Listening for Utopia in Ernst Bloch s Musical Philosophy

Listening for Utopia in Ernst Bloch s Musical Philosophy

Although Bloch's utopianism has met with sharp skepticism from both conservatives and traditional Marxists, ... See also Douglas Kellner and Harry O'Hara,“Utopia and Marxism in Ernst Bloch,” New German Critique 9 (1976): 11–34 (p. 30).

Author: Benjamin M. Korstvedt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521896153

Category: Music

Page: 218

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Korstvedt explains key concepts from Bloch's musical philosophy, making his complex ideas accessible for modern musical scholars.
Categories: Music

Ernst Bloch

Ernst Bloch

67 Landmann, 'Talking with Ernst Bloch', p. 177. 68 R. Bahro, From Red to Green, trans. G. Fagan and R. Hurst, London, Verso, 1984, p. 14. 69 J. Rühle, 'The philosopher of hope: Ernst Bloch', in L. Labedz (ed.) ...

Author: Vincent Geoghegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134945030

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Ernst Bloch is perhaps best known for his subtle and imaginative investigation of utopias and utopianism, but his work also provides a comprehensive and insightful analysis of western culture, politics and society. Yet, because he has not been one of easiest of writers to read his full contribution has not been widely acknowledged. Block developed a complex conceptual framework, and presented this in a prose style which many have found to verge on the impenetrable. In this critical and accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating thinkers of the twentieth century, Vincent Geoghegan unravels much of the mystery of the man and his ideas.
Categories: Social Science

Ernst Bloch

Ernst Bloch

Materialien zu Ernst Blochs 'Prinzip Hoffnung'. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1978. 41–58. ———. “Die Aktualität einer Naturpolitik in Blochscher Perspektive” in: Michael Daxner, Jan Bloch, and Burghart Schmidt, eds.

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030211745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the life and philosophy of Ernst Bloch. Bloch has had a strange fate in the English-speaking world. He wrote his famous three-volume opus, The Principle of Hope, while living in exile in the United States from 1938 to 1940. It was first published, however, in East Germany in the 1950s after he had returned to Europe and became a professor of philosophy at the University of Leipzig. Gradually, his other numerous works became better known and widespread in Europe and scholars in the US and UK started to take note of his works. Yet, he has still remained a somewhat neglected figure in the humanities. While this book does not set out to entirely rectify this neglect, it does offer readers an introduction to Bloch’s works and the opportunity to understand more about the importance of utopian thought. Through an exploration of some of Bloch’s more controversial communist leanings and relationship to the Soviet Union, a study of Bloch’s utopian quest, and even a comparison with J. R. R. Tolkien, this comprehensive study demonstrates just how interesting a figure Ernst Bloch really was, and how his philosophy of hope has laid the basis for secular humanism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ernst Bloch s Speculative Materialism

Ernst Bloch   s Speculative Materialism

Bloch, Ernst 1985m [1963], Tübinger Einleitung in die Philosophie. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Bloch, Ernst 1985n [1968], Atheismusim Christentum. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Bloch, Ernst 1985o [1975], ExperimentumMundi.

Author: Cat Moir

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004272873

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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In Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics, Cat Moir offers a new interpretation of the philosophy of Ernst Bloch. Moir challenges perceptions of Bloch as a naïve utopian thinker via a close contextualised reading of his speculative materialism.
Categories: Philosophy

Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries

Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries

—(1986), ' Lukács, Bloch et la lutte pour un concept marxiste de totalité', in P. Furlan, M. Löwy, A. Münster, N. Tertulian (eds), Réification et utopie. Ernst Bloch et György Lukács. Un siècle après. Arles: Actes Sud, pp. 59–68.

Author: Ivan Boldyrev

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472512062

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Ernst Bloch and His Contemporaries is a much needed concise yet comprehensive overview of Ernst Bloch's early and later thought. It fills an important gap in research on the history of German thought in the 20th century by reconstructing the contexts of Bloch's philosophy, while focusing on his contemporaries - Georg Lukács, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno. Ernst Bloch's influential ideas include his theory of utopian consciousness, his resolute inclination to merge aesthetics and politics, rehabilitation of hope, and atheistic conception of Christianity. Although Bloch's major early texts, Spirit of Utopia and Traces, have recently been translated into English, and there has been renewed interest in Bloch over the last 15 years, he is still relatively unknown compared to other left German-Jewish intellectuals. Ivan Boldyrev places Bloch's often enigmatic prose within contexts more familiar to English-speaking readers, and outlines the most important messages in Bloch's legacy still relevant today to European intellectual discourse, in particular aesthetics and philosophy of history.
Categories: Philosophy

The Marxist Philosophy of Ernst Bloch

The Marxist Philosophy of Ernst Bloch

Utopie – Marxisme selon Ernst Bloch (Paris: Payot, 1976). Schmidt, B. (ed.) Materialien zu Ernst Blochs Prinzip Hoffnung' (Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp, 1978). Uber Ernst Bloch (Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp, 1971). Unseld, S. (ed.) ...

