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Restricted eros and one-dimensional morality: a Marcusean reading of contemporary politics

No Social Science without Critical Theory

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1483-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-538-3

ISSN: 0278-1204

Publication date: 28 July 2008

Abstract

Just like in mainstream society, types of academic discourse seem to go in and out of fashion. We are now in a moment when it seems that the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has little to offer. The son of one of the prominent members of the Frankfurt School even said to me “My father's main thesis in One-Dimensional Man is that our society is inherently irrational. How does one revive such work in such an irrational time?”(Conversation with Peter Marcuse, November 2005.) My response was that in these irrational times such a work is most relevant.

Citation

Farr, A. (2008), "Restricted eros and one-dimensional morality: a Marcusean reading of contemporary politics", Dahms, H.F. (Ed.) No Social Science without Critical Theory (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Vol. 25), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 261-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0278-1204(08)00008-X

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