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Introduction

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kircheimer, and Raymond Geuss

Raffaele Laudani (ed.)

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introduction discusses the Frankfurt School's contribution to the United States' World War II effort. In particular, it examines the role played by three German scholars and prominent members of ... More


Herbert Marcuse

Tyrus Miller

in Modernism and the Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748640188
eISBN:
9781474400862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640188.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the shifting role of art in the corpus of theoretical works of Herbert Marcuse. Although Marcuse’s own artistic tastes were relatively moderate, his ideas of critical refusal ... More


Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer

Raffaele Laudani (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During World War II, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School—Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer—worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the ... More


The Psyche in Late Capitalism II: Herbert Marcuse and the Technological Lure

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Attempts to salvage the idea of "aggressive sublimation," which is both a recurring notion in the work of Herbert Marcuse and one that he strangely rejects.


Europe's Impact on the United States, 1928–1964

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the inter‐war period and after, three movements of European thought were influential in the US because of the Nazi‐triggered exodus of intellectuals. The most important was that of European ... More


The Biology of Revolution: Mapping Mutation with Diane Arbus

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter juxtaposes the freak photographs taken by Diane Arbus with the philosophy of Herbert Marcuse, the so-called father of the New Left. It reveals the deep engagement of the photos that were ... More


Herbert Marcuse: The Philosophy of Art and Politics

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to Herbert Marcuse, it seems to have become quite evident that the advanced industrial countries have long since reached the stage of ... More


The Always Unfinished Project of Modernity: The Fragile Life of Symbols

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines philosophers' view on the issue concerning symbolic forms and the unfinished project of modernity. Herbert Marcuse has developed a critique that takes note of the ways in which ... More


From Critical Theory to Pragmatism

Andrew Feenberg

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter comments on critical theorist Andrew Feenberg's recent book titled Questioning Technology. This book presents Feenberg's most successful attempt to ... More


Herbert Marcuse, 1898–1979

Ellen Willis

in Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author’s thoughts about Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse had a monolithically bleak view of advanced capitalism and his contempt for American workers’ enjoyment of their material ... More


Faulkner, Marcuse, and Erotic Power

Michael Zeitlin

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the political and economic dimensions of William Faulkner’s erotic desire. It suggests that Faulkner’s public discourses in the years following the publication of The Portable ... More


Critique, Clarity, and Common Sense: Ordinary Language Philosophy and Politics

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theorists from Gellner and Marcuse to Butler and Žižek accuse ordinary language philosophy of being inherently conservative or even reactionary, largely because they take this philosophy to endorse ... More


Modernization and Its Discontents: The Sozialstaat in the Reform Era, 1963–73

Peter C. Caldwell

in Democracy, Capitalism, and the Welfare State: Debating Social Order in Postwar West Germany, 1949-1989

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833819
eISBN:
9780191872198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833819.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The period from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s has been characterized by historians as one of “planning euphoria.” This enthusiasm was especially evident in the Social Democrats’ ambitious plans ... More


Writing, Work, and Profession

Daniel Punday

in Computing as Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In chapter 2 Punday returns briefly to Bush’s essay to consider the changing role of professions and work that frames his 1945 essay. Starting with the context provided by contemporaries like Norbert ... More


Coda: The Novel and the Industrial Revolution

Joseph Drury

in Novel Machines: Technology and Narrative Form in Enlightenment Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198792383
eISBN:
9780191834394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792383.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

By the early nineteenth century, criticism of the modern novel was being linked to broader critiques of ‘the machine’, a new abstraction that denoted the entire sociotechnical complex rather than any ... More


Introduction

Stanley Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains excerpts from a book-length project tentatively titled “The Cultural Unconscious in American Politics: Why We Need a Freudian Left.” The book’s central argument is that our ... More


Yannis Ritsos, Marxist Dialectics, and the Re-imagining of Ancient Greece

Marinos Pourgouris

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter revisits Marx’s reception of classical Greek literature, as well as the interrelated concept of dialectical materialism, in order to examine Yannis Ritsos’ reworking of the Greek ... More


Art, Religion, and the Grand Narrative

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Once one declares that works of art that are created for, and rewarding of, disinterested aesthetic attention are socially other and transcendent, one must expect that such works will often be seen ... More


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