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Interrogating Modernity Debates with Hans Blumenberg


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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 07/2021
Edizione: 1st ed. 2020


Interrogating Modernity returns to Hans Blumenberg's epochal The Legitimacy of the Modern Age as a springboard to interrogate questions of modernity, secularisation, technology and political legitimacy in the fields of political theology, history of ideas, political theory, art theory, history of philosophy, theology and sociology. That is, the twelve essays in this volume return to Blumenberg's work to think once more about how and why we should value the modern. Written by a group of leading international and interdisciplinary researchers, this series of responses to the question of the modern put Blumenberg into dialogue with other twentieth, and twenty-first century theorists, such as Arendt, Bloch, Derrida, Husserl, Jonas, Latour, Voegelin, Weber and many more. The result is a repositioning of his work at the heart of contemporary attempts to make sense of who we are and how we’ve got here.


Part One: Overcoming Gnosticism

Chapter 1 : I Hurt, Therefore I am: Descartes with Blumenberg (and Job), (Agata Bielik-Robston). 

Chapter 2: Legitimacy of Nihilism: Blumenberg's Post-Gnosticism (Elad Lapidot)

Chapter 3: Blumenberg, Latour and the Apocalypse (Willem Styfhals)

Part Two: Political Theologies of Modernity 

Chapter 4: The Sovereign Position of the World: Towards a Political Theology of Modernity (after Blumenberg) (Joseph Albernaz, Kirill Cepurin)

Chapter 5: Interrogating John Locke and the Propriety of Appropriation with Blumenberg and Voegelin (Lissa McCullough)

Chapter 6: Political Legitimacy and Founding Myths (Zevnep Talay Turner)

Part Three: Competing Visions of Modernity

Chapter 7: Trial and Crisis: Blumenberg and Husserl on the Genesis and Meaning of Modern Science (Robert Buch)

Chapter 8: Infinite Progress and the Burdens of Biography (Charles Turner)

Chapter 9: The Ideal of Optics and the Opacity of Life: Blumenberg on Modernity and Myth (Oriane Petteni)

Part Four: Modernity and Method

Chapter 10: World-Modelling and Cartesian Method: Blumenberg's Hyperopia (Adi Efal-Lautenschlager)

Chapter 11: Umbesetzung - Reoccupation in Blumenbergian Modernity (Sonja Feger)

Chapter 12: Modernising Blumenberg (Daniel Whistler) 


Agata Bielik-Robson is a Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK and at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. Her publications include The Saving Lie. Harold Bloom and Deconstruction (2011), Judaism in Contemporary Thought. Traces and Influence (co-edited with Adam Lipszyc, 2014), Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity: Philosophical Marranos (2014), and Another Finitude: Messianic Vitalism and Philosophy (2019). 

Daniel Whistler is Reader in Modern European Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. His publications include The Schelling-Eschenmayer Controversy, 1801: Nature and Identity (2020), The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Theology (2017) and After the Postmodern and the Postsecular: News Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion (2010).

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 401 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:4 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 277
Pagine Romane: xxv

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