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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.

Author: Hans Blumenberg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080147695X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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What 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. "Absolute 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.
2011-04-27 By Hans Blumenberg

Author: Alberto Fragio


ISBN: 8854880906

Category: Philosophers

Page: 192

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2015 By Alberto Fragio

Blumenberg, 1–3; Paradigms for a Metaphorology (New York: Cornell University Press, 2010), 1–2. Paradigmen Zu Einer Metaphorologie, 1–3; Paradigms for a Metaphorology, 1–2. original German text of the quote is 'alles kann definiert ...

Author: Xander Kirke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030025328

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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This book investigates the writings of German intellectual historian and philosopher Hans Blumenberg. While Blumenberg was not an explicitly political thinker and remains relatively under-explored in Anglophone academia, this project demonstrates that his work makes a valuable contribution to political science. The author considers the intellectual contributions Blumenberg makes to a variety of themes focusing primarily on myth. Rather than seeing myths in a pejorative sense, as primitive modes of thought that have been overcome, Blumenberg reveals that myths are crucial to dealing with the existential anxieties we face. When we trace his thought as it developed throughout his life, we find a rich source of philosophical insights that could enhance our understandings of politics today.
2018-11-02 By Xander Kirke

not possess, and could not have possessed, a metaphorology of their own.119 Absolute metaphors bespeak questions that ... English translations were published of Blumenberg's 119 Blumenberg, Paradigms for a Metaphorology, 14.

Author: Hans Blumenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623568535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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An important work by 20-century philosopher Hans Blumenberg, here translated into English for the first time, The Laughter of the Thracian Woman describes the reception history of an anecdote best known from Plato's Theaetetus dialogue: while focused on observing the stars, the early astronomer and proto-philosopher Thales of Miletus fails to see a well directly in his path and tumbles down. A Thracian servant girl laughs, amused that he sought to understand what was above him when he was not mindful of what was right in front of him. Blumenberg sees the story as a highly sought substitute for our missing knowledge of the earliest historical events that would fit the label “theory.” By retelling the anecdote, philosophers reveal their distinctive values regarding absorption in curiosity, philosophy's past, and the demand that theorists abide by sanctioned methods and procedures. In this work and others, Blumenberg demonstrates that philosophers' most beloved images and anecdotes have become indispensable to philosophy as metaphors; that is, as representations whose meanings remain indefinite and invite frequent reinterpretation.
2015-04-23 By Hans Blumenberg

Blumenberg, Paradigms for a Metaphorology, 3. 25. Ibid., 3. 26. Blumenberg, “Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality,” 82. 27. Blumenberg, Paradigms for a Metaphorology, 3. 28. Ibid., 5. 29. Blumenberg, “Prospect for a Theory of ...

Author: Jason Hannan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498530835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Has truth become a casualty of America’s increasingly caustic and volatile political culture? Truth in the Public Sphere seeks to understand the significance of truth for the everyday world of human communication. To this end, this book explores the place of truth in several facets of the public sphere: language, ethics, journalism, politics, media, and art. Featuring an international group of contributors from across the humanities and social sciences, this collection is a definitive supplement to theoretical debates about the meaning and status of truth.
2016-10-20 By Jason Hannan

Blumenberg is not getting ready, however, to find a metaphorology as a classificatory science of absolute metaphors. He wants to lay the foundations for a metaphorological paradigm, a discipline with the preparatory task of demarcating ...

Author: Sara Taglialatela

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847013969

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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This study is concerned with Giordano Bruno's ars memoriae and the relation between his works on mnemonics and philosophy in the first phase of his reflection (1582–1585). The hermeneutic hypothesis that will be explored is that it is Giordano Bruno's De umbris idearum that first reveals his new elaboration of the notion of order, which will then be further unfolded in the philosophical works published in London, especially in the notions of nature, language, and praxis developed therein. The research statement is explored into more detail on a methodological level, through a discussion of Hans Blumenberg's interpretation of Giordano Bruno, and on an analytical level, through a metaphorological interpretation of the inward writing and the shadow metaphors in the De umbris idearum.
2022-06-13 By Sara Taglialatela

This edition of Shipwreck with Spectator also includes "Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality," an essay that recounts the evolution of Blumenberg's ideas about metaphorology in the years following his early manifesto "Paradigms for a ...

Author: Hans Blumenberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026202411X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 124

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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. Through Blumenberg's seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of letters, from ancient texts through nineteenth-century reminiscences and modern speeches, we see layer upon layer revealed in the meaning humans have given to these metaphors; and in this way we begin to understand what metaphors can do that more straightforward modes of expression cannot. This edition of Shipwreck with Spectator also includes "Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality," an essay that recounts the evolution of Blumenberg's ideas about metaphorology in the years following his early manifesto "Paradigms for a Metaphorology."
1997 By Hans Blumenberg

At the end of the 50s the project of Paradigms for a Metaphorology comes for the first time out of the reserve; it displays the claws of a lion who has decided to be domesticated. Compared to the relevant competitors like Gadamer's ...

Author: Anselm Haverkamp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110486216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Productive Digression is a translation of the ancient term poetics: as a practice of theory. The products produced in the mode of poiesis are ‘digressive’ in that they operate off track; they resist the main stream of every day prose. They do so for various reasons and in various respects. Mostly, they are explained historically, relative to historical contexts and, that is, contrary to what they are meant to resist. Instead, this book investigates the modes of resistance, their epistemology of production, in short, the logic of digression. The method addresses the singular exemplarity of art and literature; it elucidates the impact of poiesis as an epistemological challenge and redefines the analysis of literature and art as branches of an Historical Epistemology. Proceeding from the state of affairs in 20th century criticism and aesthetics (Benjamin, Adorno, Blumenberg, Merleau-Ponty), the epistemology of representation (Whitehead, Canguilhem, Bachelard, Rheinberger) is revised in, and with respect to critical consequences (Derrida, Marin, de Man, Agamben). From literary criticism and critical legal studies to the scenario of the life sciences, the essays collected here redirect the logic of research towards the epistemological grounds of an aesthetics underneath the hermeneutics of every day life.
2017-05-08 By Anselm Haverkamp

Engl. transl. by Robert Savage, Paradigms for a Metaphorology, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. A summary of Blumenberg's early works in Kurt Flasch, Hans Blumenberg. Philosoph in Deutschland: Die Jahre 1945 bis 1966 [2017], ...

Author: Alberto Fragio

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030945862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 139

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This volume uses historical epistemology in order to address several topics in the history of economic thought, with special emphasis on ecological economics, environmental metaphors of scarcity, and mathematical ecology. Using the field of ecological economics as an anchor point, the author reflects on the styles of reasoning in economics with a view towards understanding the nature of disagreement that stems from a failure of communication between rival approaches in economics. A thorough inquiry into issues related to identity, coherence, pluralism, and reception, this volume will appeal to researchers and students interested in history of economic thought, ecological economics, and philosophy of the sciences.
2022-03-05 By Alberto Fragio

“Review of Hans Blumenberg Paradigms for a Metaphorology AND Care Crosses the River. [Hans Blumenberg, Paradigms for a Metaphorology, Robert Savage (trans.), Cornell University Press, 2010, 152pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780801449253, ...

Author: Alexander I. Stingl

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498501934

Category: Social Science

Page: 474

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This book makes trouble: it explores the reality that digital culture is largely an extension of an older coloniality of power of the global north. It suggests a line of inquiry for the social sciences to reflect on their own imperial role and develop a contemporary critical and pragmatic scope, shifting their gaze from problems to opportunities.
2015-12-16 By Alexander I. Stingl