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The symbolic construction of reality : the legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Barash
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1933 eminent philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945) fled Nazi Germany for the United States. His fame in Europe having already been established through a public debate with Martin Heidegger in 1929, Cassirer would go on to become a noteworthy influence on American culture. His most important early writings focused on the symbol and symbolic interaction, exploring how human cultures--from early myth-based ones to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Symbolic construction of reality.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008024437
Named Person: Ernst Cassirer; Ernst Cassirer
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Andrew Barash
ISBN: 9780226036892 0226036898 1282069543 9781282069541
OCLC Number: 646810187
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 223 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One Foundations: Articulations of the Symbol; 1. Symbol and History: Ernst Cassirer's Critique of the Philosophy of History; 2. Ernst Cassirer on Nicholas of Cusa: Between Conjectural Knowledge and Religious Pluralism; 3. History and Philosophy in Ernst Cassirer's System of Symbolic Forms; 4. Cassirer's Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: A Foundational Reading; Part Two Themes: Symbolic Forms and Philosophy; 5. Cassirer's Metaphysics; 6. The Limits of Order: Cassirer and Heidegger on Finitude and Infinity.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Andrew Barash.

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A collection of essays that analyze various aspects of philosopher Ernst Cassirer's legacy, reassessing their significance for our contemporary world.  Read more...

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