The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 2: Mythical Thought

byErnst CassirerTranslated byRalph ManheimContribution byCharles W. Hendel

September 10, 1965|
The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 2: Mythical Thought by Ernst Cassirer
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The Symbolic Forms has long been considered the greatest of 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 man has expressed himself and given intelligible objective form to this experience.

“These three volumes alone (apart from Cassirer’s other papers and books) make an outstanding contribution to epistemology and to the human power of abstraction.  It is rather as if ‘The Golden Bough’ had been written in philosophical rather than in historical terms.”—F.I.G. Rawlins, Nature
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 2: Mythical Thought
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:388 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:388 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:September 10, 1965
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300000382

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