Eros and Civilization. A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud.
MARCUSE Herbert (1956.)
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First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (faint partial offsetting to endpapers, some light spotting to edges of text block, otherwise a near fine copy). London, Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd.
One of the most influential products of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Eros and Civilization formulated a philosophical system blending Hegelian logic with aspects of Marxist revolutionary praxis, along with an inversion of the concept of sublimation in Freudian psychoanalytic theory in which the dialectical progression of history is expression as a struggle against the repression of human desire.
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