Ethics, Practical Philosophy, and the Transformation of the World: The Dialogue between Heidegger and Marcuse


The article displays the reciprocal influence between Heidegger and Marcuse concerning the idea of practical philosophy. It first proceeds by evaluating the possibility of an ethical interpretation of Being and Time and following Marcuse’s reception of it, and then by delineating the basic elements of Heidegger’s interpretations of Marx, his answer to Hegelian Marxism, and his understanding of the concept of Praxis.

Keywords: ethics, praxis, phenomenology, Heidegger, Marcuse

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