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His friend Odo Marquard reports that after the war, Blumenberg slept only six times a week in order to make up for lost time. Prefiguration is a form of thought from the world of myth, but it is still or again virulent. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history.

View freely available titles: Whatever else happened, Frederick had to live on. If ancient Rome becomes the paradigm for a proposed military action and the army involved fails, the prophet or propagandist, as justification for mounting further battles, might then invoke the Punic wars as indeed Goebbels did. Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of MythRoutledgep. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Views Read Edit View history.

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The Legitimacy of the Modern Age. At the end of the war he was kept hidden by the family of his future wife Ursula. Understanding the Currents of History.

Book titles OR Journal titles. Blumenberg did, however, also warn his readers not to confound the critical deconstruction a, myth with the programmatical belief in the overcoming of any mythology. As Althusser noted, prophecies can have causal effects.

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. 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 blumenbeerg as elsewhere.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Prefiguration is about the constancy of conditions or, rather, the wish for constancy.

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Hans Blumenberg

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.

Der Mythos Vom Zivilisationsprozess. A prophecy can possess built-in protective qualities. 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”.


Ollig – – Theologie Und Philosophie 56 1: 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. Suhrkamp,pp. 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.

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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.

One salient example is from the Yom Kippur War, when Arabs chose the date to attack based on a key moment in Islamic history. Blumenberg greatly despised the years which he claimed had been stolen from him by the Nazis.

The Paths of Civilization: Blumenberg’s interpretations are extremely unpredictable and personal, all full of signs, indications and suggestions, sometimes ironic. Peter Lothar Oesterreich – 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.