Legitimacy of the Modern Age by Hans Blumenberg
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Legitimacy of the Modern Age
By Hans Blumenberg

The Legitimacy of the Modern Age

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Legitimacy of the Modern Age by Hans Blumenberg

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In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl Lowith's well-known thesis that the idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramatic intervention that will consummate the history of the world from outside. Instead, Blumenberg argues, the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internal logic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man's responsibility for his own fate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262521055
ISBN-10: 0262521059
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Pages: 712
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hans Blumenberg

Hans Blumenberg, the creator of metaphorology, was one of the most important German philosophers of the latter 20th century.

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