Histories of Technicization: On the Relation of Conceptual History and Metaphorology in Hans Blumenberg

ExcerptA series of recent works have explored Hans Blumenberg's metaphorology in its relation to anthropology and the hermeneutics of the lifeworld.1 In what follows, I would like to foreground another aspect of his work by describing the metaphorology and the earlier works on the history of philosophy as works of discourse analysis. From such a perspective, linguistic forms appear less as the expression of anthropological and lifeworld circumstances than as the continuation and transformation of intra-discursive, historical-systematic decisions. I suggest that the functional-anthropological and the discourse-analytical readings of Blumenberg supplement one another insofar as they each give weight to different…
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