Towards a Critical Theory of Society: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 2, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Towards a Critical Theory of Society

Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 2, 1st Edition

By Herbert Marcuse

Edited by Douglas Kellner


256 pages

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This second volume of Marcuse's collected papers includes unpublished manuscripts from the late 1960s and early 1970s, such as Beyond One-Dimensional Man, Cultural Revolution and The Historical Fate of Bourgeois Democracy, as well as a rich collection of letters. It shows Marcuse at his most radical, focusing on his critical theory of contemporary society, his analyses of technology, capitalism, the fate of the individual, and prospects for social change in contemporary society.


'[Towards a Critical Theory of Society] … will be welcomed by those with an interest in Marcuse and radical thought in the post-war world.' - - History of Political Thought

About the Series

Herbert Marcuse: Collected Papers

Volume One: Technology, War and Fascism

Volume Two: Towards a Critical Theory of Society

Volume Three: The New Left and the 1960s

Volume Four: Art and Liberation

Volume Five: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation

Volume Six: Marxism, Revolution and Utopia

HERBERT MARCUSE (1898-1979) is an internationally renowned philosopher, social activist and theorist, and member of the Frankfurt School. He has been remembered as one of the most influential social critical theorists inspiring the radical political movements in the 1960s and 1970s. Author of numerous books including One-Dimensional Man, Eros and Civilisation, and Reason and Revolution, Marcuse taught at Columbia, Harvard, Brandeis University and the University of California before his death in 1979.

DOUGLAS KELLNER is George F. Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at UCLA. He is author of many books on social theory, politics, history and culture, including Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism, Media Culture and Critical Therory, Marxism and Modernity. His Critical Theory and Society: A Reader, co-edited with Stephen Eric Bronner, and recent book Media Spectacle, is also published by Routledge.

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