(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Marcuse and Leo Löwenthal's unpublished papers.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])
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.
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,  2nd corrected edition 1990),
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Editor of the 6 volume German edition of Herbert Marcuse's unpublished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
In 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.
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."