Petra Gehring

Petra Gehring
Petra Gehring
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Petra Gehring is Professor of Philosophy at the Technische Universität of Darmstadt, Germany. She was co-editor of the Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie, is member of the advisory board of the Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie and the Philosophisches Jahrbuch as well as coeditor of the Journal Phänomenologie.

Her fields of research cover philosophical conceptual history and metaphorology, classical and post-classical phenomenology as well as specific topics of aesthetics (sign, text, voice). Currently, Gehring is working on the history and metaphysics of the concept of life, on modal concepts of ‘reality’ and on theoretical issues of power.

Selected publications

Was macht Metaphern mächtig? [What makes metaphors powerful?]. In: Maticevic et al. (eds), Politik der Metapher. Königshausen und Neumann 2015, 41-56.

Metapher. In: Buch/Weidner (eds), Blumenberg lesen. Ein Glossar. Suhrkamp 2014, 201-213.

Erkenntnis durch Metaphern? Methodologische Bemerkungen zur Metaphernforschung [Knowledge through metaphors? Methodological remarks metaphor research]. In: Junge (ed), Metaphern in Wissenskulturen. VS-Verlag 2009, 203-220.

Das Bild vom Sprachbild. Die Metapher und das Visuelle [The image of the verbal image. Metaphor and the visual]. In: Danneberg/Spoerhase/Werle (eds), Begriffe, Metaphern und Imaginationen in Philosophie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Harrassowitz 2009, 81-100.