The Principle of Hope, Volume 3

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MIT Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 504 pages
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"The Principle of Hope" is one of the great works of the human spirit. It is a critical history of the utopian vision and a profound exploration of the possible reality of utopia. Even as the world has rejected the doctrine on which Bloch sought to base his utopia, his work still challenges us to think more insightfully about our own visions of a better world. "Ernst Bloch's "Principle of Hope" is one of the key books of our century. Part philosophic speculation, part political treatise, part lyric vision, it is exercising a deepening influence on thought and on literature. . . . No political or theological appropriations of Bloch's leviathan can exhaust its visionary breadth."
-- George Steiner

" "The Principle of Hope" is one of those all-about-everything books characteristic of German culture during the last 150 years. But unlike its direct predecessor, Oswald Spengler's "The Decline of the West," Bloch's magnum opus. . . reverses Spengler's world-historical scheme by turning "Weltangst" . . . into hope.' In this placing of hope' at the center of a history, an anthropology, and a phenomenology of mankind lies the originality of Bloch's undertaking."
-- J. P. Stern, The New Republic "The Principle of Hope" is published in three volumes: Volume 1 lays the foundations of the philosophy of process and introduces the idea of the Not-Yet-Conscious - the anticipatory element that Bloch sees as central to human thought. It also contains a remarkable account of the aesthetic interpretations of utopian "wishful images" in fairy tales, popular fiction, travel, theater, dance, and the cinema.

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I'm not giving it five stars for its ease of access, because the style can be cumbersome at times, but the overall mode of thinking and the worldview presented is staggering. A clearly Marxist ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phoebe - Goodreads

I particularly enjoyed his musings on fairytales, technological utopia, and traveling. :) I'll definitely come back to this when I have time. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Ernst Bloch ranks as a major German Marxist philosopher. Beginning his career as author and teacher during World War I, he moved in the orbit of Marxist thought during the 1920s. In 1933 he left Germany and eventually found his way to the United States, where he created his major work The Principle of Hope. After World War II, he settled in East Germany, where from 1948 to 1957 he was professor at the University of Leipzig. His work eventually aroused the hostility of the authorities, and in 1961 he was granted political asylum in West Germany. Bloch departed from orthodox Marxism by attending to the problem of intellectual culture and refraining from treating it merely as superstructure determined by the materialist elements of political economy. Emphasizing the role of hope-as an inner drive, or hunger, in human beings-for a possible ideal future order, Bloch's thought may be described as utopian, involving the realization of a religious community akin to the kingdom of God, where people are no longer exploited but are free. Bloch's style echoes recent expressionism and is also rich in mystical overtones of biblical origin. Bloch died in 1977.

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