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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 Val 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 M nster Work on Myth is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy....

Title : Work on Myth (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)
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ISBN : 0262521334
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : The MIT Press March 18, 1988
Number of Pages : 727 pages
File Size : 563 KB
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