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The Problem of Legitimacy in Self Assertion of Modernity - Regarding to H. Blumenberg

Sun Bok Bae 1

1숭실대학교

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ABSTRACT

In this paper I will contribute to the anthropological orientation of Modernity’s consciousness through the German philosopher H. Blumenberg’s Legitimacy theses. According to him, the modern rationality goes back to later Mediaeval Ockham’s Nominalism, in which were hidden the gnosticism that transformed Ockamists to an opinion that vouched for voluntary God, and destructed Scholasticism and provided the way for modern rationality. Its philosophical movement let Descartes abet compare wicked and absolute God and to agitate to do thought experiment for the certainty of subject. So emerged the rationality of Self Assertion like an invocation of command bevor God’s absolute power. H. Blumenberg criticised K. Loewith, who believed that there were no more decisive breakthroughs in Modern as eschatological pattern of Christendom. His theses recognised discontinuity in regard to K. Loewith and C. Schmitt, but continuity in regard to M. Heidegger. So his grounding of the modern subjectivity was accredited to the discontinuity of history and the continuity without self epoche(ἐποχή) making history.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.