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Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In dialogue with Afro-Caribbean philosophy, this book seeks in Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms a new vocabulary for approaching central intellectual and political issues of our time. For ... More


Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms: A Philosophical Commentary

Thora Bayer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083316
eISBN:
9780300127171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083316.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book—a commentary on Ernst Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms—provides an introduction to the metaphysical views that underlie the philosopher's conceptions of symbolic form and human ... More


The Object of Philosophy

Thora Ilin Bayer

in Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms: A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083316
eISBN:
9780300127171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083316.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents the object of philosophy according to Cassirer—the dialectic of life and spirit. The object of philosophy in another sense is itself. Philosophy asks itself what it is, does, ... More


The Transformation of the “Transcendental Method” into a Critique of the Plurality of Cultural Formations

Sebastian Luft

in The Space of Culture: Towards a Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Culture (Cohen, Natorp, and Cassirer)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198738848
eISBN:
9780191802034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738848.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The presentation of Cassirer’s system of symbolic formation, in this chapter, is different from most other presentations, in that the chapter first lays out his system straightforwardly, without ... More


The Word Magic of Being: On the Mythical Origins of Thinking

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how Ernst Cassirer traced the powers of symbolic form within the mythic origin of thinking. Nowhere in his studies does Cassirer label the archetypes of mythical thinking with ... More


Introduction

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the philosophy of symbolic forms devised by Ernst Cassirer. Much of Cassirer's work has been neglected in the ... More


The World of Symbolic Forms: Ernst Cassirer and the Legacy of Immanuel Kant

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter traces the trajectory of Ernst Cassirer's intellectual thought and his unique relationship to thinkers in the tradition of German Idealism. It examines how Cassirer reworked the schema ... More


The Always Unfinished Project of Modernity: The Fragile Life of Symbols

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines philosophers' view on the issue concerning symbolic forms and the unfinished project of modernity. Herbert Marcuse has developed a critique that takes note of the ways in which ... More


Introduction: The Development of Cassirer's Philosophy

Thora Ilin Bayer

in Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms: A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083316
eISBN:
9780300127171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083316.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a survey of the papers that led to the publication of a volume of twelve of Cassirer's essays and lectures from the last decade of his life, Symbol, Myth, and Culture. These were pieces ... More


Media Producers

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the specialist producers of symbolic forms and their social role form the perspective of the debate about intellectuals. It argues that the operation and control by specialists ... 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 Philosophy of Symbolic Forms A Foundational Reading

Gabriel Motzkin

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/9780226036892.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter, which analyzes the foundational philosophy of Ernst Cassirer's The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, reveals that Cassirer's account of the origin of language is incoherent on his own ... More


Transformative Revolution: Repairing the Fractured Ethical World

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how colonial legacy was parasitically infected with a white consciousness that established itself though a symbolic form of anti-black racism. It discusses the work of Steve ... More


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


Warburg, Cassirer, and the Conditions of Reason

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/9780226061719.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The fourth chapter shows how Ernst Cassirer fulfilled Warburg’s vision for Hamburg as a city of serious scholarship and validated the scholarly utility of his library, the latter of which would bring ... More


Cassirer's Metaphy

Donald Phillip Verene

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/9780226036892.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter, which focuses on the metaphysics of Ernst Cassirer, analyzes whether Cassirer has a metaphysics in the sense of having a doctrine of being, and examines the meaning of his “metaphysics ... More


meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands

Rosa Linda Fregoso

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229976
eISBN:
9780520937284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229976.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book charts the dynamic and contradictory representation of Mexicanas and Chicanas in culture. This book's analysis of the cultural practices and symbolic forms that shape social identities ... More


Paradise Lost?

Nicholas Greenwood Onuf

in The Mightie Frame: Epochal Change and the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190879808
eISBN:
9780190879839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879808.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Whether there has been a transition to something new in what it is possible to think remains to be seen. In the absence of such a transition, we are unlikely to see significant changes in the ... More


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