On the Edge of Non-Contingency: Anecdotes and the Lifeworld

ExcerptPrecisely a definition like Wittgenstein's, “The world is everything that is the case,” …is about the least interesting thing that can be said about the world … Hans Blumenberg1Thinking, for Hans Blumenberg, is everything but normal.As flippant as this may sound, the non-normality of thought is central to Blumenberg's work and in particular to the nexus of the lifeworld and his theory of nonconceptuality. Blumenberg's claim that, in his exact words, “not thinking is thoroughly normal”2 can be found in the posthumously published study given the agonistic title Theory of the Lifeworld (2010, Theorie…
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