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The Resource Paradigms for a metaphorology, Hans Blumenberg ; translated from the German with an afterword by Robert Savage

Paradigms for a metaphorology, Hans Blumenberg ; translated from the German with an afterword by Robert Savage

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Paradigms for a metaphorology
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Paradigms for a metaphorology
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Hans Blumenberg ; translated from the German with an afterword by Robert Savage
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  • eng
Summary
What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking and clear expression, rhetorical flourishes that may well help to make philosophy more accessible to a lay audience, but that ought ideally to be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can the images used by philosophers tell us more about the hopes and cares, attitudes and indifferences that regulate an epoch than their carefully elaborated systems of thought? In Paradigms for a Metaphorology, originally published in 1960 and here made available for the first time in English translation, Hans Blumenberg (1920<U+0127> �1996) approaches these questions by examining the relationship between metaphors and concepts. Blumenberg argues for the existence of "absolute metaphors" that cannot be translated back into conceptual language. These metaphors answer the supposedly naïve, theoretically unanswerable questions whose relevance lies quite simply in the fact that they cannot be brushed aside, since we do not pose them ourselves but find them already posed in the ground of our existence. They leap into a void that concepts are unable to fill.--
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Blumenberg, Hans
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808
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non fiction
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Savage, Robert
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Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
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Metaphor
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Paradigms for a metaphorology, Hans Blumenberg ; translated from the German with an afterword by Robert Savage
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Metaphorics of the "mighty" truth -- Metaphorics of truth and pragmatics of knowledge -- A terminological and metaphorological cross section of the idea of truth -- Metaphorics of the "naked" truth -- Terra incognita and "incomplete universe" as metaphors of the modern relationship to the world -- Organic and mechanical background metaphorics -- Myth and metaphorics -- Terminologization of a metaphor : from "verisimilitude" to "probability" -- Metaphorized cosmology -- Geometric symbolism and metaphorics
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FIEb17609641
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24 cm.
Extent
152 pages
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9780801449253
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)475444626
Label
Paradigms for a metaphorology, Hans Blumenberg ; translated from the German with an afterword by Robert Savage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Metaphorics of the "mighty" truth -- Metaphorics of truth and pragmatics of knowledge -- A terminological and metaphorological cross section of the idea of truth -- Metaphorics of the "naked" truth -- Terra incognita and "incomplete universe" as metaphors of the modern relationship to the world -- Organic and mechanical background metaphorics -- Myth and metaphorics -- Terminologization of a metaphor : from "verisimilitude" to "probability" -- Metaphorized cosmology -- Geometric symbolism and metaphorics
Control code
FIEb17609641
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9780801449253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)475444626

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