The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 1: Language

byErnst CassirerTranslated byRalph ManheimContribution byCharles W. Hendel

September 10, 1965|
The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 1: Language by Ernst Cassirer
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“An outstanding contribution to epistemology and to the human power of abstraction.”—F.I.G. Rawlins, Nature

The Symbolic Forms has long been considered by many who knew it in the original German as the greatest of Ernst Cassirer's works. Into it, he poured all the resources of his vast learning about language and myth, religion, art, and science—the various creative symbolizing activities and constructions through which mankind has expressed itself and given intelligible objective form to the human experience.
Ernst Cassirer, a German neo-Kantian philosopher, taught at several European universities before moving to the United States and teaching at Yale (1941-1944) and Columbia universities. A prolific historian of philosophy, Cassirer was influenced by Immanuel Kant and Georg Hegel but originated his own distinctive doctrine. The centerpiec...
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Title:The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 1: Language
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:342 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:342 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:September 10, 1965
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300000375

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