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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 (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of philosophical anthropology by thinkers like Axel Honneth and Jürgen Habermas, who explore positive theories of human limits and needs as the basis of social critique. As Adorno consistently refused to define the human on philosophical and political grounds, this article asks whether his work offers...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... on the theme of “unburdening from the absolute”—the task of human beings to keep an overwhelming reality at bay. Marquard thus interprets him mainly as a proponent of the German current of “philosophical anthropology.” The text also sheds light on Blumenberg’s relationship to finitude, his life...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Nixon, Rob. 2011. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Peterson, Keith. 2010. “All That We Are: Philosophical Anthropology and Ecophiloso- phy.” Cosmos and History...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in language. For Blumenberg, our inability to simply take the world “as it is,” in short, the tendency toward involution, is the primary anthropological datum. The failure of the European philosophical tradition, from Plato all the way to Heidegger, to properly account for the human need for such self...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Lukas Kaelin The public sphere stands at the center of much of the philosophical, sociological, political science, and media theory discourse on the organization and legitimation of society. Although the latest German-speaking public sphere theories, in particular from Jürgen Habermas, Kurt Imhof...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... publication of Beschreibung des Menschen , 11 the development of a “phenomenological anthropology” has emerged as a major project of the late Blumenberg. In her contribution “Working on the Myth of the Anthropocene: Blumenberg and the Need for Philosophical Anthropology,” Vida Pavesich reconstructs...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 89–128.
Published: 01 August 2011
... intellectual developments of the ensuing decades, including philosophical existentialism, French epistemology, and antihumanist anthropology. I first offer a sketch of the network of exiled intel- lectuals around Alexandre Koyré, as this circle and his journal Recherches philosophiques were instrumental...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... to connect his more liberal theory of history with his more conservative philosophical anthropology , but also because Blumenberg did write about political theory, and not in a merely reactive mode, nor only in texts hidden among his papers. In 1968, two years after Legitimacy and eleven years before...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 41–66.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Cassirer’s volume explicitly in the lecture that he delivered on being awarded the Kuno Fischer Prize in 1974 (in the present issue). For the relevance of Cassirer’s work to Blumenberg, see Pavesich, “Hans Blumenberg’s Philosophical Anthropology.” 27. Fried, “How Modernism Works.” 28...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... philosophical- anthropological reversal of theological statements” was “a useful stake in the flesh of theology, useful for the purification of theology from any anthropo- logical intermixing, support, or even foundation” (GEP, 342).48 If dialectical theology was already so close to philosophical...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
... on “philosophical anthropology” address his developing views of biology as well: “Bemerkungen zur philosophischen Anthropologie,” ZfS 4 (1935): 1–25, and “Egoismus und Freheitsbewegung (Zur Anthropologie des bürgerlichen Zeit- alters ZfS 5 (1936): 161–234. Pierson, Leaving Marxism, 101–2. 136 Biological...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... ’s achievement of authenticity. Strauss followed a prevalent reading of Heidegger’s early philosophical anthropology, interpreting the Heideggerian call as a secularization of the Christian category of revelation, and this played into Strauss’s more general conceptualization of the impoverished turn...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... as anti-Marxist. Writing two decades ago, Albrecht Wellmer declared that Arendt’s critique of Marxist politics “has already become a locus classicus and requires no further justification.” 9 88. This brings up Arendt’s philosophical anthropology. See Curthoys, “Ernst Cassirer, Hannah Arendt...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 67–96.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of art, and art-theoretical concerns, run through Hans Blumenberg’s work from beginning to end. They are embedded in a complex network of philosophical, anthropological, and epistemological meditations, which lead back only indirectly to the objects to which they pertain. They are, moreover, filtered...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and universality, and introduce new sensibilities into political philosophical engagement with claims of world citizenship. Themes of limits, solitude, and darkness emerge as possible points of interest of a philosophy that acknowledges the centrality of politics in the life of the person whose right to world...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the centrality of rhetoric and metaphor: “An Anthropological Approach to the Con- temporary Significance of Rhetoric,” first published in Italian in 1971 (German in 1981), was trans- lated by Robert M. Wallace in 1987, and “Light as a Metaphor for Truth: At the Preliminary Stage of Philosophical Concept...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... with respect to all manner of modern mythologies and ideologies, a vigilance that can never assume itself to be immune to such myth and ideology or to such hatred. What is philosophically untenable in Girard stems from his anthropol- ogy, as it goes well beyond postulating an anthropological...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
...-stylization and embodied his striving at the descriptive representation of unsayability. Blumenberg’s theoretical figure of the distanced yet critically engaged spectator is distinguished both from Martin Heidegger’s notion of thinking as action and from Edmund Husserl’s positioning of the philosophical...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... appears as either evil or benevolent. This Janus-faced philosophical anthropology can be found in the contest between Machiavelli and Thomas More, thinkers whose apparent opposition is resolved at a deeper level in a shared condemnation of pleasure. Egoism is wholly condemned, and the capacity...