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Blumenberg, Hans

Works: 371 works in 1,798 publications in 8 languages and 22,076 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
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The legitimacy of the modern age by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

109 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unter der übergreifenden Fragestellung nach der" Legitimität"analysieren die einzelnen Teile dieses Buches in sich geschlossene Themenkomplexe zur Konstitution der Neuzeit anhand einer Kritik des Grundbegriffs der" Säkularisierung", mit dem sich das Selbstverständnis der Moderne sowohl freisetzen als auch seiner rückwärtigen Bindungen versichern wollte: es wird nach den Bedingungen für die Herauslösung einer Epoche aus ihren Vorgegebenheiten gefragt. Es ist, für das Verhältnis von Mittelalter und Neuzeit, der Prozeß der humanen Selbstbehauptung gegen einen theologischen Absolutismus (Säkularisierung und Selbstbehauptung). In diesen Vorgang gibt einen detaillierten Einblick die Darstellung des Wertungswandels der theoretisch-wissenschaftlichen Neugierde. Der Rahmen ist dabei weit gespannt, von der Antike bis zur Psychoanalyse, von Sokrates bis zu Feuerbach und Freud (Der Prozeß der theoretischen Neugierde). Der letzte Teil verschärft noch einmal den Zugriff auf die Logik des Epochenwandels durch die Wahl des Doppelaspekts der Systeme von Welt- und Menschenansicht des Nikolaus von Cues und des Giordano Bruno: die Sorge um das Vergehende und der Triumph über das Anbrechende entfalten ihre elementare Differenz auf dem Boden der noch gemeinsamen metaphysischen Großfragen (Aspekte der Epochenschwelle). Das Ganze des Werks sucht die sich formierende Neuzeit aus den Antrieben zu erfassen, die aus dem Zusammenbruch des Mittelalters herkamen und zu einem seinen Erwartungen strikt entgegengesetzten Konzept führten. Das obligate Thema des Gesamtwerks ist das Verhältnis von Vernunft und Geschichte
Work on myth by Hans Blumenberg( )

97 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwreck with spectator : paradigm of a metaphor for existence by Hans Blumenberg( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegant essay exemplifies Blumenberg's ideas about the ability of the historical study of metaphor to illuminate essential aspects of being human. Originally published in the same year as his monumental Work on Myth, Shipwreck with Spectator traces the evolution of the complex of metaphors related to the sea, to shipwreck, and to the role of the spectator in human culture from ancient Greece to modern times. The sea is one of humanity's oldest metaphors for life, and a sea journey, Blumenberg observes, has often stood for our journey through life. We all know the role that shipwrecks can play in this journey, and at some level we have all played witness to others' wrecks, standing in safety and knowing that there is nothing we can do to help, yet fixed comfortably or uncomfortably in our ambiguous role as spectator
Paradigms for a metaphorology by Hans Blumenberg( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paradigms for a Metaphorology may be read as a kind of beginner's guide to Blumenberg, a programmatic introduction to his vast and multifaceted oeuvre. Its brevity makes it an ideal point of entry for readers daunted by the sheer bulk of Blumenberg's later writings, or distracted by their profusion of historical detail. Paradigms expresses many of Blumenberg's key ideas with a directness, concision, and clarity he would rarely match elsewhere. What is more, because it served as a beginner's guide for its author as well, allowing him to undertake an initial survey of problems that would preoccupy him for the remainder of his life, it has the additional advantage that it can offer us a glimpse into what might be called the ¿genesis of the Blumenbergian world.’"-from the Afterword by Robert SavageWhat role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking and clear expression, rhetorical flourishes that may well help to make philosophy more accessible to a lay audience, but that ought ideally to be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can the images used by philosophers tell us more about the hopes and cares, attitudes and indifferences that regulate an epoch than their carefully elaborated systems of thought?In Paradigms for a Metaphorology, originally published in 1960 and here made available for the first time in English translation, Hans Blumenberg (1920-1996) approaches these questions by examining the relationship between metaphors and concepts. Blumenberg argues for the existence of "absolute metaphors" that cannot be translated back into conceptual language. These metaphors answer the supposedly naïve, theoretically unanswerable questions whose relevance lies quite simply in the fact that they cannot be brushed aside, since we do not pose them ourselves but find them already posed in the ground of our existence. They leap into a void that concepts are unable to fill.An afterword by the translator, Robert Savage, positions the book in the intellectual context of its time and explains its continuing importance for work in the history of ideas
The genesis of the Copernican world by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

63 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major work by the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg is a monumental rethinking of the significance of the Copernican revolution for our understanding of modernity. It provides an important corrective to the view of science as an autonomous enterprise and presents a new account of the history of interpretations of the significance of the heavens for man
Die Lesbarkeit der Welt by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

