William Trombley. "Enthusiasm at San Diego". Los Angeles Times, Feb 1, 1965, p. A1.2. Abstract: In an article about how UCSD is enthusiasticly planning to combine sciences and humanities in a curriculum for its first class of undergraduates, philosopher Richard Popkin is quoted as saying, "We only came here because of the kind of scientist that are here", and "They don't want this to be another MIT or Caltech". Popkin infers that many schools, like MIT and Caltech, have poorly developed and under-appreciated humanities departments. 

John E Burchard. "MIT Dean in 'Gentle' Rap at UCSD Professor". Los Angeles Times, Feb 27, 1965, p. B4. Abstract: John E Burchard, Dean Emeritus, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, MIT, comments about the remarks made by Prof. Richard Popkin of UCSD about MIT and Caltech's poorly developed humanities programs.


Robert Kirsch. "Marcuse Throws Literary Stones at the Establishment". Los Angeles Times, June 12, 1968, p. H8. Abstract: Herbert Marcuse has been called the principle influence on student rebels. Marcuse's strength as an influence lies in terms of describing the pathology of the old order.

Brian Crozier. "New Brotherhood of Violence". Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1968, p. L3. Abstract: Dr. Herbert Marcuse is lumped in with several others, including Fidel Castro and Mao Tse-tung, who advocate revolutionary violence yet find Marx and Lenin obsolete.

Anonymous. "New Left Philosopher Flees After a Threat". The Milwaukee Journal, July 11, 1968, part 1, p. 3. Contains a quotation of the death threat.

Harold Keen, William Tully. "'New Left' UC Professor Flees From Home After Death Threat: FBI Investigates Letter Received by San Diego's Herbert Marcuse, Known as Movement's Philosopher". Los Angeles Times, July 11, 1968, pp. 3-4. Abstract: Dr. Herbert Marcuse, professor of philosophy at UC San Diego and widely known as the "philosopher of the international New Left," has fled his La Jolla home after receiving a written threat on his life.

Anonymous. "New Left Teacher Declares He Won't Quit Despite Death Note". Los Angeles Times, July 12, 1968, p. 3. Abstract: Dr. Herbert Marcuse, the New Left philosopher who fled his La Jolla home after receiving a death threat, Thursday informed the head of his department at UC San Diego that he will return there to teach during the fall semester.

H F Schilling. "Dr. Marcuse Assailed". Los Angeles Times, July 16, 1968, p. A4. Abstract: Schilling disagrees with Marcuse, an avowed Marxist, being hired by a University (UCSD) that is paid for by taxpayers who are not Marxists.

Harold Keen, William Tully. "Dispute Grows Over New Left Philosopher". Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1968, p. 3.26. Abstract: A bitter struggle is developing between friends and detractors of Dr. Herbert Marcuse over whether the Marxist philosopher should be allowed to remain as a professor at UC San Diego.

Harold Keen. "Plan to Buy Up Contract of Marcuse Told". Los Angeles Times, Jul 21, 1968, p F20. Abstract: American Legion Post No. 6 has offered to organize a campaign drive to buy up the unexpired contract of Dr. Herbert Marcuse, philosophy professor at UC San Diego and an admitted Marxist.

Jack McClurg. "The Marcuse Contradiction". Los Angeles Times, July 23, 1968, p. A4. Abstract: The spirit of intolerance motivate both Dr. Marcuse and his attackers.

Anonymous. "Chancellor Rejects Legion Bid to Buy Up Marcuse's Contract". Los Angeles Times, July 25, 1968, p. 3. Abstract: The University of California at San Diego has declined an offer by the American Legion Post 6 to raise funds in order to buy up the unexpired contact of Prof. Herbert Marcuse, an admitted Marxist.

Stanley J Pincetl Jr.. "Marcuse's Statements as Reported in France Called Non-Inflammatory". Los Angeles Times, July 25, 1968, p. A4. Abstract: The attacks on Prof. Herbert Marcuse of the university of California at San Diego by Sen. Jack Schrade (R-San Diego) and Assemblyman John Stull (R-Encinitas), reported in The Times on July, 19, stating that Marcuse called French students to the barricade are unfounded. There was no actual evidence of Marcuse inciting rebellion.

