Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia

Herbert Marcuse


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Watkins Media Limited
9 August 2022
ISBN: 9781914420405
152 pages

From the publisher

Back in print after fifty years and with a new introduction by Ray Brassier, this often overlooked but prescient collection of Marcuse's lectures makes an impassioned plea for the overthrowing of capitalism. Analysing the work of Freud and Marx, and taking in topics like automation, work, postcapitalism, utopia, and technology, Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia excavates the psychic roots of the current crisis of capitalist civilisation, and gives us a blueprint for the emancipation of humanity from the toils of capitalism. In a world reeling from the ongoing collapse of the neoliberal consensus, coupled with the accelerating pace of catastrophic climate change wrought by capitalism, Marcuse's radical insights in Psychoanalysis, Politics, and Utopia are as urgently relevant today as they were in 1970.