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Symbolic forms and cultural studies : Ernst Cassirer's theory of culture

Author: Cyrus Hamlin; John Michael Krois
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cassirer's conception of culture & theory of symbolism anticipated much of later cultural theory. The essays in this volume explore aspects of his thinking & demonstrate the influence that it had on later scholarship.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ernst Cassirer; Ernst Cassirer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cyrus Hamlin; John Michael Krois
ISBN: 0300103298 9780300103298
OCLC Number: 54677702
Description: xxx, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Culture as a philosophical concept. The variety of symbolic world and the unity of mind / Oswald Schwemmer ; Cassirer's concept of a philosophy of human culture / Donald Philip Verene ; The modern concept of culture as indicator of a metaphysical problem / Ernst Wolfgang Orth ; Cassirer's symbolic theory of culture and the historicization of philosophy / Louis Dupré. --
pt. 2. Problems in the philosophical interpretation of culture. "Art" and "Science" in The philosophy of symbolic forms / Michael Holquist ; The subject of culture / Steve Lofts ; Styles of change: Ernst Cassirer's philosophical writing / Barbara Naumann. --
pt. 3. Comparative studies. Bakhtin and Cassirer: the philosophical origins of carnival messianism / Brian Poole ; From culture to politics: the "Aufhebung" of ethics in Ernst Cassirer's political philosophy in comparison with the "Political theology" of Ernst Kantorowicz / Enno Rudolph ; Speaking of symbols: affinities between Cassirer's and Jung's theories of language / Paul Bishop ; "Eine zarte Differenz": Cassirer on Goethe on the symbol / R.H. Stephenson ; Goethe as model for cultural values: Ernst Cassirer's Essay on Thomas Mann's Lotte in Weimar / Cyrus Hamlin. --
pt. 4. Cassirer's philosophical outlook. The missing core of Cassirer's philosophy: Homo Faber in thin air / Gideon Freudenthal ; The Davos disputation and twentieth-century philosophy / Michael Friedman ; Why did Cassirer and Heidegger not debate in Davos? / John Michael Krois. --
Appendix: How the Cassirer papers came to Yale / Vincent Giroud.
Responsibility: edited by Cyrus Hamlin and John Michael Krois.
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Cassirer's conception of culture & theory of symbolism anticipated much of later cultural theory. The essays in this volume explore aspects of his thinking & demonstrate the influence that it had on later scholarship.

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