Shipwreck With Spectator Paradigm of a Metaphor for Existence
- List Price: $18.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Mit Pr
- Publish date: 12/01/1996
- ISBN: 9780262024112
- ISBN10: 026202411X
The sea is one of humanity's oldest metaphors for life, and a sea journey, Blumenberg observes, has often stood for our journey through life. We all know the role that shipwrecks can play in this journey, and at some level we have all played witness to others' wrecks, standing in safety and knowing that there is nothing we can do to help, yet fixed comfortably or uncomfortably in our ambiguous role as spectator.
This edition of Shipwreck with Spectator also includes "Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality", an essay that recounts the evolution of Blumenberg's ideas about metaphorology in the years following his early manifesto "Paradigms for a Metaphorology.