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EROS AND THANATOS: A Nondualistic Interpretation: The Dynamic of Drives in Personal and Civilizational Development From Freud to Marcuse

The Business of Theory /2004

The Business of Theory /2004 “Ethics, in other words, is a subset of politics. “If you want to be good, you need a good society,” Eagleton writes; “nobody can thrive when they are starving, miserable or oppressed.” A true ethics is thus a materialist one, a morality not of feeling but of acting: feeding the…

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Books, Articles and Reviews about Herbert Marcuse – Herbert Marcuse Official Website Re-reading Marcuse lately

The Critique of Alienated Labor: Marx, Marcuse and Countermodels of the 1960s | Cairn.info Useful

“All fixed, fast frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned …” Marx & Engels, Communist Manifesto (1848)

The Alienation of Reason

The Alienation of Reason  Leszek Kolakowski on the culture of logical empiricism [logical positivism] and the cultural context of philosophy. In one respect, however, the positivist program has a value that can hardly  be questioned. Although the expectation that it can serve as an effective antidote  to social dangers stemming from the most various ideological…

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“I Didn’t Sit Eight and a Half Years in Jail to Build Capitalism”

“I Didn’t Sit Eight and a Half Years in Jail to Build Capitalism” Polish Stalinism was toppled in October, and Modzelewski initially supported the new party leader Wladyslaw Gomulka. But when Gomulka dismantled the workers’ councils and reestablished bureaucratic dictatorship, Modzelewski and his comrade Jacek Kuron — the history student who he met at Warsaw…

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Schweighauser: “Who’s Afraid of Dystopia? William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Fredric Jameson~” •Utopia and Science Fiction

Schweighauser: “Who’s Afraid of Dystopia? William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Fredric Jameson~” •Utopia and Science Fiction “Unlike earlier dystopian narratives, cyberpunk invites us not only to accept the current socioeconomic order but to derive pleasure from what Jameson now diagnoses as an empty, lawless social space emerging out of the displacement of civil society – here…

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