The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms
Phenomenology of Knowledge Volume 3 New impression
By (author) Ernst Cassirer
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Contributions by Charles William Hendel
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Philosophy of Symbolic Forms by Ernst Cassirer
Book DescriptionThe 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300000399
(216mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1965
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ernst Cassirer
Warburg Years (1919-1933), Hardback (January 2014)
Includes essays that provide a window into author's discovery of the symbolic nature of human existence - the fact that our entire emotional and intellectual life is configured and formed through the originary expressive power of word and image.
Philosophy of the Enlightenment, Paperback (August 2009)
Presents an analysis of one of history's greatest intellectual epochs: the Enlightenment. Arguing that there was a common foundation beneath the diverse strands of thought of this period, this book shows how Enlightenment philosophers drew upon the ideas of the preceding centuries even while radically transforming them to fit the modern world.
Logic of the Cultural Sciences, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Ernst Cassirer
This translation of Ernst Cassirer's "The Logic of the Cultural Sciences" (formerly entitled "The Logic of the Humanities") makes the study available to English readers.
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