The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) (Paperback)

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In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl L with's well-known thesis that the idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramatic intervention that will consummate the history of the world from outside. Instead, Blumenberg argues, the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internal logic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man's responsibility for his own fate.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780262521055
ISBN-10: 0262521059
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication Date: October 21st, 1985
Pages: 712
Language: English
Series: Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought