Legitimacy of the Modern Age

ISBN-10: 0262521059

ISBN-13: 9780262521055

Edition: 1985

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In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl Louml;with's well-known thesis that the idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramatic intervention that will consummate the history of the world from outside. Instead, Blumenberg argues, the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internal logic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man's responsibility for his own fate. Hans Blumenberg is professor of philosophy at the University of Muuml;nster. The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/21/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 712
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Hans Blumenberg, the creator of metaphorology, was one of the most important German philosophers of the latter 20th century.

Tom McCarthy was born on May 22, 1969. He attended Dulwich College and New College, Oxford, where he studied English literature. His first novel, Remainder, was published in 2005. His other works include Tintin and the Secret of Literature, Men in Space, and C. He is also a conceptual artist and is known in the art world for the reports, manifestos, and media interventions he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network.

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