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History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader

Hans Blumenberg

Abstract

This book collects the central writings by Hans Blumenberg and covers topics such as on the philosophy of language, metaphor theory, non-conceptuality, aesthetics, politics, and literary studies. The book demonstrates Blumenberg's intellectual breadth and gives an overview of his thematic and stylistic range over four decades. Blumenberg's early philosophy of technology becomes tangible, as does his critique of linguistic perfectibility and conceptual thought, his theory of history as successive concepts of reality, his anthropology, or his studies of literature. The book allows readers to dis ... More

Keywords: philosophy of language, metaphor theory, non-conceptuality, aesthetics, politics, literary studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501732829
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501732829.001.0001

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Hans Blumenberg, author

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