Herbert Marcuse

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United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)


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In Part V, the contributors analyze Marcusian theory's affinities and divergences with other theoreticians.
The application of Marcusian theory to elements of the war on drugs is highly elucidating.
Also the philosophical neighborhood is generally centered on the Sartre-Camus existentialist axis with a light Marcusian twist.
The novel takes seriously the Marcusian notion that the body is capable of an unrestrained and satisfying Erotic relationship with the world, the self, and other people in adulthood.
The majority must be liberated from themselves by the Marcusian minority which alone is rational.
Tobe Hooper or George Romero or David Cronenberg or Brian De Palma matter to him singly as directors almost as much as his Marcusian psycho-social interpretation of the symbolic substratum of the horror genre's cycle in the late 1960s-early 1970s.
The Freudian and Marxist sources and categories of Marcusian social theory are studied, and the theory's political ends are discussed.
An analysis from a Marcusian perspective helps us to understand how and why capitalist society is animated by the spirit and interest in pragmatic and totalitarian rationality, avoiding the perception in this manner of any social consciousness.
The cultural contradictions involved in playing agitprop to a $150-a-ticket crowd are evident from the band's first song, "No Shelter," a Marcusian anthem and also the band's contribution to the soundtrack for the movie Godzilla.
Here, two issues of representation and expression arise in Schillerian, Marcusian idealistic aesthetics: first, the value of a unique aesthetic emotion as opposed to the idea that art and life are more continuous; second, the value of realism and idealistic utopianism in art.