pbstudio
e-Book The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 4: The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms download

e-Book The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Volume 4: The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms download

by Professor John Michael Krois,Professor Donald Phillip Verene,Ernst Cassirer

ISBN: 0300062788
ISBN13: 978-0300062786
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; New Ed edition (June 26, 1996)
Pages: 272
Category: Philosophy
Subategory: Sociology

ePub size: 1339 kb
Fb2 size: 1120 kb
DJVU size: 1342 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 389
Other Formats: mbr mobi lrf rtf

This semi-easy to read book is the 1st of 4 volumes of his Opus about the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms.

At his death in 1945. This semi-easy to read book is the 1st of 4 volumes of his Opus about the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. As most people understand western philosophical history, Plato was the 1st to make a systematic philosophical system which made the Ideal or "Form" of thought an Axiom of reality.

Volume 4: The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms

Volume 4: The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms. At his death in 1945, the influential German philosopher Ernst Cassirer left manuscripts for the fourth and final volume of his magnum opus, The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms.

In this volume, which contains one text written in 1928 and another in about 1940, Cassirer presents the metaphysics that is implicit in his epistemology and phenomenology of culture.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads.

Ernst Cassirer, John Michael Krois, Donald Phillip Verene. At his death in 1945, the great twentieth-century philosopher left manuscripts for this final volume. In these writings Cassirer grounds his conception of symbolic forms on a particular notion of human nature and discusses Basis Phenomena. The book will not disappoint those who have waited so long for it". -. - Library Journal

At his death in 1945, the great twentieth-century philosopher left manuscripts for this final volume

At his death in 1945, the great twentieth-century philosopher left manuscripts for this final volume.

Ernst Cassirer, Donald Phillip Verene, John Michael Krois.

The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms Volume 4: The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms Ernst Cassirer, John Michael Krois, Donald Phillip Verene. In this volume, which contains one text written in 1928 and another in about 1940, Cassirer presents the metaphysics that is implicit in his epistemology and phenomenology of culture.

At his death in 1945, the influential German philosopher Ernst Cassirer left manuscripts for the fourth and final volume of his magnum opus, The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms.

This fourth volume of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, available now for the first time in English, fittingly concludes Ernst Cassirer`s magnum opus. At his death in 1945, the great twentieth-century philosopher left manuscripts for this final volume. In these writings Cassirer grounds his conception of symbolic forms on a particular notion of human nature and discusses Basis Phenomena.
Comments:
Preve
Although an excellent example of phenomenology, and a text from which I have occasionally used lengthy quotes, this text does not have as many real ideas as I would hope from a topic of such importance.

The book rambles on and on using a disconnected thesis that has something to do with the relation between mythological symbols and mathematical ideas. By the end of the book, the thesis is unresolved, and the conversation has descended into some scanty observations about mathematics.

Not recommended for the mathematician, the symbologist, the philosopher outside of phenomenology, so not really recommended. The major usefulness of this work is to find longer quotations to connect to related writings when those other writings are considered topical. In that way it is typical Cassirer: very good writing, without one-hundred-percent usefulness.

Faulkree
Excellent

Nayatol
What does one say about the lesser-known German Phenomenologist Ernst Cassirer who writes exquisitely about language and the processes of perception and artistic creation in this Volume 1 of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms (of a three-volume work)? That his work is top-notch, logically gripping, and of a monumental scale of phenomenological inquiry. I hope that more people will read his work, starting with this volume. Gorgeously written. Excellent English translation by Ralph Manheim.

ChallengeMine
excellent

Kekinos
excellent

Anararius
Ernst Cassirer is one of the foremost Neo-Kantian philosophers of the 20th century. This semi-easy to read book is the 1st of 4 volumes of his Opus about the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. The 1st volume deals with language, the 2nd with Mythical Thought, the 3rd with the Phenomenology of Knowledge, & the 4th with the Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms.
As most people understand western philosophical history, Plato was the 1st to make a systematic philosophical system which made the Ideal or "Form" of thought an Axiom of reality. This way of understanding reality created more problems than answers until Descartes came up with his Rational Axiom: "I think therefore I am", which many felt was an overstatement lacking Empirical experience. Immanuel Kant solved this problem with a Synthesis (Union) of the Rational & the Empirical. In other words, the human mind functions & understands reality in a certain rational way by uniting with common experience. Immanuel Kant came up with 12 different "Categories of Thought" which was based on Aristotle's Categories from an abstraction of language. Ernst Cassirier goes a step further in stating that the mind abstracts reality by use of symbols which are taught from certain historical cultural groups & as with the philosopher Michel Foucault, both reveal the disunity of modern science's methods & terminology. Unlike Michel Focault difficult book "The Order of Things, An Archaeology of the Human Sciences", Ernst Cassirer's Philosophy of Symbolic Forms is easier to read & focuses on the main issue of the human mind's use of symbols. This book requires a certain knowledge of philosophical history & terms, & is not for a philosophy beginner. For a start on Ernst Cassirier, try his smaller, easy to read, & to the point book "Language & Myth" for a taste of this mind opening philosophy.

ISBN: 0415045142
ISBN13: 978-0415045148
language: English
Subcategory: Politics and Government
ISBN: 0719056098
ISBN13: 978-0719056093
language: English
Subcategory: Architecture
e-Book Zur modernen Physik download

Zur modernen Physik epub fb2

by Ernst Cassirer
ISBN: 3534002733
ISBN13: 978-3534002733
language: German
e-Book Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel download

Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel epub fb2

by Olaf Breidbach,Richard Hartmann,Irenaeus Eibl-Eibesfeldt,Ernst Haeckel
ISBN: 3791319906
ISBN13: 978-3791319902
language: English
Subcategory: History and Criticism
ISBN: 0892326255
ISBN13: 978-0892326259
language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
ISBN: 1116453312
ISBN13: 978-1116453317
language: English
Subcategory: Philosophy
ISBN: 0416352405
ISBN13: 978-0416352405
language: English
Subcategory: Politics and Government
ISBN: 0713991887
ISBN13: 978-0713991888
language: English
Subcategory: Psychology and Counseling
ISBN: 0030046165
ISBN13: 978-0030046162
language: English
Subcategory: Mathematics
ISBN: 9004099700
ISBN13: 978-9004099708
language: English
Subcategory: Music