Ernst Cassirer: A "Repetition" of Modernity

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SUNY Press, Mar 9, 2000 - Philosophy - 262 pages
This systematic introduction to Ernst Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms demonstrates how his approach transforms the project of modernity in accord with the limitations of the modern conception of rationality. At the same time, this book functions as an introduction to Cassirer's thought.
 

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Contents

The Crisis in the Project of Rationality
23
The Structure of the Symbolic Function as the Function of Structure
35
Language The Genesis of Signification and the Aufbau of the Objective World
61
Myth as the Other of Logos or the Texture of the Real The Presence of Meaning as the Meaning of Presence
85
Religion The Logic of Absurdity and the Intuition of the
125
Science The Writing of a Lingua Universalis
161
Art The Eye of Spirit and the Cloak of Reality
183
Cassirers Metaphysics of the Symbolic Forms
201
Notes
223
Bibliography
241
Index
261
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S. G. Lofts is a Humboldt Fellow. He is the translator of Ernst Cassirer's The Logic of the Cultural Sciences: Five Studies and is also the author of other Cassirer titles in French.

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