Ernst Bloch

Ernst Bloch


Born
July 08, 1885

Died
August 04, 1977

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Influences
Marx, Hegel


Bloch's work in philosophy focuses on the concept that in a utopian human world where oppression and exploitation have been eliminated there will always be a truly ideological revolutionary force. Bloch's work became very influential in the course of the student protest movements in 1968 and in liberation theology.

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“The most tragic form of loss isn't the loss of security; it's the loss of the capacity to imagine that things could be different.”
Ernst Bloch

“Being doped is a pleasure you pay for. There was always opium there for the people -- in the end it tainted their whole faith. If the Church had not always stood so watchfully behind the ruling powers, there would not have been such attacks against everything it stood for -- although of course it may have been competing with them for the first place among the rulers, as in the Middle Ages. Whenever it was a question of keeping the serfs, and then the paid slaves down, the dope-dealers came unfailingly to the help of the oppressors.”
Ernst Bloch

“Man is that which has still much before it. He is repeatedly transformed in his work and by it. [...] The authentic in man and in the world is potential, waiting, living in fear of being frustrated, living in hope of succeeding.”
Ernst Bloch

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