Volume 11

Leistungsbeschreibung/Describing Cultural Achievements

Literarische Strategien bei Hans Blumenberg/Hans Blumenberg’s Literary Strategies

Editors: Timothy Attanucci, Ulrich Breuer













Universitätsverlag WINTER, Heidelberg
1. Edition, 2020; 219 Pages
German, English

ISBN: 978-3-8253-4768-0
Hardcover / also available as eBook

The question of the connection between cultural achievements and their description in the work of Hans Blumenberg, that is one of the most influential of German philosophy in the 20th century, is examined from an international perspective that interconnects German and American reception. As the 'phenomenology of history', this work addresses cultural achievements through the method of description.

If 'description', regarded as a practice of generating text and knowledge, from an interdisciplinary perspective of literary studies, the main question is how exactly - right down to the rhetorical-stylistic facture - the writing methods of this author relate to the respective objects of his texts and which forms of literarization can be observed.

Contributing writers: Timothy Attanucci, Ulrich Breuer, Hannes Bajohr, Ralf Köhne, Michael McGillen, Katharina Hertfelder, Johannes Endres, Christopher Busch, Erika Thomalla, Reto Rössler, Daniel Rudy Hiller, Eva Geulen, Daniel Weidner