Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2010 (152):145-160 (2010)

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ExcerptI. Marcuse's “New Science”In his celebrated critique of “technological rationality,” Herbert Marcuse pleads for a “new science” in which an “erotic” attitude toward nature would permit the entities of the natural world to transform in such a manner that they become free to be what they are. Following this line of reasoning in Eros and Civilization, he reaches the conclusion: “To be what they are they depend on the erotic attitude: they receive their telos only in it.”1 In addition, the erotic attitude will reveal aesthetic qualities inherent in nature. This view implies a revolutionary change…
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