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Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0486414388

ISBN-13: 9780486414386

Edition: 2000 (Unabridged)

Authors: Ernst Cassirer

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List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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 centerpiece of Cassirer's thought is his theory of symbolic forms. He construed representation, the ground of symbolic form, to be essentially symbolic, fusing perceptual materials with conceptual meanings. The human species, he taught, is essentially a symbolizing animal. He maintained that symbolic forms are manifest in different modes-languages, myth, art, science,…    

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