Hans Blumenberg is professor of philosophy at the University ofMünster. The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is included in the series Studies in Contemporary. which launched the Lowith-Blumenberg debate over the nature of secularization and the legitimacy of the modern age. ‘ The widespread discussion the book. Blumenberg. Hans. The legitimacy of the modern age. (Sruclies in contemporary German social thoughtl. Translation of. Die Legitimitlit der Nemeit. 2nd rev. ed.

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The legitinacy for a set of instruments for man that would be usable in any possible world provides the criterion for the elementary exertions of the modern age; the mathematising and the materialising of nature.

Hans Blumenberg: The Legitimacy of the Modern Age

LMAI, 2, pp. Carl Schmitt sees a form of deification of mankind here—and lgitimacy a kind of theological hubris. Sign in to use this feature. The Retraction of the Socratic Turning. This section is filled with arch and allusive replies to critics of the first edition of the book — replies which Wallace does his best to elucidate in footnotes, but which are often pretty confusing.

Contents Status of the Concept. Includes information on Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Olbrich. The same may be said of the notion of the infinity of historical progress.

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However, in reality, those values were not posited as absolutes by modernity itself. But this rejection leaves theoretical curiosity without excuse. Modernity thus expropriates theological notions, transferring them outside of their authentic semantic context and into another context in which they blumfnberg trivialized and their meaning dissolved.

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The Indifference of Epicuruss Gods.

Against Belatedness

He sees the medieval period as driven to insist on that omnipotence by the break which it had made with ancient thought. A secular religion e.

Lots of us occasionally gesture in the direction of the lost world in which our parents or our grandparents told us they grew up. Interest in Invisible Things lwgitimacy the World. From this point of view, modernity does indeed constitute an escape from the theological, and not a transformation of the theological into a form of mundane theology.

Secularization as Legitimizing Discourse In fact, only rarely do the theoreticians of secularization, whether they be theologians or philosophers and in the German thought kodern the yearsit is often difficult to trace a precise boundary between the twooffer such brusque, direct condemnations.

We are, therefore, no longer dealing with a notion attempting to signify a group of phenomena within history, but rather a general explanatory category about history. Nietzsche, at his worst, gestured towards some narcissistic and inarticulate hunks of Bronze Age beefcake.

This left us no alternative but Baconian pragmatism: In any case, if he is, he notes the impossibility of returning to the politics of the old theocratic schemata. Written by Thierry Gontier.

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Hans Blumenberg: The Legitimacy of the Modern Age – VoegelinView

Hans Blumenberg’s Reformulations of the Absolute. Google Books no proxy mitpress. It is also successful, above all, because it deferentially leaves the fulfilment of the Kingdom to God instead of laying claim to its realization in the world and in history.

Preparations for a Conversion and Models for the. Philosophy of history is therefore secularized theology or indirect theology: Liberal political theology is therefore caught in a stranglehold.

Is it in particular a substitute for Christian theology or the moment at which values are created? Modernity thus does not consist of an affirmation of the political, but, on the contrary, abandons the absolutism of the political, which is strategically asserted in the beginning only in order to combat another absolutism on equal terms—that of the religious.

The recovery of paradise was not supposed to yield a transparent and familiar reality but only a tamed and obedient one. In agreement with Denis Trierweiler we believe that this confrontation is crucial. Another example of a misinterpreted act of legitimact is that of the moedrn state conceived as a secularization of the divine omnipotence.

Preludes to a Future Overstepping of Limits.

Progress Exposed as Fate.

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