(Conference) Hans Blumenberg in Jerusalem PHILOSOPHICAL AND LITERARY PERSPECTIVES (Van Leer Institute)


Hans Blumenberg in Jerusalem


Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 14:30-19:00, at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


14:30-14:45 Greetings

Gabriel Motzkin, Director, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Ohad Nachtomy, Head, Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

14:45-17:00 Philosophical Perspectives

Chair: Pini Ifergan, Bar-Ilan University


Angus Nicholls, Queen Mary University of London

Hans Blumenberg as a Political Philosopher


Oliver Müller, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitהt Freiburg

Hans Blumenberg on Visibility


Thomas Meyer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitהt


Rigorism: Thoughts on Hans Blumenberg

Pini Ifergan, Bar-Ilan University

Work on Myth: An Attempt at a Reconstruction


17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:30-19:00 Literary Perspectives

Chair: Thomas Meyer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitהt


Anat Danziger, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Overpowering the Demon: Tropes of Fear and Fear of



Ariel Izhar, Bar-Ilan University

Absolute Metaphors and the Formation of Sexually

Gendered Agents


Yael Doron, Bar-Ilan University

Shipwreck, Icicle, and Bower: On the Ways

Blumenberg, Bialik and Gutman Use Metaphors

Admission is free.

Sponsored by:

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 43 Jabotinsky St., Jerusalem Tel. 02-5605222, www.vanleer.org.il

The Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies and the Department of Philosophy, at Bar-Ilan University

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, The Spinoza Center at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

The Minerva Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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