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Herbert Marcuse
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Studies in Critical Philosophy

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unknown, 227 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Beacon Press (MA) (first published 1972)
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Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Collection of essays on various subjects.

I - decent restatement of historical materialism as a doctrine, just after the assimilation of Marx’s then-newly published economic & philosophic papers. Marketing copy on the book purports that this reading is an important 20th century contribution, though it seems to me to be fairly standard now, looking back.

II - centerpiece of the text, a “study on authority,” beginning with Luther & Calvin, passing through Kant, Hegel, the counter-revolutiona
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German-Jewish philosopher, political theorist and sociologist, and a member of the Frankfurt School. Celebrated as the "Father of the New Left", his best known works are Eros and Civilization, One-Dimensional Man and The Aesthetic Dimension. Marcuse was a major intellectual influence on the New Left and student movements of the 1960s.
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