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By Jeffrey Andrew Barash

ISBN-10: 0226036863

ISBN-13: 9780226036861

In 1933 eminent thinker Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) fled Nazi Germany for the U.S.. His reputation in Europe having already been established via a public debate with Martin Heidegger in 1929, Cassirer may move directly to turn into a noteworthy effect on American tradition. His most crucial early writings excited by the logo and symbolic interplay, exploring how human cultures—from early myth-based ones to our personal glossy, scientifically orientated time—have used symbols to mediate the elemental types of event. Following this paintings, Cassirer prolonged his insights to surround a vast spectrum of philosophical topics: from investigations into Western epistemological and medical traditions to aesthetics and the philosophy of heritage to anthropology and political philosophy. Reflecting this range in Cassirer’s personal paintings, The Symbolic building of Reality collects 11 essays by way of quite a lot of participants from diverse fields. every one essay analyzes a unique element of his legacy, reassessing its importance for our modern global and bringing much-needed recognition to this seminal thinker.

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