Hans Blumenberg (1920–1996) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of Münster and the author of books including Paradigms for a Metaphorology (also in Cornell’s Signale series), The Legitimacy of the Modern Age, The Genesis of the Copernican World, and Work on Myth.
Rigorism of Truth
"Moses the Egyptian" and Other Writings on Freud and Arendt
In "Moses the Egyptian"—the centerpiece of Rigorism of Truth, the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg addresses two defining figures in the intellectual history of the twentieth century: Sigmund Freud and Hannah Arendt. Unpublished during his lifetime, this essay analyzes Freud’s Moses and Monotheism (1939) and Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem...
Paradigms for a Metaphorology
What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking that should be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can they be used by philosophers to indicate the attitudes that regulate an...