About the Author
Hans Blumenberg, the creator of metaphorology, was one of the most important German philosophers of the latter 20th century.
“I know of no book that helps us more toward understanding [the Copernican revolution] than Blumenberg's.... The length and complexity of the work are an expression of the extraordinary care with which Blumenberg approaches historical phenomena.”—Karsten Harries, Inquiry
“"His sweeping panorama... ranges from remote antiquity through Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Hebrew, and Islamic authors, Renaissance humanists, Reformation and Counter Reformation polemicists, secular thinkers and observers, to today's cosmonauts." Edward Rosen , Isis”