Essential Marcuse

Essential Marcuse

Selected Writings of Philosopher and Social Critic Herbert Marcuse

By Herbert Marcuse; Andrew Feenberg (Editor); William Leiss (Editor)

Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807014332, 249pp.

Publication Date: April 2007


The Essential Marcuse provides an overview of Herbert Marcuse's political and philosophical writing over four decades, with excerpts from his major books as well as essays from various academic journals. The most influential radical philosopher of the 1960s, Marcuse's writings are noteworthy for their uncompromising opposition to both capitalism and communism. His words are as relevant to today's society as they were at the time they were written.

About the Author

Andrew Feenberg is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of "Critical Theory of Technology", "Alternative Modernity", "Questioning Technology", "Transforming Technology", and "Heidegger and Marcuse".

Queen's University, research chair in Risk Communication and Public Policy, Faculty of Management, University of Calgary