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Eros and Civilization

By Herbert Marcuse

Originally published: 1955

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Herbert Marcuse takes as his starting point Freud’s statement that civilization is based on the permanent subjugation of the human instincts, his reconstruction of the prehistory of mankind – to an interpretation of the basic trends of western civilization, stressing the philosophical and sociological implications. In other words, Marcuse posits that man is not truly liberated until he is sexually liberated.

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