BOOK LAUNCH: A Primer on Utopian Philosophy

Friday, 5 April

BOOK LAUNCH: A Primer on Utopian Philosophy

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How Ernst Bloch’s work can provide new hope for utopian thinking today.

Housmans are delighted to welcome John Greenaway back to the shop after he so brilliantly helped us launch Bill Cashmore’s fantastic ‘We Hear Only Ourselves’ last year. Billie will also be returning, this time to serve as John’s interlocuter, as he launches A Primer on Utopian Philosophy: How Ernst Bloch’s work can provide new hope for utopian thinking today.

The utopian project lies in ruins, but perhaps in our present moment, there are elements from the history of thought that can provide fresh resources for utopianism. In this groundbreaking introduction, Jon Greenaway explores the work of German philosopher Ernst Bloch, whose complex and challenging philosophy is a primer for a philosophical renewal of the struggle for a better world.

As always, tickets are priced on a sliding scale. If you are unable to pay for a ticket please do not hesitate to contact us at, and a free ticket will be made available.

If you choose book + event entry, your copy of the book will be available to collect on the evening. If you would like to collect it earlier, or have it delivered, please contact us (postage is £2.95). Telephone 020 7837 4473 or email

Doors Open at 7pm, Event Starts 7:30

Date & Time: 

Friday, 5 April, 2024 - 18:00 to 21:00


  • book launch
5 Caledonian Road King's Cross
N1 9DX
United Kingdom


Two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals

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