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Jeremy J. Shapiro Bio

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.]
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