Dorothy Townsend. "Will Teach in Fall, Marcuse Vows". Los Angeles Times, July 26, 1968, p. A1.6. Abstract: Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse has come out od seclusion  for the first time since a July 1st death threat and said he won't be scared out of his position as a professor at UC San Diego.

Dorothy Townsend. "Marcuse Vows to Continue Teaching at UC". Los Angeles Times, Jul 26, 1968, p. B1.6. Abstract: Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse has come out od seclusion  for the first time since a July 1st death threat and said he won't be scared out of his position as a professor at UC San Diego.

Harold Keen. "The Threat to Marcuse". San Diego Magazine. August, 1968.

Anonymous. "UC San Diego Faculty Backs Dr. Marcuse". Los Angeles Times, Aug. 11, 1968 p. H8. Abstract: The Academic Senate of UC San Diego voted overwhelmingly Saturday to support the university's defense of Dr. Herbert Marcuse, admitted Marxist.

Anonymous. "Legion Renews Marcuse Fight". Los Angeles Times, Aug. 12, 1968, p. A12. Abstract: The 22nd district of the American Legion, which encompasses all 32 posts in San Diego County, Sunday urged the Board of Regents to do everything possible to prevent the issuance of a teaching contract to Dr. Herbert Marcuse.

Charles W Christensen. "...Attack on Democratic Process". Los Angeles Times, Aug. 17, 1968 p. B4. Abstract: The UCSD Academic Senate's support of Prof. Marcuse shows the extent to which the left wing is tolerated and possibly nurtured at UCSD.

Yury Zhukov. "A Dissenting Voice on Prophet of New Left". Los Angeles Times, Sep 1, 1968 p. F2. Abstract: Although Prof. Marcuse is considered a new prophet of the New Left, an excerpt from a communist party newspaper says that Marcuse is viewed as a member of the wrong school of Marxism.

Anonymous. "Southland". Los Angeles Times, Dec. 10, 1968, p. H2. Abstract: American Legion District Commander Billy Newsome of San Diego renewed the legion's opposition to a contract renewal fo Dr. Herbert Marcuse.

Anonymous. "Chancellor Hits Legion for Marcuse 'Pressure' | UC San Diego Head Calls on Group to Halt Efforts to Bar Philosopher From Teaching".  Los Angeles Times, Dec 18, 1968, p. B2. Abstract: The chancellor of UC San Diego Tuesday called on the local American Legion to "stop pressuring me" in the matter of appointing philosopher Herbert Marcuse to the faculty at UC San Diego's Philosophy Department.

Anonymous. "Legion Puts Marcuse Case Up to Chancellor | Group Declares It Has No Wish to Damage School in Dispute on Marxist Philosopher". Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 1968, p. M4. Abstract: An American Legion official said that a request to "stop pressuring" UC San Diego concerning Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse "has merit".

Anonymous. "Legion Puts Marcuse Case Up to Chancellor". Los Angeles Times, Dec 19, 1968, p. P4. Abstract: An American Legion official said that a request to "stop pressuring" UC San Diego concerning Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse "has merit".

The Centennial Record of the University of California, 1868-1968. A Centennial Publication of the University of California. Compiled and Edited by Verne A. Stadtman and the Centennial Publications Staff.


Anonymous. "Southland | UC San Diego to Decide on Marcuse Today". Los Angeles Times, Feb 16, 1969, p. A. Abstract: UC San Diego Chancellor Dr. William McGill will make public his decision on retaining Dr. Herbert Marcuse for another year.

Anonymous. "Southland | UC to decide on Marcuse". Los Angeles Times, Feb 16, 1969, p. KA. Abstract: UC San Diego Chancellor Dr. William McGill will make public his decision on retaining Dr. Herbert Marcuse for another year.

Harold Keen, Lee Dye. "Marcuse Will Be Retained for Another Year by UC San Diego". Los Angeles Times, Feb 17, 1969, p. A1 and p. 19. Abstract: UCSD decides to keep Dr. Herbert Marcuse, its controversial Marxist philosopher, for another year, Chancellor William McGill announce Sunday.

Anonymous. "UC San Diego Aide Hits 'Pressure' | Furore Altered Plan to Retire, Marcuse Says". Los Angeles Times, Feb 23, 1969, p. B. Abstract: Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse said Saturday he had planned to retire from the faculty at UCSD at the end of the school year but "changed his mind" when hostile elements in the community tried to force him out.

