M.I.A. Library: Herbert Marcuse


Herbert Marcuse Archive


“Hegel's system brings to a close the entire epoch in modern philosophy that had begun with Descartes and had embodied the basic ideas of modern society. Hegel was the last to interpret the world as reason, subjecting nature and history alike to the standards of thought and freedom. At the same time, he recognised the social and political order men had achieved as the basis on which reason had to be realised. His system brought philosophy to the threshold of its negation and thus constituted the sole link between the old and the new form of critical theory, between philosophy and social theory.” Reason & Revolution

Herbert Marcuse - sketch taken from Hegel Made Easy of old man with rather withered features


The Foundation of Historical Materialism, 1932

Reason & Revolution, 1941

Eros & Civilisation, 1955

One Dimensional Man, 1964

An Essay on Liberation, 1969

Lectures and Essays

Socialist Humanism?, 1965
Aggressiveness in Advanced Industrial Society, 1967
The End of Utopia, 1967
The Problem of Violence and the Radical Opposition
Questions and Answers, 1967
Interview with Pierrre Viansson-Ponte, 1969
The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf Before the High Court of Vend˘me, 1969

Further reading:

Herbert Marcuse By Douglas Kellner [off-site link]
Marcuse Home Page [off-site link]

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception, Adorno, 1927
Karl Korsch Archive
Marx and Freud, Review of Marcuse by Paul Mattick, 1956
Jean-Paul Sartre Archive
Georg Lukacs Archive
Jürgen Habermas Archive
Erich Fromm Archive
Philosophy of Right, Hegel, 1821
Political community and individual freedom in Hegel, Pelczynski, 1984
Hegel & Modern Society , Avineri