Hans Blumenberg was a German philosopher and intellectual historian. He studied philosophy, German studies and the classics and is considered to be one of. Hans Blumenberg, Arbeit am Mythos, Frankfurt, (Work on Myth, trans. Robert M. Wallace, Cambridge, ). Review by Denis Trierweiler. It may be that. Reviews: Hans Blumenberg, Arbeit am Mythos, Frankfurt, (Work on Myth, trans. Robert M. Wallace, Cambridge, )1. Show all authors.

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Arbeit am Mythos : Hans Blumenberg :

Blumenberg created what has come to be called ‘metaphorology’, which states that what lies under metaphors and language modisms, is the nearest to the truth and the farthest from ideologies. Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. The founding idea of this first text was further developed in works on the metaphors of light in theories of knowledge, of being in navigation Shipwreck with Spectatorsand the metaphors of books and reading.

Peter Lothar Oesterreich – In Blumenberg’s many inquiries into the history of philosophy the threshold of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance provides a focal point Legitimacy of the Modern Age and The Genesis of the Copernican World. After Blumenberg continued his studies of philosophy, Germanistics and classical philology at the University of Hamburgand graduated in with a dissertation on the origin of the ontology of the Middle Ages, at the University of Kiel.

Ollig – – Theologie Und Philosophie 56 1: In his later works Work on Myth, Out of the Cave Blumenberg, guided by Arnold Gehlen ‘s view of man as a frail and finite being in need of certain auxiliary ideas in order to face the “Absolutism of Reality” and its overwhelming power, increasingly underlined the anthropological background of his ideas: No categories specified categorize this paper. Whereas metaphors originally were a means of illustrating the reality of an issue, giving form to understanding, they were later to tend towards a separate existence, in the sciences as elsewhere.

Hans Peter Duerr – Blumenberg’s work was of a predominantly historical nature, characterized by his great philosophical and theological learning, and by the precision and pointedness of his writing style.

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Blumenberg did, however, also warn his readers not to confound the critical deconstruction of myth with the programmatical belief in the overcoming of any mythology. The idea of ‘absolute metaphors’ turns out to be of decisive importance for the ideas blumenbegr a culture, such as the metaphor of light as truth in Neo-Platonism, to be found in the hermeneutics of Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Brett Bowden – – University of Chicago Press.

But, being labelled a “Half-Jew”, considering that his mother was Jewish[1] the Catholic Blumenberg was barred from continuing his studies at any regular institution of learning in Germany.

Blumenberg greatly despised the years which he claimed had been stolen from him by the Nazis.

His mentor during these years was Ludwig Landgrebe. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

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This phenomenon may range from the attempt to fully explicate the metaphor while losing sight of its illustrative function, to the experience of becoming immersed in metaphors influencing the seeming logicality of conclusions. The Empire of Civilization: History of Western Philosophy. At the end of the war he was kept hidden blu,enberg the family of his future wife Ursula.

Reflecting his studies of Husserl, Blumenberg’s work concludes that in the last resort our potential scientific enlightenment finds its own subjective and anthropological limit in the fact that we are constantly falling back upon the imagery of our contemplations. This context is of decisive importance for Blumenberg’s idea of absolute metaphors. Digging under apparently meaningless anecdotes bllumenberg the history of occidental thought and literature, Blumenberg drew a map of the expressions, examples, gestures, that flourished in the discussions of what are thought to be more important matters.

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Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of MythRoutledgep. Alphons van Dijk – – Bijdragen 46 4: The early text “Paradigms for a Metaphorology” explicates the idea of ‘absolute metaphors’, by way of examples from the history of ideas and philosophy. Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of Nonconceptuality. The Paths of Civilization: Laughter From the Lifeworld: According to Blumenberg, metaphors of this kind, such as “the naked truth”, are to be considered a fundamental aspect of philosophical discourse that cannot be replaced by concepts and reappropriated into the logicity of the ‘actual’.


Der Mythos Vom Zivilisationsprozess. His friend Odo Marquard reports that after the war, Blumenberg slept only six times a week in order to make up for lost time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Legitimacy of the Modern Age. He studied philosophyGerman studies and the classics —47, interrupted by World War II and is considered to be one of the most important German philosophers of the century. The Legibility of the World Robert Savage – – Thesis Eleven 94 1: The critical history of concepts may thus serve the depotentiation of metaphorical power.

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Inspired by hams others Ernst Cassirer ‘s functional perspective on the history of ideas and philosophy, and the concomitant view of a rearrangement within the spiritual relationships specific to an epoch, Blumenberg rejects the substantialism of historical continuity — fundamental to the so-called ‘theorem of secularization’; the Modern age in his view represents an independent epoch opposed to Antiquity and the Middle Ages by a rehabilitation of human curiosity in reaction to theological absolutism.

Sign nlumenberg to use this feature. The distinctness and meaning of these metaphors constitute the perception of reality as a whole, a necessary prerequisite for human orientation, thought and action. Masahiro Kitano – – Bigaku 53 4: This entry has no external links. Humanisme, religie en religionswissenschaft. Above all, it is a warning against the force of revealed truth, and for the beauty blumenberf a world in confusion.

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