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In this concise and startling book, the author of One-Dimensional Man argues that the time for utopian speculation has come. Marcuse argues that the traditional conceptions of human freedom have been rendered obsolete by the development of advanced industrial society. Social theory can no longer content itself with repeating the formula, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," but must now investigate the nature of human needs themselves. Marcuse's claim is that even if production were controlled and determined by the workers, society would still be repressive—unless the workers themselves had the needs and aspirations of free men. Ranging from philosophical anthropology to aesthetics An Essay on Liberation attempts to outline—in a highly speculative and tentative fashion—the new possibilities for human liberation. The Essay contains the following chapters: A Biological Foundation for Socialism?, The New Sensibility, Subverting Forces—in Transition, and Solidarity.

Synopsis:

Marcuse, the author of One-Dimensional Man, argues that the traditional conceptions of human freedom have been rendered obsolete by the development of advanced industrial society. An Essay on Liberation outlines the new possibilities for contemporary human liberation.

About the Author

Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was born in Berlin and educated at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg. He fled Germany in 1933 and arrived in the United States in 1934. Marcuse taught at Columbia, Harvard, Brandeis, and the University of California, San Diego, where he met Andrew Feenberg and William Leiss as graduate students. He is the author of numerous books, including One-Dimensional Man and Eros and Civilization.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807005958
Author:
Marcuse, Herbert
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 1971
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.54x5.54x.28 in. .32 lbs.

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