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Author Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945.

Title An essay on man : an introduction to a philosophy of human culture / by Ernst Cassirer
Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [1992]


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Description ix, 237 pages ; 21 cm
Series A Yale paperbound ; Y-52
Yale paperbound ; Y-52
Contents Includes index and bibliographical references
Summary Drawing upon a wealth of scientific, anthropological and historical date, the author examines man's efforts to understand himself and to deal with the problems of his universe through the creation and use of symbols. Analyzes the major symbolic forms of human enterprise: language, myth, art, religion, history and science. Discusses such subjects as the origins of language, doctrines of aesthetics, Frazer's theory of magic, the religious significance of taboo, the symbolic implications of philosophic thought from Heraclitus to Kierkegaard and Einstein
Analysis Civilization Philosophy
Knowledge, Theory of
Philosophical anthropology
Notes Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press ; London : Milford, 1944
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Civilization -- Philosophy.
Human beings.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Philosophical anthropology.
LC no. 92003163
ISBN 0300000340 (paperback: alk. paper)