Herbert Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse
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Raffaele Laudani Bio


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
Index entries: Laudani, Raffaele