonera.blogspot.com/ (since April 2006) For several of his articles, see this page at the Instituto de Ciencias, Artes y Literatura Alejandro Lipschütz
    • A compilation on Heidegger and his political writings is forthcoming: Heideggger: Nazismo y Política del Ser (III). Excerpt
    • He contributed more than a dozen book cover images of Spanish translations and secondary literature to this site.

    Wald, Alan R. (b. ?1946)

    • From an Aug. 2006 e-mail, from Sherman Oaks:
      I was a student of your grandfather from 1967-1969.
      I remember him giving a public lecture on campus in one of the large lecture halls (in fact his class room lectures were so popular that registered students had to show a special ID care that proved they were in the class to get in) and a student asked for direction in terms of today's politics. Marcuse replied that back in Germany when he was active they did "their thing" (he didn't use those exact words) and that you should do yours. He then told us one of his favorite quotes from Marx. "There is no blueprint for a free society". I believe this is in Vol II of Das Kapital at that time was not widely read and possibly not available yet in English translation (I am not sure about this but I seem to remember something to that effect).
      Another time, in class, a student tried to elicit a personal opinion from him and he replied "We are studying Hegel, not Marcuse."
      His office was always open for anyone (including the six young republicans on campus) to come in and visit and chat about anything.
      • I received the following in an email in July 2009:
        Also my friend Alan Wald took Marcuse's philosophy class at ucsd when Angela Davis was the TA. It was very popular. On the class reading list was Sartre's Anti-semite and Jew & propaganda section form Mein Kampf. I just found that interesting. According to Alan professor Marcuse refused to speak on his works in class and stayed on the class subject.
        Alan is the son of screenwriter Malvin Wald.

    Weinstein, Jeff (b. ca. 1950), culture columnist and Fine Arts Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    • previously worked for 17 years as restaurant critic and an arts writer and senior editor at New York's Village Voice, and has written for Artforum magazine, the New Yorker, the Advocate and other publications.Was a graduate student at UCSD in the late 1960s. For his reminiscence of Herbert's influence on him at that time, see this 107th birthday entry on Doug Ireland's blog:
      "I was a graduate student at UCSD, usually called La Jolla, in the department of English and American literature from 1969 to 1973. For many reasons, I became active in campus and off-campus politics � but I did not veer in the usual left direction. I was firmly against the war in Vietnam, and even more strenuously supported the unionizing of the United Farm Workers under the heroic Cesar Chavez. But my core belief, and in retrospect my only authentic political passion, was founded in my identity as a recently declared gay man. I was, for a while, the first and only out person on the campus. It was not a popular or attractive position to take ... "
      (for more, see the blog entry )On Marcuse & gays/glbtq issues, see this Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture's Marcuse entryPhilly Inquirer columnists page on Weinstein
    • May 1997 Philly citypaper.net article on Weinstein's move from NYC

    Wheatland, Thomas P. Thomas Wheatland(b. ca. 1970), Assistant Professor of History, Assumption College, Worchester, Mass.

    • Assumption faculty page
    • 2009: The Frankfurt School in Exile (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009)
    • 2012: “Marcuse schreibt an Heidegger: Welcher Kontext sollte eine Interpretation formen? ” in Erste Briefe: First Letters aus dem Exil, 1945-1950, edited by David Kettler and Detlef Garz (München: Text & Kritik, 2012)
    • 2014: October conference presentation at Brandeis: "The American Reception of One-Dimensional Man"

    Williams, David Rhys

    • September 07, 2004 guestbook entry: "A student of a student of Professor Marcuse. Had the good fortune to meet with Professor Marcuse half a dozen times or so in preparation of my dissertation, "Marcuse's Concept of Alienation:The Problematic of 'Mimesis'."
    • OCLC: dissertation University of Southern California 1980, 514 ms. pages

    Wolf, Frieder Otto (b. 1943), F.O.Wolf, Radikale Philosophie, coverFrieder Otto Wolfprivate lecturer in philosophy and political science at the Berlin Free University.

    Wolff, Karl Dietrich (b. 1943)kd wolff, publisher (Verlag Stroemfeld/Roter Stern), former national chairman of the Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund (SDS) in 1967-68.

    • In October 2005 he e-mailed: "Just having found your website, I would like to inform you that I will speak on Herbert Marcuse in Starnberg on October 14, 2005. [see entry on Events page]
      I was Bundesvorsitzender (national chairman) of SDS /Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund/ in 1967/68 - and met Herbert Marcuse several
      times. I founded a small publishing house in 1970, STROEMFELD/ROTER STERN, that
      still exists - we especially publish historical critical editions of German language classics, printing facsimiles of the mss. together with transcriptions, among others of Hölderlin, Kleist, Keller, Trakl, Franz Kafka."
      From a 1998 conference panel biography: "... publisher of Stroemfeld Publishing House, Frankfurt am Main / Basel. He studied law and was Federal Chairman of the Socialistic German Student League (SDS) from 1967 to 1968, 38 criminal proceedings. In 1970 he founded the publishing house Roter Stern (Red Star) and in 1979 the Stroemfeld Publishing House. He is primarily a publisher of critical historical editions including the Hölderlin edition of Frankfurt, the Kleist edition of Brandenburg, the Franz Kafka edition, which were awarded several prizes for their novel documentation of handwriting facsimiles by using typographical inscriptions (partly with CD-ROM). KD Wolff is an executive member of the German P.E.N. Centre."Publishing house websites: www.stroemfeld.com; www.textkritik.de
    • Dec. 2004 Netzeitung article "Hölderlin vom Roten Stern"

    Wolin, Richard (b. ca. 1952),Richard Wolin professor of  history and comparative literature at the CUNY graduate center.

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