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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Paul Fleming This article explores the fate of Hans Blumenberg's work to date in the English-speaking world and asks whether this “missed encounter” is simply contingent—that is, might have been otherwise—or if there is something about his thought, method, and materials that makes his transfer from...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Martin Jay In the various texts posthumously published in translation in 2017 as The Rigorism of Truth , Hans Blumenberg audaciously compared Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism and Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem as efforts to debunk founding myths of Jewish identity. He accused both...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 67–96.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Johannes Endres Hans Blumenberg’s, frequently oblique, reflections on art rank among the most erudite in twentieth-century theories of art. The following investigations focus especially on his views on the visual arts as they unfold from his critical reception of Leonardo da Vinci’s art and science...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Odo Marquard; Hannes Bajohr First delivered as a short laudatory speech on the occasion of Hans Blumenberg receiving the Sigmund Freud Prize for Academic Prose in 1980, this essay by the German philosopher Odo Marquard served as a eulogy at a memorial event for Blumenberg after his death in 1996...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of the Novel” ; Blumenberg, “Concept of Reality and the Theory of the State.” 13. Blumenberg, “Pensiveness.” 14. Brague, “La galaxie Blumenberg.” References Attanucci Timothy , and Breuer Ulrich , eds. Leistungsbeschreibung: Literarische Strategien bei Hans Blumenberg...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 11–39.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Leif Weatherby Hans Blumenberg’s only known treatment of the topic of artificial intelligence comes in the form of a fragmentary meditation on the first chatbot, Joseph Weizenbaum’s ELIZA. Blumenberg compares this program to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, arguing that both AI and phenomenology...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
...? The debate between Carl Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg concerning the conceptual status of secularization as an explanatory category for the emergence of modernity provides us with a paradigmatic case that sheds light on those questions. With the recent publication of the correspondence between Schmitt...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Hannes Bergthaller Scholars in the environmental humanities frequently argue that a clear understanding of humanity's ecological embeddedness is sufficient to dismantle the anthropocentric biases of traditional humanism. Following Hans Blumenberg's interpretation of the Copernican turn...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Daniela K. Helbig Hans Blumenberg is known as much for his theoretical focus on unsayability as he is for his ostentatious reclusiveness. This article argues that Blumenberg’s figure of the spectator connects these two elements. Blumenberg’s social and theoretical retreat to a spectatorial position...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Hannes Bajohr While many interpreters of Hans Blumenberg have searched The Legitimacy of the Modern Age or Work on Myth for hints of a political theory, there is still no in-depth discussion of the only essay published during his lifetime that deals directly with political theory, “The Concept...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 215–224.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Hans Blumenberg; Joe Paul Kroll On the occasion of receiving a prize first awarded to Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945), Hans Blumenberg assesses Cassirer’s legacy and influence. Blumenberg underlines Cassirer’s contribution to epistemology in the neo-Kantian tradition as well as his pioneering work...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 41–66.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Colin Lang In the vast archive of literature from, and on, Hans Blumenberg, there are few mentions of theories of modern or contemporary art. Two exceptions exist, which both took place in 1966. One deals with the topic more obliquely: a lecture on Paul Valéry given at the Akademie der Künste...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Florian Fuchs This article develops Hans Blumenberg’s intensifying interest in fables during the 1970s and 1980s and argues that it marked his decisive turn away from academic philosophy toward a rethinking of storytelling as a philosophical practice. Blumenberg’s simultaneous writings on anecdotes...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
... disruptions to systems that support life on this planet. This article develops an interpretive framework drawn from Hans Blumenberg’s theories of myth and metaphor, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of history to address how Immanuel Kant’s fourth question, “What is the human being?,” has reemerged...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that it will illuminate the contemporary discussion. This article contends that such an endeavor would first require a critical reinvestigation of this debate to correct two widespread misinterpretations: that Hans Blumenberg “decisively refuted” Karl Löwith and that their positions are more similar than their polemic...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2008
...K. Daniel Cho Hans Blumenberg, in his Legitimacy of the Modern Age, argues that curiosity played the central role in the emergence of the modern age. In his account, Blumenberg cites Sigmund Freud as a contributor to curiosity's rise to prominence. This essay takes issue with Blumenberg's reception...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of an aesthetics of “failure” that observes das Bilderverbot , veils a messianic vision of justice. Benjamin's gnostic picture of modernity as a bureaucratic prison house reflects Josef K.'s victimized view of his situation in The Trial . Hans Blumenberg's therapeutic account of myth suggests a view of Kafka's...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... for determining the linguistic conditions of political theology. He demonstrates the curse's ineluctable role in the theopolitical programs of Carl Schmitt, Martin Buber, and Erik Peterson and argues that the complications of secularization—famously debated between Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg—are best understood...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Bock Michael Homann Harald Tenbruck Friedrich H. , 247 – 311 . Frankfurt am Main : Campus . Bickenbach Matthias . 1999 . Von den Möglichkeiten einer “inneren” Geschichte des Lesens . Tübingen : Niemeyer . Blumenberg Hans . 2015 . The Laughter of the Thracian Woman...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... history.11 Anidjar’s reference thus highlights that current debates are not unprecedented—on the contrary, they do relate, more or less openly, to postwar discourses, when the question of secularization was debated among such authors as Löwith, Eric Voegelin, Carl Schmitt, Hans Blumenberg...