Hans Blumenberg

Philosopher, Author

1920 – 1996

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Who was Hans Blumenberg?

Hans Blumenberg was a German philosopher.

He studied philosophy, Germanistics and classics and is considered to be one of the most important German philosophers of recent decades. He died on March 28, 1996 in Altenberge, Germany.

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. His last works, especially "Care Crosses the River", are attempts to apprehend human reality through its metaphors and involuntary expressions. Digging under apparently meaningless anecdotes of the history of occidental thought and literature, Blumenberg drew a map of the expressions, examples, gestures, that flourished in the discussions of what are thought to be more important matters. Blumenberg's interpretations are extremely unpredictable and personal, all full of signs, indications and suggestions, sometimes ironic. Above all, it is a warning against the force of revealed truth, and for the beauty of a world in confusion.

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Born
Jul 13, 1920
L├╝beck
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Mar 28, 1996
Altenberge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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