For distinguished philosopher Hans Blumenberg, lions were a life-long obsession. Lions, translated by Kari Driscoll, collects thirty-two of Blumenberg's philosophical vignettes to reveal that the figure of the lion unites two of his other great preoccupations: metaphors and anecdotes as non-philosophical forms of knowledge. Each of these short texts, sparkling with erudition and humor, is devoted to a peculiar leonine presence or, in many cases, absence in literature, art, philosophy, religion, and politics. From Ecclesiastes to the New Testament Apocrypha, Durer to Henri Rousseau, Aesop and La Fontaine to Rilke and Thomas Mann, the extraordinary breadth of Blumenberg's knowledge and intellectual curiosity is on full display. Lions has much to offer readers, both those already familiar with Blumenberg's oeuvre and newcomers looking for an introduction to the thought of one of Germany's most important postwar philosophers.
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Number of pages: 104
Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm
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