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By Gregory S. Moss

Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language examines the important arguments in Cassirer’s first quantity of the Philosophy of Symbolic kinds. Gregory Moss demonstrates either how Cassirer defends language as an self sustaining cultural shape and the way he borrows the concept that of the “concrete common” from G. W. F. Hegel so as to advance an idea of cultural autonomy. whereas Cassirer rejected parts of Hegel’s method in an effort to defend the autonomy of language, he additionally discovered it essential to contain parts of Hegel’s way to store the Kantian paradigm from the pitfalls of skepticism. Moss advocates for the continued relevance of Cassirer’s paintings on language via situating it inside of within the context of latest linguistics and modern philosophy. This publication presents a brand new application for investigating Cassirer’s paintings at the different kinds of cultural symbolism in his Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, by means of displaying how the autonomy of tradition is among the top questions motivating Cassirer’s philosophy of tradition. With an intensive comparability of Cassirer’s thought of symbolism to different dominant theories from the 20 th century, together with Heidegger and Wittgenstein, this publication offers worthwhile perception for experiences in philosophy of language, semiotics, epistemology, pyscholinguistics, continental philosophy, Neo-Kantian philosophy, and German idealism.

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