Download e-book for iPad: Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language by Gregory S. Moss

By Gregory S. Moss

ISBN-10: 0739186221

ISBN-13: 9780739186220

Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language examines the critical arguments in Cassirer’s first quantity of the Philosophy of Symbolic types. Gregory Moss demonstrates either how Cassirer defends language as an self sufficient cultural shape and the way he borrows the idea that of the “concrete common” from G. W. F. Hegel with a purpose to strengthen an idea of cultural autonomy. whereas Cassirer rejected parts of Hegel’s method so as to shield the autonomy of language, he additionally came across it essential to contain parts of Hegel’s strategy to shop the Kantian paradigm from the pitfalls of skepticism. Moss advocates for the ongoing relevance of Cassirer’s paintings on language by means of situating it inside of within the context of up to date linguistics and modern philosophy. This booklet offers a brand new software for investigating Cassirer’s paintings at the different kinds of cultural symbolism in his Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, by way of exhibiting how the autonomy of tradition is without doubt one of the top questions motivating Cassirer’s philosophy of tradition. With a radical comparability of Cassirer’s idea of symbolism to different dominant theories from the 20th century, together with Heidegger and Wittgenstein, this booklet presents invaluable perception for reports in philosophy of language, semiotics, epistemology, pyscholinguistics, continental philosophy, Neo-Kantian philosophy, and German idealism.

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