Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud (; second edition, ) is a book by the German philosopher and social critic Herbert Marcuse. Eros Y Civilizacion has 4 ratings and 0 reviews: Eros Y Civilizacion. by. Helbert Marcuse Be the first to ask a question about Eros Y Civilizacion. Title: Eros y civilizacion Herbert marcuse, Author: Juanjose Negrete Jimenez, Name: Eros y civilizacion Herbert marcuse, Length: pages, Page:

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Eros Y Civilizacion

Cantor, Jay; Brown, Norman O. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Gerson Herrera added it Apr 25, Denisse Valdez Gutierrez marked it as to-read Jan 31, Porter, Roy; Keddie, Nikki R.

He saw Brown’s exploration of the radical implications of psychoanalysis as in some ways more rigorous and systematic than that of Marcuse. Hugoo Alberto Ortiz marked it as to-read Sep 11, Retrieving Marcuse for Maclntyrean Praxis”. In the “Political Preface” that opens the work, Marcuse writes that the title Eros and Civilization expresses the optimistic view that the achievements of modern industrial society would make it possible to use society’s resources to shape “man’s world in accordance with the Life Instincts, in the concerted struggle against the purveyors of Death.

Karcuse described some of Marcuse’s speculations as bizarre, and suggested that his “vision of Eros” is “imbalanced in the direction of the sublime” and that the “essential conservatism” of his stance on sexuality had gone unnoticed. He considered Marcuse’s argument that capitalism has the ability to neutralize the subversive potential of “forces such as sex and art” interesting, though clearly true only in the case of art. Return to Book Page. Marcuse concludes that eroe society’s troubles result not from biological repression itself but from its increase due to “surplus repression” which is the result of contemporary society.


One of Marcuse’s best known works, the book brought him international fame. However, he criticized Marcuse’s theory for its “undefined identification of individual and collective memory”, writing that Marcuse failed to explain how the individual was in “archaic identity with the species”.

Edel credited Marcuse distinguishing between what portion of the burden repressive civilization places on egos fundamental drives is made necessary by survival needs and what serves the interests of domination and is erks unnecessary because of the advanced science of the modern world, and with suggesting what changes in cultural attitudes would result from relaxation of the repressive outlook.

However, he concluded that Marcuse’s “call to opposition to present-day conditions remains a mere philosophical exercise without applicability to social actions. To ask other readers questions civilizacoon Eros Y Civilizacionplease sign up. AdornoMarcuse failed to “take temporality and transience properly into account” and had “no genuine appreciation of the need for mourning.

He suggested that Marcuse found the gay liberation movement insignificant, and criticized Marcuse for ignoring it in Counterrevolution and Revolteven though many gay activists had been influenced by Eros and Civilization. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Pavel Carrillo marked it as to-read May 30, However, he wrote that Freud would have been surprised at the way Marcuse read revolutionary implications into his theories. Marckse considered Eros and Civilization a “deeper book” than One-Dimensional Man because it “addressed the core issue: Marcuse has been credited with offering a convincing civilizaciion of Neo-Freudianismbut he has also been criticized for being utopian in his objectives and for misinterpreting Freud’s theories.


However, he argued that while Marcuse anticipated some subsequent developments in the theory of narcissism, they nevertheless made it necessary to reevaluate Marcuse’s views. Refresh and try again. The book also discusses erso importance of the concept of Logos. To Marcuse, Logos is what governs the universe.

A Story of Decline that “s radicals”, influenced by Marcuse, claimed that “sexual promiscuity would undermine capitalism” but have been proven wrong by the spread of both sexual promiscuity and capitalism. Lists with This Book. Young in the New Statesman.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Though maintaining that both they and Marcuse confused “ideology with reality” and minimized “the biological sphere”, he welcomed Marcuse’s view that “the distinction between psychological and political categories has been made obsolete by the condition of man in the present era.

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Comparing the two works, he found Eros and Civilization more reductively political and less stimulating.