One Dimensional Man

reviewed by Dwayne Huebner - 1966

coverTitle: One Dimensional Man
Author(s): Herbert Marcuse
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In a society where the slogan "the power of positive thinking" almost reflects dogma, the reverse notion, "the power of negative thinking" seems absurd. Yet it is that apparent absurdity, the irrationality of the supposedly rational, that Marcuse develops. His concern for the unfortunate consequences of technical rationality, and his hope for the eventual liberation of man from the "unfreedom" and domination which prevail in this advanced industrial civilization make One-Dimensional Man significant reading for the educator. The form and content make it a difficult book, for Marcuse builds on his earlier works. But patience in reading will pay off, and the added effort of going back to his Reason and Revolution and Eros and Civilization will produce significant dividends in new perspectives for looking at education today. His argument is that there is today a "flattening out of the antagonisms between culture and social reality through the obliteration of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 1, 1966, p. 78-78 ID Number: 2241, Date Accessed: 1/22/2021 5:24:35 AM

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