For me the most important part of the book is in the last section in which Marcuse have many bitter comments against Erich Fromm. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David T. Yu
I read it 40 years ago and it was time to revisit his vision of a psychological future (our today). He's not far off when he discusses the implications of a decline of privacy and... Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by JoshYoung
In our age of "sex positive" this has become a crucial read for anyone who desires social change which will actally improve our situation.Published on January 31, 2013 by Mark Sarich
I read this book perhaps 20 years ago then came across a copy again quite recently. For those interested in an anthropological approach to psychology-as-myth (the chapter on... Read morePublished on December 30, 2005 by ramonf
The most annoying feature of this book is the the continual use of the Freudian concepts of ego, Es, and so on... in the first part. Read morePublished on August 21, 2003 by "ranagrossa"
Marcuse's "Eros and Civilization" lays the foundations for a major critique of the fundamental tenets of Freud's theory of the mind. Read morePublished on July 19, 2002 by wanda73
In my opinion this is a book written for teenagers. It seems that we are reading Erich Fromm. If you want to read Marcuse, try One Dimensional Man, that is one of his best books. Read morePublished on April 6, 2000