Dan Morgan. "Marcuse Still Bible of Young Europe Radicals | Deadly Earnest Theorizing Distinguishes German Movement From U.S. Counterpart". Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1969, p. B7. Abstract: Works of Dr. Herbert Marcuse, mainly"Repressive Tolerance" and "One Dimensional Man", are considered the 'bibles' of European revolutionary thought.

Art Seidenbaum. "The Trouble With Students". Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1969, p. M9-M15. Abstract: Narrative about author's visit to UCSD. He speaks with students and attends one of Dr. Marcuse's lectures on Freud.

Louis B Fleming. "Marcuse Wins Draw With Danny the Red". Los Angeles Times, Jun 29, 1969, p. E4 & p. E5. Abstract: Daniel Cohn-Bendit, also known as Danny the Red, and followers interrupt a lecture in Rome given by Dr. Marcuse.

Max Lerner. "Our Society Must Become Credible to Young Idealist". Los Angeles Times, Jun 30, 1969, p. B9. Abstract: Citing the actions of Herbert Marcuse and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the author suggest that society must make itself credible to young radical idealist in US and Europe.

Eric Hoffer. "Hoi Polloi: Don't Disturb Marcuse". Los Angeles Times, Jul 6, 1969, p. E7. Abstract: The anti - Americanism of Herbert Marcuse stems from his fear of Americanization on the masses.

Roger Rapoport. "Herbert Marcuse: Accentuating the Negative". Los Angeles Times, Jul 27, 1969, Start Page: N12, Pages: 4 Section: WEST Magazine. Abstract:

Kenneth Reich. "Explosive Academic Freedom Case Confronts UC Regents". Los Angeles Times, Sep 19, 1969, p. 1.18.19. Abstract: UC Regents decide wether or not to fire Angela Davis at UCLA, an admitted communist and student of the UCSD philosophy department who studied under Herbert Marcuse.


Anonymous. "Marcuse Protests Anti-Red Lectures at UC San Diego". Los Angeles Times, Mar 27, 1970, p. 3. Abstract: Herbert Marcuse protests the University of California's scheduling of Dr. Fred Schwarz in an anti-Communist lecture at UCSD.

Anonymous. "Sauce for Marcuse Is Sauce for...". Los Angeles Times, Mar 30, 1970, p. A8. Abstract: Marcuse's idea or "repressive tolerance" is used against him to make him seem unfair for protesting about Fred Schwarz's upcoming anti-communist lecture at UCSD.

Edward D Scannell. "Marcuse Stand on Dr. Schwarz". Los Angeles Times, Apr 4, 1970, p. A4. Abstract: I think it is both wild and wonderfully American that both Prof. Herbert Marcuse and Dr. Fred Schwarz will lecture at UC San Diego at the same time. These two gentlemen would make the original "Odd Couple" look like soul mates.

William S Banowsky. "An Unwitting Score for Tolerance". Los Angeles Times, Apr 5, 1970, p. E7. Abstract: Dr. Banowsky attacks Prof. Marcuse and "repressive tolerance". Banowsky essentially calls Marcuse a hypocrite for denying Schwarz the right to speak on campus simply because his views oppose his own. Banowsky says that Marcuse's protest "scores a point for the other side".

Herbert Marcuse. "The True Nature of Tolerance". Los Angeles Times, Apr 12, 1970, p. D7. Abstract: Prof. Marcuse answering to the attacks from Dr. William Banowsky. He explains that he did not deny that Fred Schwarz should be able to speak on campus but instead felt his credibility did not warrant him speaking in a n accredited class. Prof. MArcuse also defend and clarifies the idea of "repressive tolerance" as discriminating against intolerant groups in the Right.

David Rankin. "Marcuse's Unintended Lesson". Los Angeles Times, Apr 18, 1970, p. A4. Abstract: Prof. Marcuse's reply to Dr. Banowsky is disingenuous and the New Left, and Marxism in general, is a failed school of thought stuck in the 19th century.

Anonymous. "Marcuse Will Return in Fall". Los Angeles Times, Jul 17, 1970, p. 23. Abstract: After Prof Marcuse's contract expiration on July 1st,  Avrum Stroll says Marcuse will return in the fall to UCSD to continue work with eight doctoral students. 


