Hans-Blumenberg-Gesellschaft

Hans Blumenberg in Oxford – Seminar series

All seminars take place on Mondays at 5 pm (UK time) on zoom

5 October 2020
Rüdiger Zill (Einstein Forum), author of Der absolute Leser – Hans Blumenberg. Eine intellektuelle Biographie in conversation with Nicholas Halmi (Oxford)

12 October 2020
Jeffrey Barash (Amiens)
The Power of Rhetoric. Hans Blumenberg, Ernst Cassirer and the Legacy of Herder

19 October 2020
Jean-Claude Monod (ENS)
Rhetorical concept and platonic concept of politics – from Blumenberg to the ‘post-truth era’

26 October 2020
Leif Weatherby (NYU)
Illegitimate Intelligence: Hans Blumenberg and AI

2 November 2020
Angus Nicholls (QMUL) and Felix Heidenreich (Stuttgart)
The Original Context and Contemporary Relevance of Hans Blumenberg’s Präfiguration

9 November 2020
Paul Fleming (Cornell)
Giving Pause: Blumenberg and Freud

16 November 2020
Hannes Bajohr (Basel), Florian Fuchs (Princeton) and Joe Kroll (Princeton), editors and translators of History, Metaphors, Fables. A Hans Blumenberg Reader (2020) in conversation with Nicholas Halmi (Oxford) and Audrey Borowski (Oxford)

23 November 2020
Eva Geulen (ZFL Berlin)
Blumenberg ‚in the Horizon‘

30 November 2020
Willem Styfhalls (Leuven)
Hans Blumenberg’s eschatology – On the Metaphor of the World’s Doom

7 December 2020
Pini Ifergan (Bar-Ilan)
Goethe and Philosophy? Blumenberg’s version