Tag Archives: Ernst Bloch

Foucault and Iran (and Ernst Bloch) – an August 1979 interview newly available in French

Thanks to a reader who wishes to remain anonymous for sending me these details of an interview with Foucault about Iran conducted in August 1979, which was first published in French in 2013. I’ve stumbled upon an interview with Foucault from this era … Continue reading

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Thompson and Zizek (ed.) The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia

Interesting looking new collection just out with Duke University Press. 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 (1959). The “speculative materialism” that he first … Continue reading

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