Ernst Bloch
(1885-1977)

Died aged c. 92

Ernst Bloch (German: [ɛʁnst ˈblɔx]; July 8, 1885 – August 4, 1977) was a German Marxist philosopher. Bloch was influenced by Hegel and Karl Marx, as well as by apocalyptic and religious thinkers such as Thomas Müntzer, Paracelsus, and Jacob Böhme. He established friendships with György Lukács, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno. Bloch's work focuses on an optimistic teleology of the history of mankind.

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Hier lebte von 1931 bis 1933 Ernst Bloch 8.7.1885-4.8.1977 Philosoph, begann hier sein Werk »Erbschaft dieser Zeit«. Seit 1933 im Exil, zuletzt in den USA, schrieb dort »Das Prinzip Hoffnung«. Siet 1949 Professor in Leipzig, wurde dort 1957 zwangsemeritiert. Seit 1961 Professor in Tübingen

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