Bloch and a philosophy of the proterior

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    Abstract

    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
    Chapter1
    Pages21-36
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9780822377115
    ISBN (Print)9780822355892, 9780822355755
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameSIC
    Volume8

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