Anonymous. "Marcuse Denies Offering Angela Davis Job". Los Angeles Times, Mar 23, 1971, p. 2. Abstract: While on trial in a  Marin County kidnapping case, Angela Davis' attorney announced that Prof. Marcuse had offered her a job at UCSD as an assistant. Prof. Marcuse said, though, he had only agreed to supervise her work on a doctoral thesis.


Anonymous. "Marcuse Defends Colleagues, Slams Negative Protest". Los Angeles Times, Apr 24, 1972, p. 3. Abstract: Herbert Marcuse surprised a student audience by declaring, "I completely reject the argument that universities should be destroyed because they are pillars of the establishment". Marcuse says that youthful response to issues has taken a negative form.


Dan Tedrick. "Marcuse Mellowing at 75---but Only Somewhat". Los Angeles Times, Jul 21, 1973, p. C16. Abstract: After reaching 75, Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse said Friday he is growing hopeful that Watergate may lead to real democratic change in the U.S..


Lanie Jones. "Marcuse Enjoys the Quiet Life After Tumult". Los Angeles Times, Nov 16, 1978, p. OC_A12.13. Abstract: Retirement is peaceful for radical philosopher after upheaval of antiwar years. Marcuse divides his time between relaxation and writing in his office at UCSD.


Angela Davis. With My Mind on Freedom: an autobiography. New York, 1974. Davis' autobiography contains many recollections of San Diego, UCSD, Marcuse, and her fellow philosophy graduate students in part 4, esp. p. 188-189.


Anonymous. "New Left's Marcuse, 81, Dies". Los Angeles Times, Jul 30, 1979, p. A2. Abstract: Philosopher Herbert Marcuse, a guru of the "New Left" student rebellion in the United States and Europe in the 1960s, died Sunday night after a short illness. 

Anonymous. "The Marcuse Principle". Los Angeles Times, Jul 31, 1979, p. E4. Abstract: Prof. Marcuse had an array of opponents and was often assailed until 1970 when the regents, citing his age, declined to renew his contract. He remained at the university as a "honorary professor" writing and working with graduate students. Universities where conceived to sustain and protect men like Herbert Marcuse.

Lanie Jones; Harry Trimborn. "Herbert Marcuse, Student Radicals' Philosopher, Dies". Los Angeles Times, Jul 31, 1979, Start Page: B1. Abstract: Herbert Marcuse, the contemporary Marxist philosopher who helped inspire the student rebellion of the 1960s, died of a stroke Sunday in a West German hospital near Munich. He was 81.

Russell Jacoby. "Herbert Marcuse: the Philosopher as Perpetual Scandal". Los Angeles Times, Aug 5, 1979, p. G2. Abstract: Herbert Marcuse was a perpetual scandal, a politicly endangered intellectual. Marcuse offered unexpurgated thought over the years.

Trudi Baggs. "'Marcuse Principle'". Los Angeles Times, Aug 10, 1979, p. C6. Abstract: I was pleasantly suprised when I read your editorial (July 31), "The Marcuse Principle". You were honest in stating your lack of agreement toward Herbert Marcuse's political and philosophical beliefs, while you commended UC San Diego for "sustaining and protecting" this individualist thinker. What a breath of fresh air! We too often forget to appreciate this type of freedom of expression.

Anonymous. "Marcuse Memorial at UCSD Planned". Los Angeles Times, Oct 26, 1979, p. SD_A12. Abstract: A memorial Service for Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse will be held at UC San Diego in room 2722 of the Undergraduate Science Building on the Revelle College campus.


Paula Parker. "Angela Davis at 36: Still a Fighter". Los Angeles Times, Jan 19, 1980, p. SD1.5. Abstract: Angela Davis, Student of Herbert Marcuse and the UCSD philosophy department is still an active communist party member and a candidate for vice president of Communist Party's 1980 ticket.


Barry Katz. Herbert Marcuse and the Art of Liberation: An Intellectual Biography. Esp. ch. 5 "Years of Cheerful Pessimism: 1959-1969). London, 1982.


Lanie Jones. "UCSD Program to Re-Emphasize Humanities". Los Angeles Times, Aug 12, 1983, p. SD_A1.2. Abstract: The creation of a new humanities institute to bring great books into high school classrooms includes philosopher Avrum Stroll as one of its faculty members. 


