Ernst Bloch and the Philosophy of Immanence


  • Wayne Hudson University of Tasmania


Enst Bloch, Speculative Materialism, Speculative Realism


In this essay I raise difficulties for both speculative realism and speculative materialism, both fashionable stances. I do not argue against realism or materialism as such, but I suggest that in both cases a more precise delineation of what is meant by ‘speculative' would be beneficial. I discuss speculative realism in part one and speculative materialism in part two, and then add a brief conclusion in part three.

Author Biography

Wayne Hudson, University of Tasmania

Professor, School of Philosophy, University of Tasmania


How to Cite

Hudson, W. (2019). Ernst Bloch and the Philosophy of Immanence. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 15(1), 155–164. Retrieved from