Author: Wayne Hudson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349042906

Category: Philosophy

Page: 289

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Categories: Philosophy

First Letters After Exile by Thomas Mann Hannah Arendt Ernst Bloch and Others

First Letters After Exile by Thomas Mann  Hannah Arendt  Ernst Bloch  and Others

455: I must tell you on this. Ernst Bloch,” Bloch-Briefe, Bd. 2, p. 459. 7 Letter Ernst Bloch to Joachim Schumacher, February 15, 1948, BlochBriefe, Bd. 2, p. 591. The same fragment occurs in a letter to Wieland Herzfelde, ...

Author: David Kettler

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785276736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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In the study of the National Socialist State and its aftermath, two unusual aspects continue to occupy historians and social science commentators. First, a factor important enough to enter into the very definition of totalitarianism is the thoroughgoing mobilization, coercive if needed, of the population of writers, teachers, professors journalists and other intellectual workers, securing cooperation – or at the least passive concurrence – in the mass-inculcation of the population in the destructive Fascist ideology. Second is the central place of dissident members of these populations in the exile. Since webs of communications with others, the majority of whom had remained in Germany, had constituted their own memberships in the populations at issue, the question of their roles in the post-war era depended importantly on the ways and means by which they restored – or refused to restore – communications with those who had remained.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

They Made Their Souls Anew

They Made Their Souls Anew

This was not , however , the case with Ernst Bloch , whom an objective observation of the Shoa , seen from without , confirmed in his positive philosophy of Utopia . The two antithetical books of these two dissimilar men , Edmond Fleg ...

Author: André Neher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791403157

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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This is an original, philosophical discussion in which Andreå Neher relates the lives of prominent nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jews to traditional Jewish thought on issues of assimilation, the Holocaust, and liberal intellectualism.
Categories: Social Science

The Moment of Rupture

The Moment of Rupture

Arno Münster, Ernst Bloch: messianisme et utopie (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1989), 99. 19. Georg Lukács, Soul and Form, trans. Anna Bostock (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1971), 152–153. 20.

Author: Humberto Beck

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812296440

Category: History

Page: 232

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An instant is the shortest span in which time can be divided and experienced. In an instant, there is no duration: it is an interruption that happens in the blink of an eye. For the ancient Greeks, kairos, the time in which exceptional, unrepeatable events occurred, was opposed to chronos, measurable, quantitative, and uniform time. In The Moment of Rupture, Humberto Beck argues that during the years of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the rise of fascism in Germany, the notion of the instant migrated from philosophy and aesthetics into politics and became a conceptual framework for the interpretation of collective historical experience that, in turn, transformed the subjective perception of time. According to Beck, a significant juncture occurred in Germany between 1914 and 1940, when a modern tradition of reflection on the instant—spanning the poetry of Goethe, the historical self-understanding of the French Revolution, the aesthetics of early Romanticism, the philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche, and the artistic and literary practices of Charles Baudelaire and the avant gardes—interacted with a new experience of historical time based on rupture and abrupt discontinuity. Beck locates in this juncture three German thinkers—Ernst Jünger, Ernst Bloch, and Walter Benjamin—who fused the consciousness of war, crisis, catastrophe, and revolution with the literary and philosophical formulations of the instantaneous and the sudden in order to intellectually represent an era marked by the dissolution between the extraordinary and the everyday. The Moment of Rupture demonstrates how Jünger, Bloch, and Benjamin produced a constellation of figures of sudden temporality that contributed to the formation of what Beck calls a distinct "regime of historicity," a mode of experiencing time based on the notion of a discontinuous present.
Categories: History

Marxism and Totality

Marxism and Totality

Ernst Bloch and the Extension of Marxist Holism to Nature If , as the young Gramsci insisted , socialism is an " integral vision of life " with " a philosophy , a mysticism and morality , " 1 none of the Western Marxists expanded the ...

Author: Martin Jay

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520057422

Category: History

Page: 576

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Totality has been an abiding concern from the first generation of Western Marxists, most notably Lukács, Korsch, Gramsci, and Bloch, through the second, exemplified by the Frankfurt School, Lefebvre, Goldmann, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Della Volpe, up to the most recent, typified by Althusser, Colletti, and Habermas. Yet no consensus has been reached concerning the term's multiple meanings—expressive, decentered, longitudinal, latitudinal, normative—or its implications for other theoretical and practical matters. By closely following the adventures of this troublesome but central concept, Marxism & Totality offers an unconventional account of the history of Western Marxism.
Categories: History