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Hans Blumenberg, Odo Marquard, and Skepticism

Eva Geulen’s “Passion in Prose” appears in Telos 158 (Spring 2012). Read the full version online at the TELOS Online website, or purchase a print copy of the issue here.

The article compares and contrasts Odo Marquard’s and Hans Blumenberg’s views on skepticism and its relationship to literature. Whereas Marquard’s skepticism can perceive literature only as “exile of serenity,” Blumenberg’s skeptical attitude toward skepticism leads to a very different notion of literature and a different exegetical praxis. The latter can be observed in Blumenberg’s volume on Matthäuspassion.

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