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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 Spectators, and the metaphors of books and reading. The Legibility of the World, In Blumenberg's many inquiries into the history of philosophy the threshold of the late Middle Blumenberg mythos and the early Renaissance provides a focal point Legitimacy of the Modern Age and The Genesis of the Copernican World.

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 blumenberg mythos — 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.

This context is of decisive importance for Blumenberg's idea of absolute metaphors.


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 blumenberg mythos, in the sciences as elsewhere. 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 influencing the seeming logicality of conclusions.

The idea 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 blumenberg mythos Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer.

The critical history of concepts may thus serve the blumenberg mythos of metaphorical power.

Hans Blumenberg - Wikipedia

Blumenberg did, however, also warn his readers not to confound the critical deconstruction of myth with blumenberg mythos programmatical belief in the overcoming of any mythology. Reflecting his studies of Husserl, Blumenberg's work concludes that in the last resort our blumenberg mythos scientific enlightenment finds its own subjective and anthropological limit in the fact that we are constantly falling back upon the imagery of our contemplations.

Hans Blumenberg blumenberg mythos the author of: An investigation into the crisis of Husserl's phenomenology habilitation thesisunpublished. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, A Protohistory of Blumenberg mythos. New York, Bloomsbury Academic, Stanford, Stanford University Press, On Time Indifference", Philosophy and Literature 22 1: As Blumenberg puts it, prefiguration exists in a system designed for justification and, if exercised properly, can function in a Janus-faced manner, meaning that it is a form of thought that can insulate itself against failure.

A prophecy can possess built-in protective qualities. If ancient Rome becomes the paradigm for a proposed military action and the blumenberg mythos involved fails, the prophet or propagandist, as justification for mounting further battles, might then invoke the Punic wars as indeed Goebbels did.

As Blumenberg phrases the point: A last glimmer of hope arrived when Franklin Roosevelt died: When, as circumstances worsened, Hitler was destroying everything in sight, he preserved the Frederick portrait by making sure it was in the hands of Hans Baur, whom he expected blumenberg mythos leave the bunker alive.

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