Modernity and Secularization in 'The Legitimacy of the Modern Age' by Hans Blumenberg

8 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last revised: 3 Sep 2011

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Thierry Gontier

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) - Institute for Philosophical Research; Institut Universitaire de France

Date Written: August 10, 2011

Abstract

This paper is about the trials of modernity through the category of 'secularization', and the answer Blumenberg gave to thinkers as Karl Löwith and Carl Schmitt. It underlines also the analogies, and the differences, between Blumenberg and Voegelin.

Keywords: Löwith (Karl), Blumenberg (Hans), Voegelin (Eric), Schmitt (Carl), Modern Ages, Secularization, Religion

Suggested Citation

Gontier, Thierry, Modernity and Secularization in 'The Legitimacy of the Modern Age' by Hans Blumenberg (August 10, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1907690 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1907690

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