- Mr Federico Filauri
- BA, MA
- PhD research student
- Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
- Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies School of Advanced Study University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
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- Research Projects & Supervisions
- PhD Topic:
Ernst Bloch and the Messianic Idea in the Twentieth Century
My current research project consists in a historical-philosophical study of German-Jewish thought of the Twentieth Century, with an emphasis on theological-political aspects.
After a brief survey of the origin and development of messianic faith, seeking the places from which Bloch drew his messianic conceptions, I will provide an original interpretation of two cardinal structures of Blochian thought – not-yet-being and exodus –, investigating their relationship with theological concepts. Furthermore, the thesis will engage with theologico-political theories, questioning their assumptions about the genealogy of modern sovereignty.
In so doing I aim to bring about a reassessment of the features and roles played by messianism in Bloch’s thought, contributing to a better understanding of his Jewish background. Moreover, I intend to inspect the influence that religious concepts drawn from the Jewish tradition may have on the development of theoretical constructs inside the western thought tradition.
- Dr Johan Siebers
- Research interests:
- Philosophy, Politics, Romanticism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism