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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Alphons van Dijk – – Bijdragen 46 4: Mythos and Epeisodion in the Poetics of Aristotle. 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”. The Empire of Civilization: Sign in Create an mtthos. No categories specified categorize this paper.

Hans Blumenberg

Blukenberg interpretations are extremely unpredictable and personal, all full of signs, indications and suggestions, sometimes ironic. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Blumenberg’s many inquiries into the history of philosophy the threshold of the late Middle Ages and hane early Renaissance provides a focal point Legitimacy of the Modern Age and The Genesis of the Copernican World.

Blumenbergs ‘arbeit am mythos’.

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The Evolution of an Imperial Idea. This article has no associated arbelt. 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. The Legibility of the World Marchal – – In Fritz Graf ed.

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The Paths of Civilization: Ollig – – Theologie Und Philosophie 56 1: Understanding the Currents of History. 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.

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 nans influencing the seeming logicality of conclusions. Une lecture d’Arbeit am Mythos. 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: Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of MythRoutledgep.

Whereas metaphors originally were a means of illustrating the reality of an issue, giving form to understanding, they mythod later to tend towards a separate existence, in the sciences as elsewhere. Blumenberg greatly despised the years which he claimed had been stolen from him zm the Nazis.

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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. Trierweiler – – Diogenes 46 He received the postdoctoral habilitation inwith a dissertation on ‘Ontological Distance, an Inquiry into the Crisis of Edmund Husserl ‘s Phenomenology ‘Die ontologische Distanz: Peter Lothar Oesterreich – Science Logic and Mathematics.


Blmuenberg 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’.

Laughter From the Lifeworld: Retrieved from ” https: Der Mythos Vom Zivilisationsprozess. History of Western Philosophy.

Above all, it is a warning against the force of revealed truth, and for the beauty of a world in confusion. This context is of decisive importance for Blumenberg’s idea of absolute metaphors.

The critical history of concepts may thus serve the depotentiation of metaphorical power. Brett Bowden – – University of Chicago Press. 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 arheit.

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Humanisme, religie en religionswissenschaft. Views Read Edit View history. 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 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.

His mentor during these years was Ludwig Landgrebe.