State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo State. He is coeditor (with W. Mark Cobb) of Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2004) and (with Richard Wolin) of Herbert Marcuse's Heideggerian Marxism (University of Ne-braska Press, 2005). He is the author of Max Horkheimer and the Foundations [Book Review]

Radical Philosophy Review 16 (1):397-404 (2013)

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In his books Eros and Civilization and An Essay on Liberation, Herbert Marcuse offers a different, but complementary, theory of eros from that of Freud. While sexuality still occupies a central space in the pleasure principle, Marcuse extends the concept to embrace a wider understanding of eros. Now eros is termed the “new sensibility,” which, in his view, has been made possible by the end of scarcity’s rule over human life. In an epoch in which necessary labor can be sharply reduced, we would have time to develop our capacities: arts and crafts, friendships, noncommodified intellectual pursuits, and, of course, love beyond procreation. The new sensibility can be dismissed as a utopian hope in a period of retrenchment of pleasure, but Marcuse refuses the prevailing tendency to ratify repression.
Keywords Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/radphilrev20131616
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