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(German kaˈsiːrər)
(Biography) Ernst (ɛrnst). 1874–1945, German neo-Kantian philosopher. The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms (1923–29) analyses the symbols that underlie all manifestations, including myths and language, of human culture


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Ernst, 1874–1945, German philosopher.
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Noun1.Cassirer - German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
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Cassirer points out that "what seems to remain as the relatively solid core" of the mythical "is simply the impression of the extraordinary, the unusual, the uncommon" (Mythical 77).
Firstly, Cohen sets out to answer the charges of those like Allan Bloom and Ernst Cassirer who argue that Rousseau demands the social engineering of citizens.
Rudolph KM, Hunter DL, Rimler RB, Cassirer EF, Foreyt WJ, DeLong WJ, et al.
1) Ernst Cassirer, The Philosophy of the Enlightenment, Princeton University Press, 1992, p.
He was not the only one interested in myth and imagination in the postwar period: the interest was broadly shared in the United States--and in Europe, under the influence of thinkers like Ernst Cassirer, Mircea Eliade, Gaston Bachelard.
There are no facts supporting those allegations," said Troutman Sanders attorney Aurora Cassirer, who represents Anglo Irish Bank in the case.
He mentions his own Poetic Diction and confirms that he had not encountered Cassirer when be wrote it (item 358; 20 [pounds sterling]).
Ernst Cassirer considere, pour sa part, la science comme une forme symbolique.
In this paper I will consider this controversy in the context of the works by Edmund Husserl and by Ernst Cassirer and propose a functional model as an alternative to the logical and the historical approaches in.
Philosopher Ernst Cassirer confirms the central importance of this concept in myth:
In Valcke's view, later interpretations, like those of Ernst Cassirer and Eugenio Garin, have followed Burckhardt's footsteps in presenting Giovanni Pico as the prototype for the Quattrocento humanist, and his Oration on the Dignity of Man--with its Promethean vision of man as master of his own destiny--as the manifesto of Renaissance humanism.
On the one hand, neither descriptive, nor structural or generative linguistics favoured semantics with its deviant and unstructured subject, as Cassirer (2003: 3) confirms by a quotation from Leech (1976: 2-9).