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Bloch, Ernst 1885-1977

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Most widely held works by Ernst Bloch
Natural law and human dignity by Ernst Bloch( Book )

104 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principle of hope by Ernst Bloch( )

32 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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. Volume 2 presents "the outlines of a better world." It examines the utopian systems that progressive thinkers have developed in the fields of medicine, painting, opera, poetry, and ultimately, philosophy. It is nothing less than an encyclopedic account of utopian thought from the Greeks to the present. Volume 3 offers a prescription for ways in which humans can reach their proper "homeland," where social justice is coupled with an openness to change and to the future. -- Provided by publisher
The utopian function of art and literature : selected essays by Ernst Bloch( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetic essays of the philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) belong to the rich tradition of cultural criticism represented by Georg Lukacs, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin. Bloch was a significant creative source for these thinkers, and his impact is nowhere more evident than in writings on art. Bloch was fascinated with art as a reflection of both social realities and human dreams. Whether he is discussing architecture or detective novels, the theme that drives his work is always the same -- the striving for "something better," for a "homeland" that is more socially aware, more humane, more just. The book opens with an illuminating discussion between Bloch and Adorno on the meaning of utopia; then follow 12 essays written between 1930 and 1973 on topics as diverse as aesthetic theory, genres such as music, painting, theater, film, opera, poetry, and the novel, and perhaps most important, popular culture in the form of fairy tales, detective stories, and dime novels. -- Back cover
The spirit of Utopia by Ernst Bloch( Book )

159 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents an attempt to rethink the history of Western civilizations as a process of revolutionary disruptions and to reread the artworks, religions, and philosophies of this tradition as incentives to continue disrupting
A philosophy of the future by Ernst Bloch( Book )

108 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of our times by Ernst Bloch( Book )

109 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on modern culture in Germany. Several of them refer to German antisemitism and criticize National Socialist ideology
Thomas Münzer, als Theologe der Revolution by Ernst Bloch( Book )

151 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principle of hope by Ernst Bloch( )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Karl Marx by Ernst Bloch( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in German and English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Marx serves not only as an excellent introduction to that most influential of 'worldly philosophers' but is also a significant resume of the central issues of Bloch's own profound and wide-ranging thought. Special attention is given to the political maturation of the young Karl Marx and to his studies and intellectual relationship to important thinkers of his time. Bloch concludes with an insightful summons to the West to consider Marx anew as a thinker still vitally relevant to contemporary social issues, and not merely as the father of a sovietized political system.--
Aesthetics and politics by Ernst Bloch( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history
Spuren by Ernst Bloch( Book )

148 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Man on his own : essays in the philosophy of religion by Ernst Bloch( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and German and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atheism in Christianity : the religion of the Exodus and the Kingdom by Ernst Bloch( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the philosophy of music by Ernst Bloch( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avicenna und die Aristotelische Linke by Ernst Bloch( Book )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Bloch was one of the most significant twentieth-century German thinkers, yet he remains overshadowed by his Frankfurt School contemporaries. Known for his engagement with utopianism and religious thought, Bloch also wrote incisively about ontological questions. In his short masterpiece Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left, Bloch gives a striking account of materialism that traces emancipatory elements of modern thought to medieval Islamic philosophers' encounter with Aristotle.Bloch argues that the great medieval Islamic philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina) planted the seeds of a radical materialism still relevant for critical theory today. He contrasts Avicenna's and Aquinas's interpretations of Aristotle on form and matter to argue that Avicenna's reading democratizes power and undermines clerical and political authority. Bloch explores Avicenna's world and metaphysics in detail, showing how even his most recondite theoretical concerns prove capable of pointing toward radical social transformation. He blazes an original path through the history of ideas, including Averroes (Ibn Rushd), Spinoza, and Marx as well as lesser-known figures. Here translated into English for the first time, Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left is at once a succinct summation of Bloch's own idiosyncratic materialism, a provocative reconstruction of the Western philosophical tradition in light of its exchanges with Islamic thought, and a vital resource for contemporary debates about materialism in critical theory
Subjekt-Objekt : Erläuterungen zu Hegel by Ernst Bloch( Book )

32 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in German and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Materialismusproblem : seine Geschichte und Substanz by Ernst Bloch( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in German and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophische Aufsätze zur objektiven Phantasie by Ernst Bloch( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in German and Germanic and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwischenwelten in der Philosophiegeschichte : aus Leipziger Vorlesungen by Ernst Bloch( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in German and English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Prinzip Hoffnung by Ernst Bloch( Book )

52 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The utopian function of art and literature : selected essays
The principle of hopeThe utopian function of art and literature : selected essaysThe spirit of UtopiaHeritage of our timesThe principle of hopeAesthetics and politicsAtheism in Christianity : the religion of the Exodus and the KingdomEssays on the philosophy of musicDas Prinzip Hoffnung
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Bloch E.

Bloch, Ernest

Bloch, Ernest 1885-1977

Bloch Ernst

Bloch Ernst Simon

Bloch, Ernst Simon 1885-1977

Bloh, Ernst.

Bloh, Ernst 1885-1977

Blūkh, Irnist, 1885-1977

Burohho, Erunsuto 1885-1977

Burotuho, Erunsuto 1885-1977

E. B 1885-1977

Ernestus Bloch

Ernst Bloch

Ernst Bloch deutscher marxistischer Philosoph

Ernst Bloch Duits schrijver

Ernst Bloch Duutsje filosoof

Ernst Bloch filòsof alemany

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Ernst Bloch scrittore e filosofo tedesco

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Ernstas Blochas

Jahraus, Karl 1885-1977

Knerz, Jakob 1885-1977

Pŭllohŭ, Erŭnsŭt'ŭ 1885-1977

Ερνστ Μπλοχ

Блох Э.

Блох Эрнст

Блох Эрнст Симон

Ернст Блох

Эрнст Блох немецкий философ, социолог и публицист неомарксистской ориентации

ארנסט בלוך

ארנסט בלוך פילוסוף גרמני

בלאך, ארנסט 1885-1977

בלוך, ארנסט 1885-1977

إرنست بلوخ

إرنست بلوخ، 1885-1977

إرنست بلوخ فيلسوف ألماني

ارنست بلوخ ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و فیلسوف آلمانی

بلوخ, إرنست, 1885-1977

ഏണസ്റ്റ് ബ്ലോക്ക്

블로흐, 언스트 1885-1977

블로흐, 에른스트 1885-1977

에른스트 블로흐


エルンスト・ブロッホ 1885-1977

ブロッホ, エルンスト

ブロッホ, エルンスト 1885-1977


恩斯特·西蒙·布洛赫 德國哲學家

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