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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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Masahiro Kitano – – Bigaku 53 4: The Legibility of the World Der Mythos Vom Zivilisationsprozess. The critical history of concepts may thus serve the depotentiation of metaphorical power.

Inspired by amongst 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.

The distinctness and meaning of these metaphors constitute the perception of reality as a whole, a necessary prerequisite for human orientation, thought and action.

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He received the postdoctoral habilitation inwith a dissertation on ‘Ontological Distance, an Inquiry into the Crisis of Edmund Husserl ‘s Phenomenology ‘Die ontologische Distanz: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access mtthos via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.


Ancient Egyptian Ways of Worldreading. Blumenberg’s work was of a blumenbwrg historical nature, characterized by his great philosophical and theological learning, and by the precision and pointedness of his writing style.

Hans Blumenberg

This context is of decisive importance for Blumenberg’s idea of absolute metaphors. Blumenberg’s interpretations are extremely unpredictable and personal, all full blumenber signs, indications and suggestions, sometimes ironic.

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’.

Humanisme, religie en religionswissenschaft. Blumenbergs ‘arbeit am mythos’.

Arbeit am Mythos

Ollig – – Theologie Und Philosophie 56 1: The idea of ‘absolute metaphors’ turns out to be of decisive importance for amm ideas of a culture, hahs as the metaphor of light as truth in Neo-Platonism, to be found in the hermeneutics of Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Sign in Create an account. The Empire of Civilization: Digging under apparently meaningless anecdotes of 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.

This article has no associated abstract. The Evolution of an Imperial Idea. This entry has no external links. 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.


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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.

Peter Lothar Oesterreich – Retrieved from ” https: 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. 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. During Blumenberg’s lifetime he was a member of the Senate of the German Research Foundationa professor at several universities in Germany and a joint founder of the research group “Poetics and Hermeneutics”.

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