From Luther to Popper

From Luther to Popper

  • Paperback

This is the first paperback edition of what is now recognised as Marcuse's most important collection of writings on philosophy. He analyses and attacks some of the main intellectual currents of European thought from the Reformation to the Cold War. In a survey that includes Luther, Calvin, Kant, Burke, Hegel and Bergson, he shows how certain concepts of authority and liberty are constant elements in their very different systems. The book also contains Marcuse's famous response to Karl Popper's Poverty of Historicism, and his critique of Sartre.


  • This is well worth reading.

    Radical Philosophy
  • The critique of Karl Popper is excellent and the critical account of Sartre's early existentialism is the most able and acute short comment I have ever read on the subject.

    New Statesman