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In this rich examination of how we inherit and transform myths, Hans Blumenberg continues his study of the philosophical roots of the modern world. Work on Myth is in five parts. The first two analyze the characteristics of myth and the stages in the West's work on myth, including long discussions of such authors as Freud, Joyce, Cassirer, and ValA(c)ry. The latter three pIn this rich examination of how we inherit and transform myths, Hans Blumenberg continues his study of the philosophical roots of the modern world. Work on Myth is in five parts. The first two analyze the characteristics of myth and the stages in the West's work on myth, including long discussions of such authors as Freud, Joyce, Cassirer, and ValA(c)ry. The latter three parts present a comprehensive account of the history of the Prometheus myth, from Hesiod and Aeschylus to Gide and Kafka. This section includes a detailed analysis of Goethe's lifelong confrontation with the Prometheus myth, which is a unique synthesis of "psychobiography" and history of ideas.Hans Blumenberg is Professor of Philosophy at the University of MA1/4nster. Work on Myth is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy....

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ISBN : 9780262521338
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 725 Pages
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  • Katie Brennan
    2019-05-10 07:48

    started out 4-star strong, focusing on the origin of myth as intimately tied to reason and man's need to make legible the world around him. turned to goethe and his lifelong dealings with the prometheus myth, and then sputtered and died.

  • Michael
    2019-05-08 11:36

    the nether that is neither origin nor end.