Myth in History, Philosophy of History as Myth: On the Ambivalence of Hans Blumenberg’s Interpretation of Ernst Cassirer’s Theory of y Andrew. MYTH AND MODERNITY. Hans Blumenberg’s Reconstruction of Modern Theory. WORK ON MYTH by Hans Blumenberg, translated by Robert M. Wallace. first of The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (), and now of Work on Myth, One “works” on it much as Blumenberg himself “works” on myth, with the.

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Hans Blumenberg – Wikipedia

Are dork myths always nefarious and related to propaganda and misinformation, or might they have a legitimate use under some circumstances? Review Once again Hans Blumenberg offers us a brilliant historical study.

No categories specified categorize this paper. In this sense, myth is already an attempt to render the world comprehensible, to identify divine or demonic powers, and to manage them, for example, by means of sacrifice or supplication. Towards a Philosophy of Political Myth.

Hans Blumenberg and the Theory of Political Myth

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Pini Ifergan – – Continental Philosophy Review 48 3: Blumenberg’s work was of a predominantly historical nature, characterized by his blymenberg philosophical and theological learning, and by the precision and pointedness of his writing style.


History of Western Philosophy. Views Read Edit View history. Hans Blumenberg’s Reformulations of the Absolute. His work has resonated internationally across academic disciplines ranging from literary theory, philosophy, religious studies and anthropology, to the history and philosophy of science. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Austin Harrington oh – Thesis Eleven 94 1: 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’.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Above all, it is a warning against the force of revealed truth, and for the beauty of a world in confusion. However, until the very end of his life, Blumenberg remained unwilling to explore any personal motives for his interest in mythology.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Jeffrey Andrew Barash – – History and Theory 50 3: Hans Blumenberg, the creator of metaphorology, was one of the most important German philosophers of the latter 20th century. Catholic theology was the only subject choice subsequently open to him, as it was offered by the church and not by the state. The workshop will focus on the importance of the work of Hans Blumenberg in relation to these questions and blunenberg offer close readings and interpretations of two recently published texts from the Blumenberg Nachlass: Considerations on the Work of Hans Blumenberg.

I am fully convinced that this book will become an important tool in research blumenerg teaching, not only on the twentieth-century German philosopher Hans Blumenberg but in the wider areas of myth and anthropology. In this rich examination of how we inherit and transform myths, Hans Blumenberg continues his study of the philosophical roots of the modern world.


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”.

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 glumenberg Antiquity and the Middle Ages by a rehabilitation of human curiosity in reaction to theological absolutism.

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. Set up a giveaway. Buy the selected items together This item: 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.

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.