‘Imminence of a revelation’: Blumenberg, Lacan, and the genesis of significance in myth.

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
    • Philosophy
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
    • Anthropology
logos mythology Homer Lacan hermeneutics psychoanalysis myth narration Hesiod Blumenberg
Project description

By using Hans Blumenberg’s myth theory, this research project aims to outline the critical role the problematic concept of ‘myth’ still has to play in the West’s philosophical self-reflection. The philosophical anthropology of Blumenberg is combined with the psychoanalytic-linguistic theories of Jacques Lacan to inquire into the paradoxical character of central concepts as truth, symbolisation and significance.