Working Over Philosophy: Hans Blumenberg's Reformulations of the Absolute

Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2012 (158):100-118 (2012)

ExcerptI. Blumenberg's Theses According to the introduction to a recent German volume of essays: “The reception of the Metaphorology, perhaps Blumenberg's most systematic theoretical work, has only just begun.”1 The Metaphorology appeared in English in 2010, translated by Robert Savage, and what goes for the German metaphorology-reception applies to a lesser degree to the rest of Blumenberg's work.2 His three big texts—The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (1985), The Genesis of the Copernican World (1987), and Work on Myth (1988)—were published in rapid succession by MIT Press, but they seem to have been quickly eclipsed by the…
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