But Blumenberg’s book makes all the things that Heidegger made . His attempt to legitimate the modern age is an attempt to defend all the. ity and modernism, that the English translation of Hans Blumenberg’s The. Legitimacy of the Modern Age comes as an especially welcome event.3 For al-. Blumenberg. Hans. The legitimacy of the modern age. (Sruclies in contemporary German social thoughtl. Translation of. Die Legitimitlit der Nemeit. 2nd rev. ed.

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This left us no alternative but Baconian pragmatism: Thus the picture of its own origins and possibility in history that the epoch of rationality made for itself blumrnberg peculiarly irrational. I got this as an ex library book. History of Western Philosophy. Blumenbergsecularizationpolitical theologylegitimacy of the modern agetechnologized life world.

They have to gesture in the direction of a place where such consciousness exists or existed. PhilosophyHistory of philosophy.

Considerations on the Work of Hans Blumenberg. It has been a long time since anybody with pretensions to historical depth has agreed with Macaulay about Bacon.

Legitimacy of the Modern Age?: All our ways of talking, acting and hoping are infected by these concepts. Jon Garthoff – – Law and Philosophy 29 6: Heidegger, the great master of nostalgia, kept gesturing towards those pre-Socratics whose one-liners left most room for retranslation or, as he put it, the most open space for Being. Sign in with your library card.


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wge Whatever else these people disagree about, they unite in despising the hopes of contemporary liberals. Blumenberg wants to make a virtue of what the Romantics rightly diagnosed as a legitimacyy for those who think of empirical science as the paradigmatic human activity: Preludes to a Future Overstepping of Limits.

The Supposed Migration of the Attribute of Infinity 7 7. James Chappel – – Modern Intellectual History 8 3: The World as Gods SelfExhaustion.

Instead, Blumenberg argues,the idea of progress Sign in to use this feature. Here are the new concepts you need. Everything has been thought out anew. Let us find out how they can be made to work for us.

Nietzsche, at his worst, gestured towards some narcissistic and inarticulate hunks of Bronze Age beefcake. We need to deconstruct the metaphysics of presence, or to become aware of the repressive character of the most benevolent-looking of contemporary institutions, or to see the distortions induced by innocuous-seeming linguistic expressions.

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Religion in the Public Sphere. The legitimacy of our modern consciousness is simply that it is the best way we have so far found to give sense to our lives. Adele Santana – – Journal of Business Ethics 2: Sign in Create an account. He sees the medieval period as driven to insist on that omnipotence by the break which it had made with ancient thought.

But mostly the gesture is towards the past. The opposition between religiosity and secularism is the key to both a discourse-historical epochal threshold and the question of the self-understanding of Western modernity.

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