Eros and Revolution

The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse


Javier Sethness Castro

In Eros and Revolution, Javier Sethness Castro presents a comprehensive intellectual and political biography of the world-renowned critical theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979). Investigating the origins and development of Marcuse's dialectical approach vis-à-vis Hegel, Marx, Fourier, Heidegger, and Freud as well as the central figures of the Frankfurt School—Horkheimer, Adorno, Neumann, Fromm, and Benjamin—Sethness Castro chronicles the radical philosopher's lifelong activism in favor of anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anti-authoritarianism together with Marcuse's defiant revindication of global libertarian-socialist revolution as the precondition for the realization of reason, freedom, and human happiness. Beyond examining Marcuse's revolutionary life and contributions, moreover, the author contemplates the philosopher's relevance to contemporary struggle, especially with regard to ecology, feminism, anarchism, and the general cause of worldwide social transformation.

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of democracy and the forces of fascism appears to have benefited Germany and Japan far more than those who suffered under their yoke. (155) In a final expansion of her temporality of blackness, Wright borrows Bayes’s Theorem from physics, arguing that, “with its emphasis on updating as an essential

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. Other marginal temporal narratives that were also constructed in compliance with the underlying necessity to order time were either excluded as reactionary and pre-modern, e.g. fascism palingenetic ‘tale about time’, or not even considered. Thus we will look into the rivalry between diverging ‘tales

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in the field of media ecology). But the meaning that I anticipate to be most obvious would be a reference to Italian Fascist dictator Mussolini’s boast that at least he made the trains run on time. The association of Fascism and Nazism with futurism and mechanization, especially with efficiency and con

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other animal life is systematically devalued or destroyed, close reading may be that which stands between ideologies and their endless reproduction, fascism and its goals. While Americans are more unequal, indeed father apart than ever, we are also growing closer—ecological disaster, slow and fast

and in sealed-off rooms, constantly finding old papers and artifacts. He asks questions of the old caretaker and others when some- thing he finds needs explanation, and the narrative, or rather several narratives, move forward in fits and starts. The main themes are the growth of Fascism and partisan

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standstill. Many fellow modernists, with their passion for alternative worlds (archaic or futuristic), explosive events, and esoteric doctrines, went on to endorse, in active and passive ways, rightwing movements like Italian Fascism and German Nazism, and their programme of racial extermination. 8 For