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History, Metaphors, and Fables collects the central writings by Hans Blumenberg and covers topics such as on the philosophy of language, metaphor theory, non-conceptuality, aesthetics, politics, and literary studies. This landmark volume demonstrates Blumenberg's intellectual breadth and gives an overview of his thematic and stylistic range over four decades. Blumenberg's early philosophy of technology becomes tangible, as does his critique of linguistic perfectibility and conceptual thought, his theory of history as successive concepts of reality", his anthropology, or his studies of literature. History, Metaphors, Fables allows readers to discover a master thinker whose role in the German intellectual post-war scene can hardly be overestimated.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Hans Blumenberg: An Introduction
  2. Hannes Bajohr, Florian Fuchs, and Joe Paul Kroll
  3. pp. 1-30
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  1. Part I. History, Secularization, and Reality
  1. 1. The Linguistic Reality of Philosophy (1946/1947)
  2. pp. 33-39
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  1. 2. World Pictures and World Models (1961)
  2. pp. 40-52
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  1. 3. "Secularization": Critique of a Category of Historical Illegitimacy (1964)
  2. pp. 53-82
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  1. 4. The Concept of Reality and the Theory of the State (1968/1969)
  2. pp. 83-116
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  1. 5. Preliminary Remarks on the Concept of Reality (1974)
  2. pp. 117-126
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  1. Part II. Metaphors, Rhetoric, and Nonconceptuality
  1. 6. Light as a Metaphor for Truth: At the Preliminary Stage of Philosophical Concept Formation (1957)
  2. pp. 129-169
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  1. 7. Introduction to Paradigms for a Metaphorology (1960)
  2. pp. 170-176
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  1. 8. An Anthropological Approach to the Contemporary Significance of Rhetoric (1971)
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. 9. Observations Drawn from Metaphors (1971)
  2. pp. 209-238
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  1. 10. Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality (1979)
  2. pp. 239-258
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  1. 11. Theory of Nonconceptuality (circa 1975, excerpt)
  2. pp. 259-298
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  1. Part III. Nature, Technology, and Aesthetics
  1. 12. The Relationship between Nature and Technology as a Philosophical Problem (1951)
  2. pp. 301-315
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  1. 13. "Imitation of Nature": Toward a Prehistory of the Idea of the Creative Being (1957)
  2. pp. 316-357
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  1. 14. Phenomenological Aspects on Life-World and Technization (1963)
  2. pp. 358-399
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  1. 15. Socrates and the objet ambigu: Paul Valéry’s Discussion of the Ontology of the Aesthetic Object and Its Tradition (1964)
  2. pp. 400-440
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  1. 16. The Essential Ambiguity of the Aesthetic Object (1966)
  2. pp. 441-448
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  1. 17. Speech Situation and Immanent Poetics (1966)
  2. pp. 449-466
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  1. Part IV. Fables, Anecdotes, and the Novel
  1. 18. The Absolute Father (1952/1953)
  2. pp. 469-475
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  1. 19. The Mythos and Ethos of America in the Work of William Faulkner (1958)
  2. pp. 476-498
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  1. 20. The Concept of Reality and the Possibility of the Novel(1964)
  2. pp. 499-524
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  1. 21. Pensiveness (1980)
  2. pp. 525-530
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  1. 22. Moments of Goethe (1982)
  2. pp. 531-546
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  1. 23. Beyond the Edge of Reality: Three Short Essays (1983)
  2. pp. 547-561
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  1. 24. Of Nonunderstanding: Glosses on Three Fables (1984)
  2. pp. 562-565
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  1. 25. Unknown Aesopica: From Newly Found Fables (1985)
  2. pp. 566-570
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  1. 26. Advancing into Eternal Silence: A Century after the Sailing of the Fram (1993)
  2. pp. 571-580
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 581-582
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 583-592
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 593-609
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