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Hans Blumenberg

The Corruptibility of the Philosopher

In cooperation with Manfred Sommer edited by the Hans-Blumenberg-Archiv
Hans Blumenberg
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Hans Blumenberg (1920-1996) was professor for Philosophy at the University of Münster.

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The Corruptibility of the Philosopher is an account of the unlucky, grotesque or simply unpleasant cases in which the life and the works of philosophers cannot be aligned. An active participation in current events and politics has rarely been a strength of the philosopher; on the other hand, their proclivity for becoming an instrument of power backfires on them all the more mercilessly. Yet corruptibility is also born out of philosophy’s temptation for creating systems, for wanting to ensure conclusiveness. The philosopher becomes a prisoner on his restless search, a victim of the systems s/he has created. The thematic range of the essays contained in this volume reaches from Heidegger to Wittgenstein, from the philosophy of being to linguistic philosophy and documents the full extent of Blumenberg’s thought.

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Die nackte Wahrheit/The Naked Truth (2019)

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Rigorismus der Wahrheit/The Rigorism of Truth (2015)

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Präfiguration/Prefiguration (2014)

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Quellen, Ströme, Eisberge/Sources, Streams, Icebergs (2012)

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Löwen/Lions (2010)

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Theorie der Lebenswelt/Theory of the Life-World (2010)

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Geistesgeschichte der Technik/Geistesgeschichte der Technik (2009)

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Briefwechsel 1971-1978/Correspondence and other materials (2007)

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Der Mann vom Mond/The Man from the Moon (2007)

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Theorie der Unbegrifflichkeit/Theorie der Unbegrifflichkeit (2007)

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Beschreibung des Menschen/Description of Man (2006)

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Die Legitimität der Neuzeit/The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (1996)

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Die Lesbarkeit der Welt/The Legibility of the World (1986)

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Arbeit am Mythos/Work on Myth (1979)

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Schiffbruch mit Zuschauer/Shipwreck with Spectator (1979)

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