• Goethes Ganymed und der Sündenfall der Ästhetik
    Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft Und Geistesgeschichte 81 (3): 317-345. 2007.
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    Summary Based on Max Weber's concept of Kulturnation and Hans Blumenberg's project of metaphorology, this essay argues that modern nations follow distinct cultural programmes that are inherent to their national ideas. Each national idea is propagated by a particular biopolitical metaphor, which performs a transfer from practical or scientific ideas about how nature structures and organises life to cultural ideas about how human lives should be socially and politically organised. The essay examin…Read more