The Legitimacy of the Modern Age
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Legitimacy of the Modern Age by Hans Blumenberg
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9780262521055
(229mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hans Blumenberg
Paradigms for a Metaphorology, Hardback (August 2010)
What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking that should be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can they be used by philosophers to indicate the attitudes that regulate an epoch?
Work on Myth, Paperback (January 1988)» View all books by Hans Blumenberg
In this rich examination of how we inherit and transform myths, Hans Blumenberg continues his study of the philosophical roots of the modern world.
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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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