The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia, SIC 8 ([sic] Series)

The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia, SIC 8 ([sic] Series)


The idea of wish is imperative to the paintings of the German thinker Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), specially in his magnum opus, The precept of Hope (1959). The "speculative materialism" that he first constructed within the Thirties asserts a dedication to humanity's capability that persevered via his later paintings. In The Privatization of Hope, prime thinkers in utopian reviews discover the insights that Bloch's rules offer in knowing the current. Mired within the excesses and disaffections of latest capitalist society, desire within the Blochian feel has turn into atomized, desocialized, and privatized. From myriad views, the individuals sincerely delineate the renewed worth of Bloch's theories during this age of hopelessness. Bringing Bloch's "ontology of now not but Being" into dialog with twenty-first-century issues, this assortment is meant to aid revive and revitalize philosophy's dedication to the generative strength of hope.

Contributors. Roland Boer, Frances Daly, Henk de Berg, Vincent Geoghegan, Wayne Hudson, Ruth Levitas, David Miller, Catherine Moir, Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Welf Schröter, Johan Siebers, Peter Thompson, Francesca Vidal, Rainer Ernst Zimmermann, Slavoj Žižek

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