Bloch and a philosophy of the proterior

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The concept of hope is central to the work of the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885-1977). He was the most original thinker to defend the continuing significance of utopia in the twentieth century, yet he remains relatively little understood in the English-speaking world. In this chapter, the aithor draws attention to aspects of Bloch's still largely unrealized legacy and proposes that it may be possible to inherit this legacy in the context of a philosophy of the proterior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe privatization of hope
Subtitle of host publicationErnest Bloch and the future of utopia
EditorsPeter Thompson, Slavoj Zizek
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherDuke University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780822377115
ISBN (Print)9780822355892, 9780822355755
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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