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The Hero of Enlightenment

Gideon Freudenthal

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Ernst Cassirer's theses concerning the victory of Fascism in Germany proposed in his book The Myth of the State. It aims to resolve the incompatibility of the pluralism of ... More


General Covariance and the “Relativized A Priori”: Two Roads from Kant

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A tension within Kant’s Transcendental Analytic, regarding the combination of the “active” faculty of understanding with the “passive” faculty of sensibility, underlies the distinct appraisals in ... More


Translating the Symbol: Warburg and Cassirer

Christopher D. Johnson

in Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter illustrates why Warburg is keener to underscore the psychological play of polarities than to insist on their resolution into a stable third term—in other words, why and how Warburg ... More


The Myth of the State Revisited: Ernst Cassirer and Modern Political Theory

Joseph Mali

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reevaluates Ernst Cassirer's The Myth of the State and its legacy in modern political theory. It suggests that while Cassirer had contributed to the epochal discovery of myth as a “new ... More


History and Philosophy in Ernst Cassirer's System of Symbolic Forms

Fabien Capeillères

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter, which examines the treatment of philosophy and history in Ernst Cassirer's theory of symbolic forms, analyzes the nature of history as a symbolic form, how history became a rigorous ... More


Cassirer’s Cosmopolitan Nationalism

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter eight shows how Cassirer’s life and work bore out the political implications of the Warburg circle and, in particular, the substantive connection between Hamburg, the Weimar Republic, and ... More


Practicing “Intertextuality”: Ernst Cassirer and Hermann Cohen on Myth and Monotheism

Almut Sh. Bruckstein

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the influence of Hermann Cohen on Ernst Cassirer's work on myth and monotheism. It suggests that Cohen's reading of Jewish literature was a formative influence on Cassirer's ... More


Ernst Cassirer on Nicholas of Cusa: Between Conjectural Knowledge and Religious Pluralism

Yossef Schwartz

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Ernst Cassirer's concept of religion both generally as it fits within his theory and specifically in relation to the historical problematization of European secularization, the ... More


Ernst Cassirer's Theory of Myth: On the Ethico-Political Dimension of His Debate with Martin Heidegger

Jeffrey Andrew Barash

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Martin Heidegger's criticism on Ernst Cassirer's theory of myth, which it shows highlighted fundamental differences in their respective orientations to Western rationality. It ... More


Sacred Kingship and Political Fiction: Ernst Kantorowicz, Carl Schmitt, Ernst Cassirer, and Walter Benjamin

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Ernst Kantorowicz’s history of political theology in The King’s Two Bodies in relation to the work of Carl Schmitt on the one hand and Ernst Cassirer on the other. It proposes ... More


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