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The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms

Volume 1: Language

Ernst Cassirer, Ralph Manheim (Translated by), Charles W. Hendel (Contributions by)


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“An outstanding contribution to epistemology and to the human power of abstraction.”—F.I.G. Rawlins, Nature

The Symbolic Forms has long been considered by many who knew it in the original German as the greatest of Ernst Cassirer's works. Into it, he poured all the resources of his vast learning about language and myth, religion, art, and science—the various creative symbolizing activities and constructions through which mankind has expressed itself and given intelligible objective form to the human experience.

Yale University Press, 9780300000375, 342pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 1965