Heideggerian Marxism

Heideggerian Marxism The Frankfurt School philosopher Herbert Marcuse studied with Martin Heidegger at Freiburg University from to and completed a dissertation on Hegel s theory of historicity under He

  • Title: Heideggerian Marxism
  • Author: Herbert Marcuse Richard Wolin John D. Abromeit
  • ISBN: 9780803283121
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Frankfurt School philosopher Herbert Marcuse 1898 1979 studied with Martin Heidegger at Freiburg University from 1928 to 1932 and completed a dissertation on Hegel s theory of historicity under Heidegger s supervision During these years, Marcuse wrote a number of provocative philosophical essays experimenting with the possibilities of Heideggerian Marxism For a timThe Frankfurt School philosopher Herbert Marcuse 1898 1979 studied with Martin Heidegger at Freiburg University from 1928 to 1932 and completed a dissertation on Hegel s theory of historicity under Heidegger s supervision During these years, Marcuse wrote a number of provocative philosophical essays experimenting with the possibilities of Heideggerian Marxism For a time he believed that Heidegger s ideas could revitalize Marxism, providing a dimension of experiential concreteness that was sorely lacking in the German Idealist tradition Ultimately, two events deterred Marcuse from completing this program the 1932 publication of Marx s early economic and philosophical manuscripts, and Heidegger s conversion to Nazism a year later Heideggerian Marxism offers rich and fascinating testimony concerning the first attempt to fuse Marxism and existentialism These essays offer invaluable insight concerning Marcuse s early philosophical evolution They document one of the century s most important Marxist philosophers attempting to respond to the crisis of Marxism the failure of the European revolution coupled with the growing repression in the USSR In response, Marcuse contrived an imaginative and original theoretical synthesis existential Marxism.

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    1. Wonderful collection of essays that really elucidate Marcuse's interest and conversation with Heidegger and also help to elucidate the meaning of Heidegger in more practical contexts as well as his relationship with Nazism, etc. Could use some supporting essays for each section, but the chapter progression works well.

    2. I like it. Marcuse's early attempt at fusing Marx and Heidegger may have been problematic and incomplete, but it provides a interesting window into these two very different, yet not entirely dissimilar, philosophical traditions.

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