Ernst Bloch's Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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In this important new approach to his philosophy and politics, Cat Moir sets out to offer a fresh interpretation of Ernst Bloch's work. The reception of Bloch's work has seen him variously painted as a na ve realist, a romantic nature philosopher, a totalitarian thinker, and an irrationalist whose obscure literary style stands in for a lack of systematic rigour. Ernst Bloch's Speculative Materialism challenges these conceptions of Bloch by reconstructing the ontological, epistemological, and political dimensions of his speculative materialism. Through a close, historically contextualised reading of Bloch's major work of ontology, Das Materialismusproblem, seine Geschichte und Substanz (The Materialism Problem, its History and Substance), Moir presents Bloch as one of the twentieth century's most significant critical thinkers.

About the Author


Cat Moir is Senior Lecturer in Germanic Studies at the University of Sydney. She has published widely on the history of ideas in the German-speaking world.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781642593495
ISBN-10: 1642593494
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2020
Pages: 193
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism