Herbert Marcuse
#682 Overall Influence

Herbert Marcuse

German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist

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Herbert Marcuse was a German-American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Born in Berlin, Marcuse studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin and then at Freiburg, where he received his PhD. He was a prominent figure in the Frankfurt-based Institute for Social Research – what later became known as the Frankfurt School. He was married to Sophie Wertheim , Inge Neumann , and Erica Sherover . In his written works, he criticized capitalism, modern technology, historical materialism and entertainment culture, arguing that they represent new forms of social control.

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  • Study Guide: The Theories of Herbert Marcuse

    As a sociologist, philosopher, and political theorist of the twentieth-century, Marcuse’s theories launched the New Left movement in the Western world. Moreover, he addressed forms of social control and theorized liberation techniques. Titles in this study guide include A Critique of Pure Tolerance, An Essay on Liberation, Counterrevolution and Revolt, Eros and Civilization, and One Dimensional Man.

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University of Freiburg
University of Freiburg

University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

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Brandeis University
Brandeis University

Private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts

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Goethe University Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt

University in Frankfurt, Germany

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#59 World Rank
Sociology
#101 World Rank
Philosophy