Myth and the Human Sciences Hardback
Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth
by Angus Nicholls;
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Myth and the Human Sciences
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For Blumenberg, myth was originally a cultural adaptation that constituted the human attempt to deal with anxieties concerning the threatening forces of nature by anthropomorphizing these forces into mythic images. In the final chapter and Epilogue, Blumenberg's theory of myth is placed within the post-war political context of West Germany. Through a consideration of Blumenberg's debates with Carl Schmitt, as well as by analysing unpublished correspondence and parts of the original Work of Myth manuscript that Blumenberg held back from publication, Nicholls shows that Blumenberg's theory of myth also amounted to a reckoning with the legacy of National Socialism.
Myth and the Human Sciences by Angus Nicholls was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in January 2015. The ISBN for Myth and the Human Sciences is 9780415885492.
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|Page last updated||17th July 2017|
|Author / Artist||Angus Nicholls|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Ltd (January 2015)|
|Number of Pages||278|