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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Trierweiler – – Diogenes 46 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.

Brett Bowden – – University of Chicago Press. 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. Une lecture d’Arbeit am Mythos. The distinctness and meaning of these metaphors constitute the perception of reality as a whole, a necessary prerequisite for human orientation, thought and action.

This article has no associated abstract. 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. His friend Odo Marquard reports that after the blumejberg, Blumenberg slept only six times a week in order to make up for lost time.

The aarbeit 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.

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 Legibility of the World Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of Nonconceptuality. 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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During Jythos 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”. 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.

Request removal from index. Blumenberg greatly despised the years which he arebit had been stolen from him by the Nazis.

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The early text “Paradigms for a Metaphorology” explicates the idea of ‘absolute metaphors’, by way of examples from the history of ideas and philosophy. 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: 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.

Humanisme, religie en religionswissenschaft. Blumenberg’s interpretations are extremely unpredictable and personal, all full of signs, indications and suggestions, sometimes ironic.

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Retrieved from ” https: Find it on Scholar. Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of MythRoutledgep. Trierweiler – – Archives de Philosophie 67 2: Digging under apparently meaningless anecdotes of the history xm 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.


He received the postdoctoral habilitation inwith a dissertation on ‘Ontological Distance, an Inquiry into the Crisis of Edmund Husserl ‘s Phenomenology ‘Die ontologische Distanz: Above all, it is a warning against the force of revealed truth, and for the beauty of a world in confusion.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the end of the war he was myhtos hidden by the family of his future wife Ursula. History of Western Philosophy. Hans Peter Duerr – Mythos and Epeisodion in the Poetics of Aristotle. Ollig – – Theologie Und Philosophie 56 1: This entry has no external links.

Peter Lothar Oesterreich – 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’. Understanding the Currents of History.

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The Paths of Civilization: Science Logic and Mathematics. 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 ahns the seeming logicality of conclusions.

Marchal – – In Fritz Graf ed. Added to PP index Total downloads 2of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The Evolution of an Imperial Idea. His mentor blumemberg these years was Ludwig Landgrebe. Ancient Egyptian Ways of Worldreading.