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Instructor: Robert Paul Wolff. This course meets M 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in WI 217.

Marx, Freud, Marcuse: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis

Karl Marx is the greatest student of society who has ever written. Sigmund Freud is the greatest student of individual personality who has ever written. Between them, they define our understanding of the modern world as thesis and antithesis. Herbert Marcuse was one of the German scholars who sought, as members of the Institute for Social Research, to achieve an integrated understanding of the modern world through a synthesis of the insights of Marx and Freud. This course will trace the evolution of that intellectual journey.

 

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