The Legitimacy of the Modern Age
ISBN10: 0262521059 ISBN13: 9780262521055 Publisher: Mit Pr Published: Oct 21 1985 Weight: 2.45lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
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.