The Privatization Of Hope - Ernst Bloch And The Future Of Utopia

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The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia - Peter Thompson, Slavoj Zizek
Peter Thompson, Slavoj Zizek
Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: pdf
Series: SIC 8
Publisher: Duke University Press
Year: 2013
Language: English
ISBN: 0822355892,9780822355892
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Author: Slavoj Zizek
File type: pdf
Size: 1 mb
Pages: 336
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Bibtex: "Peter Thompson and Slavoj Zizek",
"The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia"
The concept of hope is central to the work of the German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885–1977), especially in his magnum opus, The Principle of Hope</I> (1959). The "speculative materialism" that he first developed in the 1930s asserts a commitment to humanity's potential that continued through his later work. In The Privatization of Hope</I>, leading thinkers in utopian studies explore the insights that Bloch's ideas provide in understanding the present. Mired in the excesses and disaffections of contemporary capitalist society, hope in the Blochian sense has become atomized, desocialized, and privatized. From myriad perspectives, the contributors clearly delineate the renewed value of Bloch's theories in this age of hopelessness. Bringing Bloch's "ontology of Not Yet Being" into conversation with twenty-first-century concerns, this collection is intended to help revive and revitalize philosophy's commitment to the generative force of hope.

Contributors</I>. 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</div>'