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Author Bayer, Thora Ilin, 1966-

Title Cassirer's Metaphysics of symbolic forms : a philosophical commentary / Thora Ilin Bayer ; with an introductory essay by Donald Phillip Verene
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (210 pages)
Contents ""CONTENTS ""; ""Introduction: The Development of CassirerĂ¢â‚¬?s Philosophy by DonaldP hillip Verene""; ""PART I The Early Texts: Life and Spirit""; ""Chapter 2 The Object of Philosophy""; ""Chapter 1 Life andSpir it""; ""PART II The Late Text: Basis Phenomena""; ""Chapter 3 Basis Phenomena""; ""Chapter 4 The Work of Philosophy""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary Bayer provides an introduction to the metaphysical views that underlie the philosopher's conceptions of symbolic form and human culture. It focuses on the meaning of Cassirer's claim that philosophy is not itself a symbolic form but the thought around which all aspects of human activity are seen as a whole. Underlying the symbolic forms are Cassirer's two metaphysical principles, spirit (Geist) and life, which interact to produce the reality of the human world. The book shows how these two principles of Cassirer's early philosophy are connected with the phenomenology of his later philosophy, which centres on his conception of 'basis phenomena' - self, will, and work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
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Subject Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945. Philosophie der symbolischen Formen. t. 4
Form Electronic book
Author Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945. Philosophie der symbolischen Formen. t. 4
ISBN 0300127170 (electronic bk.)
9780300127171 (electronic bk.)