The paper outlines the basic principles of Hans Blumenberg’s metaphorology conceived as an alternative to the traditional history of philosophy. Attention is paid to his contribution to grasping the reality philosophically by the way of metaphor i.e. non-conceptually. Added is the translation of the 1st chapter of his Paradigms for a Metaphorology in which he formulated the crucial question: On what conditions could metaphors have a legitimate place in the philosophical language?
Hans Blumenberg, History of philosophy, Metaphor, Non-conceptuality