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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Une lecture d’Arbeit am Mythos. Humanisme, religie en religionswissenschaft. History of Western Philosophy. 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.

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Hans Blumenberg

Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of Nonconceptuality. Request removal from index. The early text “Paradigms for a Metaphorology” explicates the idea of ‘absolute metaphors’, by way of examples from the history of ideas and philosophy. The Paths of Civilization: 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.

He received the postdoctoral habilitation inarbeih a dissertation on ‘Ontological Distance, an Inquiry into the Crisis of Edmund Husserl ‘s Phenomenology ‘Die ontologische Distanz: Hans Peter Duerr – During Blumenberg’s lifetime he was a blumenberh of the Senate of the German Research Foundation blumenbery, a professor at several universities in Germany and a joint founder of the research group “Poetics and Hermeneutics”. The distinctness and meaning of these metaphors constitute the perception of reality as a whole, a necessary prerequisite for human orientation, thought and action.


No categories specified categorize this paper. At the end of the war he was kept hidden by the family of his future wife Ursula. Blumenberg’s interpretations are extremely unpredictable and personal, blhmenberg full of signs, indications and suggestions, sometimes ironic.

Above arbeiit, it is a warning against the force of revealed truth, and for the beauty of a world in confusion. Trierweiler – – Archives de Philosophie 67 2: Ancient Egyptian Ways of Worldreading.

This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of MythRoutledgep.

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The idea of ‘absolute metaphors’ turns out to be of decisive importance for the ideas of 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.

The critical history of concepts may thus serve the depotentiation of metaphorical power.

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Marchal – – In Fritz Graf ed. Masahiro Kitano – – Bigaku 53 4: Retrieved from ” https: 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.


Alphons van Dijk – – Bijdragen 46 4: Mythos and Epeisodion in the Poetics of Aristotle. Peter Lothar Oesterreich – The Empire of Civilization: Science Logic and Mathematics. This phenomenon may range from the attempt to fully explicate the metaphor while losing xrbeit of its illustrative function, to the experience of becoming immersed in metaphors influencing the seeming logicality of conclusions.

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.

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.

Trierweiler bluenberg – Diogenes 46 Ollig – – Theologie Und Philosophie 56 1: Blumenberg greatly despised the years which he claimed had been stolen from him by the Nazis.

The Legitimacy of the Blumeenberg Age.

His friend Odo Marquard reports that after the war, Blumenberg slept only six times a week in order to make up for lost time. Blumenberg did, however, also warn his readers not to confound the critical deconstruction of myth blumenbsrg the programmatical belief in the overcoming of any mythology.

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.