..".like Bloch, contributions in this volume instil in the reader a sense that partisans are not obliged to consider contemporary states of affairs as perfected facts, as if facts amounted to the world's completion. Instead we are guided by a transgressive thought to take up with renewed vigour Bloch's insistence on the world's being just as little finished as we are. . . . [T]his volume foretells of a much needed coming future engagement with Bloch."--Nathaniel J P Barron ""Marx and Philosophy Review of Books" "
"[T]he merit of this volume is that it approaches Bloch's thinking from very different perspectives, and often in an ingenious way."--Ivan Boldyrev ""Crisis and Critique" "
"Bloch . . . is one of the rare figures of whom we can say: fundamentally, with regard to what really matters, he was right, he remains our contemporary, and maybe he belongs even more to our time than to his own." Slavoj i ek, from the preface"
"Late capitalism has been celebrated by its apologists as that stage of society in which nothing more, nothing new, will ever happen (except for wars, catastrophes, bankruptcy, and Armageddon): the end of history as the death of the future. In this affluent desolation, at the tail-end of all thought, we confront the immense enigmatic figure of Ernst Bloch and that tangle of the Not-Yet-Conceived the heritage of unfinished business, loose ends, and tired aporias in which new problems are somewhere hidden, new futures slumber, and a freshening and a renewal of history is promised. The present collection makes a start on renewing Bloch himself as a living multiplicity of themes and questions, and may even mark a beginning of that new beginning with which he tantalized us." Fredric Jameson, Duke University"
like Bloch, contributions in this volume instil in the reader a sense that partisans are not obliged to consider contemporary states of affairs as perfected facts, as if facts amounted to the world s completion. Instead we are guided by a transgressive thought to take up with renewed vigour Bloch s insistence on the world s being just as little finished as we are. . . . [T]his volume foretells of a much needed coming future engagement with Bloch. --Nathaniel J P Barron ""Marx and Philosophy Review of Books" ""
[T]his collection is persuasive that a return to Bloch s writing, in spite of or as Miller argues, perhaps precisely because of its difficulty, is a worthwhile endeavour for anyone interested in reclaiming the utopian residues that lie beneath the ideological surface of cultural formations, perhaps in order to then understand how they might be put to work in ensuring that some human dreams for a better collective future do not remain mere fantasies. --Marcus Morgan ""British Journal of Sociology" ""
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Peter Thompson is Reader in German at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of "The Crisis of the German Left."
Slavoj i ek is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the author of many books, including "Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism.""