The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

The Aesthetic Dimension: Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

by Herbert Marcuse

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Overview

Developing a concept briefly introduced in Counterrevolution and Revolt, Marcuse here addresses the shortcomings of Marxist aesthetic theory and explores a dialectical aesthetic in which art functions as the conscience of society. Marcuse argues that art is the only form or expression that can take up where religion and philosophy fail and contends that aesthetics offers the last refuge for two-dimensional criticism in a one-dimensional society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807024003
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Best known as author of One-Dimensional Man and Eros and Civilization, Herbert Marcuse (1896-1979) was a founder of the Frankfurt School of critical theory. He was until his reitrement professor of philosophy as the University of California, San Diego.

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