Leo Marx

Leo Marx (born November 15, 1919) is a Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] He is known for his works in the field of American studies. Dr Marx studies the relationship between technology and culture in 19th and 20th century America.[2][3] He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in history and literature and a PhD in the history of American civilization in 1950. Marx was awarded Guggenheim Fellowships in 1961 and 1965.[4] Marx turned 100 in November 2019.[5]


  • Marx, Leo (1964). The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press.[6]
  • Marx, Leo (1989). The Pilot and the Passenger: Essays on Literature, Technology, and Culture in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195048766.
  • Marx, Leo; Smith, Merritt R. (1994). Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262691673.
  • Marx, Leo; Mazlish, Bruce (1998). Progress: Fact or Illusion. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 9780472085095.
  • Marx, Leo; Conway, Jill; Keniston, Kenneth (1999). Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 9781558492219.
  • Marx, Leo (December 2003). "Believing in America; An intellectual project and a national ideal". Boston Review. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  • Marx, Leo (June 24, 1999). "The Struggle Over Thoreau". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  • Buell, Lawrence; Marx, Leo (December 2, 1999). "An Exchange on Thoreau". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  • Marx, Leo (January 1987). "Does Improved Technology Mean Progress?" (PDF). Technology Review: 33–41. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  • Marx, Leo (Autumn 1953). "Mr. Eliot, Mr. Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn". The American Scholar. 22 (4): 423–440. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  • Marx, Leo (Spring 2008). "The Idea of Nature in America" (PDF). Daedalus: 8–21. Retrieved September 28, 2019.

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  1. ^ "Leo Marx". STS Program. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Marx, Leo (July 2010). "Technology The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept" (PDF). Technology and Culture. 51 (3): 561–577. doi:10.1353/tech.2010.0009. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Sacasas, L.M. (February 14, 2014). "Leo Marx What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Technology?". The Frailest Thing. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Leo Marx". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Celebrating Leo Marx on his 100th birthday
  6. ^ Meikle, Jeffrey L (January 2003). "Review: Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden". Technology and Culture. 44 (1): 147–159. doi:10.1353/tech.2003.0036. JSTOR 25148061.