"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. "Ernst Bloch"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. "Ernst Bloch's "Principle of Hope" is one of the key books of our century. Part philosophic speculation, part political treatise, part lyric vision, it is exercising a deepening influence on thought and on literature. . . . No political or theological appropriations of Bloch's leviathan can exhaust its visionary breadth." -- George Steiner " "The Principle of Hope" is one of those all-about-everything books characteristic of German culture during the last 150 years. But unlike its direct predecessor, Oswald Spengler's "The Decline of the West," Bloch's magnum opus. . . reverses Spengler's world-historical scheme by turning "Weltangst" . . . into hope.' In this placing of hope' at the center of a history, an anthropology, and a phenomenology of mankind lies the originality of Bloch's undertaking." -- J. P. Stern, The New Republic "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....
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دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب تقریباً خسته کننده بود، نویسنده <ارنست بلوخ> در کتابِ <اصل امید> در ابتدا اصرار دارد که پیامبران و مسیح را امید بخش و امید دهنده جلوه دهد و به نوعی، اصلی به نامِ اصلِ پیامبرانهٔ امید را تعریف میکند و در مرحلهٔ بعد میخواهد ثابت کند که اصلِ پیامبرانهٔ امید را در عقایدِ مارکسیستی بازیافته استامروزه در جناح رادیکالِ کلیسایِ کاتولیکِ رومی، و همچنین فرقه هایِ مسیحی غیر کاتولیک، نشانه هایِ بازگشت به اصلِ پیامبرانه و چاره جوئیهایِ پیامبرانه به چشم میخورد و اعتقاد بر این است که مفاهیمِ معنوی باید با فراگردهایِ سیاسی و اجتماعی پیوستگی پیدا کند.... در سالهایِ گذشته عنصرِ مسیحایی در مارکسیسم، زمینهٔ خود را میانِ بسیاری از سوسیالیست های اومانیست، بخصوص در یوگوسلاوی سابق، لهستان، چک و مجارستان، بازیافته استبرخی از جامعه شناس ها معتقدند که خارج از کلیسا، سوسیالیسمِ مارکسیستی واقعی، بارزترین تبیینِ بینشِ مسیحایی به زبانِ این جهان و به زبانِ دنیوی بود که آنهم البته به وسیلهٔ کمونیست ها با تحریفی که از مارکس به عمل آوردند، فاسد و نابود گردید-------------------------------------------------امیدوارم این توضیحات مفید و کافی بوده باشه<پیروز باشید و ایرانی>
I want to write a thank you note to José Muñoz who introduced me to Ernst Bloch's work in Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity. This author is exactly what I've been looking for - a philosopher of the Not-Yet-Conscious, an esoteric Marxist theologian and more. I started with his defense of Expressionism in Aesthetics and Politics, then proceeded to this volume. In the span of a month, I've also acquired Traces, Man On His Own and Atheism in Christianity: The Religion of the Exodus and the Kingdom. The latter is especially enticing because in my Bay Area poetry scene, Giorgio Agamben rules everything around me, which is fine, I guess, but he never really lit my fire. Now I have my own go to person for atheist eschatology.Plus, Bloch really set 'em up and knocks 'em down. Freud's bourgeois system of psychology, Heidegger's assertion of anxiety as the basic state-of-mind. Although Bloch focuses heavily on dreams, especially day dreams and seems to be delving into literary analysis (and from flipping ahead - film, too), this theoretical work far exceeds the ambitions and scope of my softy, Romantic boyfriend, Gaston Bachelard. I've known in my gut for years that reverie was not just aesthetically but also politically important.If you cut your teeth on Hakim Bey's TAZ and Bachelard's Poetics of Space and have since pulled your hair out trying to read Being and Time, Bloch may be for you.Nota bene:
I'm not giving it five stars for its ease of access, because the style can be cumbersome at times, but the overall mode of thinking and the worldview presented is staggering. A clearly Marxist worldview that defies the stereotypes imposed on Marxism by Western Capitalists by looking not at a dull existence where everything is a homogeneous grey, but at a world full of possibility where the intersection of Past and Future is the obscured Now. While I have read this as an attempt to craft a particulare view of ethnic American literature, Bloch shows the multiple facets of life that can be interpreted through this Principle of Hope by discussing psychoanalysis, history, fairy tales, art, theater, magazine stories, and many other cultural artifacts. Each is viewed through a lens of future potential, and future potential is narrowed to those which lead to an inclusive socialism that allows human worth and dignity rather than the alienating process of human commoditization embraced by the Western Capitalist world. This book is one to which I hope to turn many times in the future to try to understand the depth of Bloch's thinking.
I'll be teaching a Symposium course at USF on selections from The Principle of Hope this Fall. I've always wanted to read it through carefully, but being 1500 words and all, never quite was up for it. The students will read about 600 pages, and hopefully I'll be able to get through the whole thing over the four months. Stay tuned! [Update: Full book completed near the end of the semester. Eminently worthwhile, but not much to say about it that is goodreads appropriate.]
I particularly enjoyed his musings on fairytales, technological utopia, and traveling. :) I'll definitely come back to this when I have time.