Michael Scott-Blair. "The science of bridge building | UCSD to bring together faculties from 4 disciplines". The San Diego Union, Oct 13, 1987, p. B.3.3.4 Abstract: '"To my knowledge this will be the only campus in the world where these three academic disciplines have been brought together with scientists to study science itself. We tried it at UCLA but could not get the departments together," said Robert S. Westman, an internationally known science historian who last week left UCLA to join the UCSD campus as part of the team. Although development of the course is in its earliest stages, Westman is not the only nationally recognized figure who has been attracted by it to UCSD. He will join another leading member of the team, UCSD professor of philosophy Philip S. Kitcher, who is respected for his understanding of both the sciences and philosophy.'


Avrum Stroll. "Taking exception with Dr. McGill". San Diego Magazine. October, 1982.


Nancy Scott Anderson. An Improbable Venture: A History of the University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, 1993.


Jim Miller. "Just Another Day in Paradise? An Episodic History of Rebellion and Repression in America's Finest City". In M. Davis et al. (edd.) Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See, pp. 159-261, at 225-229. New York, 2003. 


Douglas Kelner. The New Left and the 1960s. Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 3. Routledge, 2005. Contains letters written by Marcuse, a speech by Jason L. Saunders commemorating Marcuse's 70th birthday, and a translation of a letter from Theodore Adorno to Jason L. Saunders.

Appiah, K. A. "The New New Philosophy". The New York Times, December 9, 2007. From the article: "At the University of California at San Diego and the University of Arizona, students and faculty members have set up what they call Experimental Philosophy Laboratories".

Larissa MacFarquhar, “Two Heads,”
The New Yorker, February 12, 2007, p. 58-69. Abstract: Profiles of Paul and Patricia Churchland. Paul and Patricia Churchland are in their early sixties and are both professors of philosophy at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). They have been talking about philosophy together since they met; they test ideas on each other and criticize each other’s work. Some of their ideas are quite radical. The guiding obsession of their lives is the mind-body problem, or how to understand the relationship between conscious experience and the brain. In the past, everyone was a dualist. Nowadays, few people doubt that the mind somehow is the brain. Paul and Pat Churchland believe that the mind-body problem will be solved not by philosophers but by neuroscientists. Describes Pat’s childhood and background; she attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she met Paul, and Oxford. Describes Paul’s background; as a child he was influenced by the science fiction novels of Robert Heinlein. Mentions Wilfrid Sellars. Describes their jobs as professors at the University of Manitoba in the early 1970s. Mentions Pat’s study of the “split brain.” Mentions Thomas Nagel’s “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” Pat disagreed with Nagel’s assertion that science could never understand consciousness. She also objected to the prevelant notion that neuroscience would never be relevant to philosophical concerns. In the early 1990s, Australian philosopher David Chalmers developed a theory of consciousness as a universal primitive, like mass or space. Mentions Francis Crick and the neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran. These days, many philosophers give Pat credit for making the link between the mind-body problem and the brain. Pat and Paul are currently studying the implications of neuroscience for ethics and the law. Much of Paul’s work is focused far into the future. Both he and Pat like to speculate about a day when whole chunks of English are replaced by scientific words. As people learn to speak differently, they’ll learn to experience and think differently. Paul believes that someday language will disappear altogether and people will communicate by thought. If so, a philosopher might come to know what it’s like to be a bat.

Matthew Lickona. "Philosophy Majors Sit Around and Think About Things". San Diego Reader, June 14, 2007. Abstract: Feature article about the undergraduate philosophy major experience at UCSD.


Jeremy D. Popkin. The Legacies of Richard Popkin. Springer, 2008. Abstract: Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005) transformed the study of the history of philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. His History of Scepticism and his many other publications demonstrated the centrality of the problem of skepticism in the development of modern thought, the intimate connections between philosophy and religion, and the importance of contacts between Jewish and Christian thinkers. In this volume, scholars from around the world assess Popkin's contributions to the many fields in which he was interested. The Legacies of Richard Popkin provides a broad overview of Popkin's work and demonstrates the connections between the many topics he wrote about. A concluding article, by Popkin's son Jeremy Popkin, draws on private letters to provide a picture of Popkin's life and career in his own words, revealing the richness of the documents now accessible to scholars in the Richard Popkin papers at the William Andrews Clark Library in Los Angeles.


John Wilkins. "Local author tackles origins of morality", San Diego Union Tribune, March 5 2011. Contains an interview with Patricia Smith Churchland about her new book Braintrust: what neuroscience tells us about morality (Princeton 2011).