What is Marcuse?

  • (noun): United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979).
    Synonyms: Herbert Marcuse

Some articles on marcuse:

The Aesthetic Dimension - Summary
... Dimension (not to be confused with a chapter from Marcuse's Eros and Civilization of the same name) is a response to previous writings within critical ... Marcuse rejects Benjamin's call in "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" for the politicization (i.e ... Like both Benjamin and Adorno, Marcuse feels that art promises resistance to societal repression, and that a cultural revolution is necessarily connected to a ...
Life Against Death - Background
... became interested in psychoanalysis because of the influence of Marcuse, a philosopher associated with the Institute for Social Research based in Frankfurt ... Marcuse had little direct concern with Freud while in Frankfurt, but devoted more attention to psychoanalysis in the 1950s, and in 1953 suggested to Brown that he should read Freud ... Brown also paid homage to Marcuse's Eros and Civilization, "the first book, after Wilhelm Reich's ill-fated adventures, to reopen the possibility of ...

Famous quotes containing the word marcuse:

    The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
    —Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)

    Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the Establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality, but to those of another.
    —Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)

    If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator—the commodity form. The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value, counts.
    —Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)