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Ernst Bloch

German philosopher (1885-1977)

1885   -   1977

movement: surrealism
country of citizenship: Germany
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: University of Würzburg, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
occupation: philosopher, university teacher, theologian
award received: National Prize of East Germany, Patriotic Order of Merit in silver, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association, Sigmund Freud Prize, Honorary doctor of the University of Zagreb

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Ernst Simon Bloch (German: [ɛʁnst ˈblɔx]; July 8, 1885 – August 4, 1977; pseudonyms: Karl Jahraus, Jakob Knerz) 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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