The Laughter of the Thracian Woman: A Protohistory of Theory

The Laughter of the Thracian Woman: A Protohistory of Theory

by Hans Blumenberg, Spencer Hawkins

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ISBN-13: 9781623568535
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/23/2015
Series: New Directions in German Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 550 KB

About the Author

Hans Blumenberg (1920-1996) was one of the most significant German philosophers of the twentieth century. His publications include The Legibility of the World, Legitimacy of the Modern Age, Genesis of the Copernican World, Work on Myth, and Out of the Cave.

Spencer Hawkins is an Instructor in the Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas program at Bilkent University, Turkey.
Hans Blumenberg (1920-1996) is one of the most significant German philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of The Legibility of the World, Legitimacy of the Modern Age, Genesis of the Copernican World, Work on Myth, and Out of the Cave. Blumenberg co-founded the Poetik und Hermeneutik interdisciplinary research group along with Hans-Robert Jauß in 1963. He published prodigiously and left even more work behind unpublished. He died in 1996 in Altenberge.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading into the Distance
About this book
I. Theory as exotic behavior
II. Socrates is shifted into protohistory
III. Knowledge about heaven and capability on earth
IV. The theorist between comedy and tragedy
V. Reoccupations
VI. Astrological predominance
VII. Applause and scorn from the moralists
VIII. As adopted by historical critique
IX. From cursing sinners to scorn for the Creation
X. Tycho Brahe's coachman and the earthquake in Lisbon
XI. Absentmindednesses
XII. In what matter Thales had failed according to Nietzsche
XIII. How to recognize what matters
IVX. Interdisciplinarity as repetition of protohistory
Works Cited

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