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Hans Blumenberg – critic and myth creator

The mythical dimension of politics can quickly become an unpleasant topic – but myth formation is also an indispensable part of our practical lives, according to German Hans Blumenberg.


Hans Blumenberg: Präfiguration. Work in the political myth. Published by Angus Nicholls and Felix Heidenreich, Berlin, Suhrkamp Verlag 2014.

Hans Blumenberg: Rigorism of Truth. "Moses of Egypt" and other texts in Freud and Arendt. Published by Ahlrich Meyer. Berlin, Suhrkamp Verlag 2015.

Hans Blumenberg is not very well known in Norway. He was born in 1920, was a professor of philosophy at the University of Münster until his retirement in 1985,. . .

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