92 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oggetto del volume, che si presenta come un'elegante scorribanda all'interno di qualche millennio della cultura occidentale, è la storia di una famiglia di metafore connesse all'idea del mondo naturale come cosa da leggere, che Blumenberg traccia per episodi salienti a partire dal biblico "libro della natura" scritto da Dio per arrivare all'interpretazione dei sogni freudiana e al DNA come codice da decifrare. Raccontata letteralmente per immagini, per emblemi, quella che si disegna in questo libro è la storia della conoscenza e del rapporto fra l'uomo e il mondo
Care crosses the river by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of short meditations on various topics, Hans Blumenberg eschews academic ponderousness and writes in a genre evocative of Montaigne's Essais, Walter Benjamin's Denkbilder, or Adorno's Minima Moralia. Drawing upon an intellectual tradition that ranges from Aesop to Wittgenstein and from medieval theology to astrophysics, he works as a detective of ideas scouring the periphery of intellectual and philosophical history for clues--metaphors, gestures, anecdotes--essential to grasping human finitude. Images of shipwrecks, attempts at ordering the world, and questions of foundations are traced through the work of Goethe, Schopenhauer, Simmel, Husserl, Thomas Mann, and others. The book's reflections culminate in a rereading of the fable "Care Crosses the River" that lies at the center of Heidegger's analysis of Dasein in which the fable's elided Gnostic center is recovered: Care creates the human in its own image, as a reflection of its narcissism. - At stake throughout are two inextricable elements of Blumenberg's thought: a theory of nonconceptuality as essential to philosophizing and an exploration of culture understood as humanity's unceasing attempts to relieve itself of the weight of the absolutism of reality
Lebenszeit und Weltzeit by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigorism of truth : "Moses the Egyptian" and other writings on Freud and Arendt by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'Moses the Egyptian'--the centerpiece of this book--the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg addresses two defining figures in the intellectual history of the twentieth century: Sigmund Freud and Hannah Arendt"--Provided by publisher
Höhlenausgänge by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todo cuanto la imaginación de las cavernas haya podido lograr alguna vez está aquí reunido para una historia de salida y ascenso a la realidad plena, una realidad aliada con aquello que, justamente en este punto, Platón parece haber olvidado en su monumental caverna: el recuerdo -- Provided by the publisher
Beschreibung des Menschen by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Blumenbergs Anthropologie ist eine philosophische Entdeckung ersten Ranges. Sie setzt ein mit einer einfachen, aber überaus folgenreichen These: Weil der Mensch als einziger unter den Primaten dauerhaft aufrecht steht und geht, kann er zwei Dinge besonders gut: sehen - und gesehen werden. Die Optimierung der visuellen Wahrnehmung geht einher mit dem Risiko erhöhter Visibilität. So exponiert zu sein, formt sein Weltverhältnis und macht ihn zum Virtuosen der Selbstinszenierung, aber auch der Selbstverstellung und Selbstverhüllung. Sichtbarkeit bedeutet deshalb auch: Der Mensch ist undurchsichtig - für andere wie für sich selbst. Blumenbergs überaus materialreiche Anthropologie hat ihren theoretischen roten Faden in dieser dezidiert phänomenologischen Ausrichtung
Der Prozess der theoretischen Neugierde by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in German and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Säkularisierung und Selbstbehauptung by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lachen der Thrakerin : eine Urgeschichte der Theorie by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthäuspassion by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begriffe in Geschichten by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Vollzähligkeit der Sterne by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wirklichkeiten in denen wir leben : Aufsätze und eine Rede by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebenswelt und Technisierung unter Aspekten der Phänomenologie. "Nachahmung der Natur"(Zur Vorgeschichte der Idee des schöpferischen Menschen.) Anthropologische Annäherung der Rhetorik. Sprachsituation und immanente Poetik. Paradigma, grammatisch. Ernst Cassirers gedenkend bei Entgegennahme des Kuno-Fischer-Preises der Universität Heidelberg
Paradigmen zu einer Metaphorologie by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Verführbarkeit des Philosophen by Hans Blumenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in German and Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Shipwreck with spectator : paradigm of a metaphor for existence
Work on mythShipwreck with spectator : paradigm of a metaphor for existenceParadigms for a metaphorologyThe genesis of the Copernican worldDie Lesbarkeit der WeltCare crosses the riverAuf Distanz zur Natur : philosophische und theologische Perspektiven in Hans Blumenbergs Anthropologie
Alternative Names
Bljumenberg, Hans 1920-1996

Blumenberg, Chans.

Blumenberg, Chans 1920-1996

Blumenberg, H.

Blumenberg Hans

Blûmenberg, Hans 1920-1996

Blūmenbergs, Hanss, 1920-1996

Bulumenboge, Hansi 1920-1996

Burūmenberuku, Hansu 1920-1996

Han si Bu lu men bo ge 1920-1996

Hans Blumemberg

Hans Blumenberg Duits filosoof

Hans Blumenberg filòsof alemany

Hans Blumenberg filósofo alemán

Hans Blumenberg filosofo tedesco

Hans Blumenberg German philosopher

Hans Blumenberg německý filozof

Hans Blumenberg philosophe allemand

Hans Blumenberg Saksamaa filosoof

Hansi-Bulumenboge 1920-1996

Ioannes Blumenberg

Mplumenmpernk, Chans 1920-1996

Ганс Блюменберг

Ханс Блуменберг

Ханс Блюменберг немецкий философ и историк идей, постструктуралист

בלומנברג, הנס

בלומנברג, הנס 1920-1996

בלומנברג, הנס פילוסוף גרמני

هانس بلومنبرگ فیلسوف آلمانی

블루멘베르크, 한스 1920-1996


ハンス・ブルーメンベルク 1920-1996


ブルーメンベルク, H

ブルーメンベルク, ハンス

ブルーメンベルク, ハンス 1920-1996