Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory

Herbert Marcuse

it truly is of the very definition of any "classic" paintings that it'll not just introduce a brand new intensity and path of idea, yet that its unique insights undergo. whilst it first seemed in 1940, cause and Revolution by means of Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was once acclaimed for its profound and undistorted analyzing of Hegel's social and political idea. at the present time, the appreciation of Marcuse's paintings has remained excessive, extra proper now than ever before.

In the quickly altering context of post-Cold conflict political realities, there is not any larger consultant than Marcuse to the place we have now been and to what we would anticipate. As he good understood, turbulent and superb political occasions constantly ran inside channels prior set by means of political thought; and he both understood that it used to be Hegel's frequently unappreciated and misunderstood conception which really set a primary course of recent political life.

It is a lucky mixture to have a pupil of Marcuse's brilliance and lucid honesty addressing the assets and results of Hegel's social conception.

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