Ernst Cassirer

Ernst Cassirer

The Last Philosopher of Culture

eBook - 2008
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This is the first English-language intellectual biography of the German-Jewish philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945), a leading figure on the Weimar intellectual scene and one of the last and finest representatives of the liberal-idealist tradition. Edward Skidelsky traces the development of Cassirer's thought in its historical and intellectual setting. He presents Cassirer, the author of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, as a defender of the liberal ideal of culture in an increasingly fragmented world, and as someone who grappled with the opposing forces of scientific positivism and romantic.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781283227391
1283227398
9781400828944
1400828945
9780691152356
9780691131344
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 288 pages)

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