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Metapher (als Metapher) des Nicht-Wissens

Zu Johann Gottfried Herders Theorie und Praxis der Metapher

Zurück zum Heft: Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte. Band 59: Metaphorologien der Exploration und Dynamik (1800/1900)
DOI: 10.28937/9783787335923_1
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Using the example of Johann Gottfried Herder, this article aims at a functional history of ›metaphor‹. In Herder’s theory of language, metaphors on the one hand represent the phenomenon of the ›inexplicitness‹ of language: According to Herder, human beings can never achieve unambiguousness because of the specific human conditions they cannot avoid. On the other hand, and this is an aspect where Hans Blumenberg came very close to Herder, metaphors do enable people to solve communicative issues just because they are indeterminate and open.