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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History of Western Philosophy. 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.

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 arbeir logicity of the ‘actual’.

Ancient Egyptian Ways of Worldreading. His mentor during these years was Ludwig Landgrebe. 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.

Inspired by amongst others Ernst Cassirer ‘s functional perspective on the history of ideas and philosophy, and the arbeir view of a rearrangement within the spiritual relationships specific mytgos 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 Legitimacy of the Modern Age. Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of Nonconceptuality. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The critical history of concepts may thus serve the depotentiation of metaphorical power.

Peter Lothar Oesterreich – In his later works Nans 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: The early text “Paradigms for a Metaphorology” explicates the idea of ‘absolute metaphors’, by way of examples from the history of ideas atbeit philosophy.

His friend Odo Marquard reports that after the war, Blumenberg slept only six times a week in order to make up for lost time.

Hans Blumenberg, Arbeit am Mythos – PhilPapers

This context is of decisive importance for Blumenberg’s idea of absolute metaphors. Sign blumenberh to use this feature. 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.

The Paths of Civilization: Blumenberg created what has come to be called ‘metaphorology’, which states that what lies under metaphors and language modisms, myths the nearest to the truth and the farthest from ideologies.

Robert Savage – – Thesis Eleven 94 1: Retrieved from ” https: Mythos and Epeisodion in the Poetics of Aristotle. Hans Peter Duerr – Der Mythos Vom Zivilisationsprozess.


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. Views Read Edit View history. Brett Bowden – – University of Chicago Press.

Hans Blumenberg

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the arbeir of the war he was kept hidden by the family of his future wife Ursula.

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. Alphons van Dijk – – Bijdragen 46 4: The Empire of Civilization: Trierweiler – – Archives de Philosophie 67 2: Understanding the Mytjos of History.

Blumenberg greatly despised the years which mythhos claimed had been stolen from him by the Nazis.

Arbeit am Mythos

Une lecture d’Arbeit am Mythos. The Evolution of an Imperial Idea. The distinctness and meaning of these metaphors constitute the perception of reality as a whole, a necessary prerequisite for human orientation, thought and action.