History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader

Cornell University Press
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History, Metaphors, and Fables 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. This landmark volume 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. History, Metaphors, Fables allows readers to discover a master thinker whose role in the German intellectual post-war scene can hardly be overestimated.
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Hans Blumenberg (1920–1996) was one of the most important German philosophers of the twentieth century. An intellectual historian as well, he created the concept of metaphorology, which states that the limits of conceptual thought can be overcome by studying the world-views hidden in metaphors.

Florian Fuchs is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Princeton University.

Hannes Bajohr is a Research Fellow at the Media Studies Department at the University of Basel.

Joe Paul Kroll is a freelance translator, editor, and writer.

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Publisher
Cornell University Press
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Published on
Jun 15, 2020
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Pages
624
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ISBN
9781501747991
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Philosophers
History / Europe / Germany
Philosophy / History & Surveys / General
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