Jeremy J. Shapiro Bio
Shapiro, Jeremy J. (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.
Graduate University faculty page In July 2005 Jeremy e-mailed the following:
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
- 2003: "Digitale Simulation: Theoretische
und geschichtliche Grundlagen", in Zeitschrift für kritische Theorie
- 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.]