German Marxist philosopher.
An associate of the Institute for Social Research, better known as the Frankfurt School.
Much of Bloch's work is focused on an optimistic teleology of the history of mankind. He is best known for his three volume work, The Principle of Hope, in which he explores utopianism and the idea of absolute perfection.
Ernst Bloch - Wikipedia
"A Jewish Philosopher’s Love, Loss and Solace" - The Jewish Daily Forward (2012)