martedì 7 ottobre 2014

Herbert Marcuse: 'One-Dimensional Man' 50 Years Later. Lecture by Federico Sollazzo

Thursday 9th Oct. at 6pm, by the classroom n.3 of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Szeged, as part of the socalled "Őszi Kulturális Fesztivál", in the year of 50th anniversary of the publication of the book One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse, will take place the Lecture of Federico Sollazzo "Herbert Marcuse: One-Dimensional Man 50 years later". 
The book One-Dimensional Man turns 50. Of course in the book there are elements strictly close to the USA society of 60's, but what we have to seek for in those pages are the theoretical acquisitions (which make Marcuse interesting to read also, and especially, out from any kind of vogue, like that of ’68). 
Those acquisitions contribute to delineate, from one side, the way from which the current society comes, and from the other, a possible trend in development that the nowadays society could/ought take. 
The idea of a continuity in the evolution between the Totalitarian societies of XX cen. and the nowadays western democracies; the related new reconsideration of what is ideology; the main trait of this societal evolution as the rise of a new impersonal subject who leads power: no longer capital but technology, in front of which all of us (including those who have a high status in society, like a Prime Minister or the administrator of an international Corporation) are mere executioners.

(Lecture's language: English)

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