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Life without Toothache: Hans Blumenberg's Zettelkasten and History of Science as Theoretical Attitude

Life without Toothache: Hans Blumenberg's Zettelkasten and History of Science as Theoretical... <p>Abstract:</p><p>The notion of a "theoretical attitude" [theoretische Einstellung or Haltung] is of central importance to Blumenberg&apos;s work, and particularly so in his writings on the history of science. From <i>The Legitimacy of the Modern Age</i> onwards, Blumenberg used this notion to insist on a continuity between scientific and humanistic modes of inquiry despite their different methodologies, and he attached a strong moral significance to the theoretical attitude he sees them as sharing. This essay traces the emphasis on such an attitude in Blumenberg&apos;s work on the sciences and technology, and it historicizes Blumenberg&apos;s focus on the concept.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the History of Ideas University of Pennsylvania Press

Life without Toothache: Hans Blumenberg&apos;s Zettelkasten and History of Science as Theoretical Attitude

Journal of the History of Ideas , Volume 80 (1) – Jan 30, 2019

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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<p>Abstract:</p><p>The notion of a "theoretical attitude" [theoretische Einstellung or Haltung] is of central importance to Blumenberg&apos;s work, and particularly so in his writings on the history of science. From <i>The Legitimacy of the Modern Age</i> onwards, Blumenberg used this notion to insist on a continuity between scientific and humanistic modes of inquiry despite their different methodologies, and he attached a strong moral significance to the theoretical attitude he sees them as sharing. This essay traces the emphasis on such an attitude in Blumenberg&apos;s work on the sciences and technology, and it historicizes Blumenberg&apos;s focus on the concept.</p>

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Journal of the History of IdeasUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Jan 30, 2019

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