Publication Year: 2005
Published by: University of Nebraska Press
Series: European Horizons
The idea for this volume evolved from a remarkable 1998 conference held at the University of California, Berkeley, and organized by John Abromeit and W. Mark Cobb in honor of Herbert Marcuse's centennial...
Introduction: What Is Heideggerian Marxism?
Since Habermas first wrote these words some thirty-five years ago, more information concerning Marcuse's youthful Heideggerian allegiances has come to light. But confusions and misunderstandings persist. By collecting the philosopher"s early...
1. Contributions to a Phenomenology of Historical Materialism
The object of the investigation must first be provisionally determined according to its givenness. Marxism, in whose epistemological context historical materialism enters into history, does not appear in the form of a scientific theory-as a system of truths whose meaning rests wholly in its...
2. On Concrete Philosophy
We begin our investigation with a consideration of philosophizing as the human activity in which philosophy constitutes itself.1 Philosophizing, if one takes the meaning of this word seriously, is a mode of human existence. Human existence is in all its modes subject to the question of its...
3. On the Problem of the Dialectic
In the framework of this journal, the full-length acknowledgment and review of a book with purely philosophical intentions is justified by the central position that the dialectic occupies within Marxism, and through the insights that...
4. New Sources on the Foundation of Historical Materialism
The publication of the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts written by Marx in 1844 must become a crucial event in the history of Marxist studies.1 These manuscripts could put the discussion about the origins and original meaning of historical materialism, and the entire...
5. On the Philosophical Foundations of the Concept of Labor in Economics
It has seemed superfluous to attempt a fundamental determination of the concept of labor ever since the tacit agreement was made in economic theory to avoid a "definitional" determination of labor as such and to conceive of labor only as economic activity, as praxis within the economic...
6. German Philosophy, 1871-1933
Between 1871 and 1933 the German philosophical tradition experienced a dramatic shift: with neo-Kantianism, it began with the attempt to renew philosophy by establishing it as an exact science (following the example of mathematics) and ended...
7. Heidegger's Politics: An Interview
Frederick Olafson: Professor Marcuse, you are very widely known as a social philosopher and a Marxist; but I think there are relatively few who know that Martin Heidegger and his philosophy played a considerable role in your...
8. Postscript: My Disillusionment with Heidegger