Download PDF by Gregory S. Moss: Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language

By Gregory S. Moss

ISBN-10: 0739186221

ISBN-13: 9780739186220

Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language examines the crucial arguments in Cassirer’s first quantity of the Philosophy of Symbolic kinds. Gregory Moss demonstrates either how Cassirer defends language as an self reliant cultural shape and the way he borrows the concept that of the “concrete common” from G. W. F. Hegel with a purpose to advance an idea of cultural autonomy. whereas Cassirer rejected components of Hegel’s method so as to guard the autonomy of language, he additionally chanced on it essential to include parts of Hegel’s solution to retailer the Kantian paradigm from the pitfalls of skepticism. Moss advocates for the continued relevance of Cassirer’s paintings on language by means of situating it inside within the context of latest linguistics and modern philosophy. This ebook offers a brand new application for investigating Cassirer’s paintings at the other kinds of cultural symbolism in his Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, by way of exhibiting how the autonomy of tradition is among the prime questions motivating Cassirer’s philosophy of tradition. With an intensive comparability of Cassirer’s conception of symbolism to different dominant theories from the 20th century, together with Heidegger and Wittgenstein, this e-book offers useful perception for reports in philosophy of language, semiotics, epistemology, pyscholinguistics, continental philosophy, Neo-Kantian philosophy, and German idealism.

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