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Global Political Thinkers

Hans Blumenberg

Myth and Significance in Modern Politics

Authors: Kirke, Xander

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  • Introduces  key works of German philosopher Hans Blumenberg with particular emphasis on his theories of myth
  • Analyzes Blumenberg’s life and intellectual influences in Nazi regime Germany
  • Complements existing linguistic, historiographical and philosophical approaches to political science
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This book investigates the writings of German intellectual historian and philosopher Hans Blumenberg. While Blumenberg was not an explicitly political thinker and remains relatively under-explored in Anglophone academia, this project demonstrates that his work makes a valuable contribution to political science. The author considers the intellectual contributions Blumenberg makes to a variety of themes focusing primarily on myth. Rather than seeing myths in a pejorative sense, as primitive modes of thought that have been overcome, Blumenberg reveals that myths are crucial to dealing with the existential anxieties we face. When we trace his thought as it developed throughout his life, we find a rich source of philosophical insights that could enhance our understandings of politics today.


About the authors

Xander Kirke is Jean Monnet Centre Associate at Newcastle University, UK.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02531-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hans Blumenberg
Book Subtitle
Myth and Significance in Modern Politics
Authors
Series Title
Global Political Thinkers
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02532-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02532-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02531-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 124
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