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Ernst Cassirer : the last philosopher of culture

Author: Edward Skidelsky
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an English-language intellectual biography of the German-Jewish philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945), a leading figure on the Weimar intellectual scene and one of the last and finest representatives of the liberal-idealist tradition.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ernst Cassirer; Ernst Cassirer; Ernst Cassirer; Ernst Cassirer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Skidelsky
ISBN: 9780691131344 0691131341 9780691152356 0691152357
OCLC Number: 212410015
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2005, which was presented under title: Ernst Cassirer : between myth and reason.
Description: viii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the alienation of reason --
The Marburg school --
The new logic --
Between irony and tragedy --
The philosophy of symbolic forms --
Logical positivism --
The philosophy of life --
Heidegger --
Politics.
Responsibility: Edward Skidelsky.
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