Hans Blumenberg


Born
in Lübeck, Germany
July 13, 1920

Died
March 28, 1996

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Hans Blumenberg was a German philosopher and intellectual historian.

He studied philosophy, German studies and the classics (1939–47, interrupted by World War II) and is considered to be one of the most important German philosophers of the century.

Blumenberg created what has come to be called 'metaphorology', which states that what lies under metaphors and language modisms, is the nearest to the truth (and the farthest from ideologies).

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The Legitimacy of the Moder...

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Shipwreck with Spectator: P...

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Work on Myth

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Paradigmen zu einer Metapho...

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Wirklichkeiten in denen wir...

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Die Sorge geht über den Fluß

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Theorie Der Unbegrifflichkeit

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La Legibilidad Del Mundo/ T...

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Lebenszeit und Weltzeit

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“Tapınakların ihtişamı ve Tanrı tasvirlerinin sanatı, 'humus' tabakasından yukarıya besleyici bir gıda taşıyabilecek olan 'kökler' fikrine izin vermez. Bu gıda tam da binalar üzerine bina, tasvirler üzerine tasvir ederek çekildiği düşünülen sınırların dışında bırakılandır.”
Hans Blumenberg

“Light is only seen in what it lets become visible. The "naturalness" of light consists precisely in this, that it only "dawns' in its own sense, with the visibility of things, and thus is itself not of the same nature as that which it evokes.”
Hans Blumenberg

“Aristotle
formulated the same
point
in
more sober
terms
when
he
said
that, that
which sees
becomes colored
itself, so
to
speak, :and
that the
reality
of
the
perceived
and
the
reality
of
the
perceiving
are
identical.”
Hans Blumenberg