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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


The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Thomas Ryckman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The general theory of relativity (1915) was also a defining event for 20th century philosophy of science. During the decisive first ten years of the theory’s existence, two main tendencies dominated ... 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


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


Kulturphilosophie in Weimar Modernism

John Michael Krois

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Weimar Republic was one of the most fertile epochs in German philosophy, and its effects are still being felt today. The call for “new thinking” was shared by otherwise disparate approaches. The ... More


Ernst Casirer’s Enlightenment: An Exchange with Bruce Mazlish

Robert Wokler and Christopher Brooke

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

in Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a treatment of Cassirer's account of the Enlightenment, Die Philosophie der Aufklärung. First, it shows that his text does indeed encapsulate the Enlightenment Project, in the ... 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


Synderesis: The “Bruno-Reise”

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/9780801477423.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter traces how Warburg came to view Giordano Bruno's cosmography, imagery, and biography as confirming the central motifs of the Mnemosyne project. It details Warburg's and Gertrud Bing's ... More


A New Start—The English Publishing House Bruno Cassirer Oxford (1940–90): A Bibliographical Examination

Rahel E. Feilchenfeldt

in Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687558
eISBN:
9780191827266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687558.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter traces the experience of Berlin publisher and refugee Bruno Cassirer and his family, who, under the protection of the English publisher Faber & Faber, managed to re-establish their ... 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


The Logic of Reflection in Nakai Masakazu

Michael Lucken

in Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

An original interpretation of creation and imitation by a Japanese philosopher


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 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


Unfree Black Labor: The Telos of History and the Struggle against Racialized Capitalism

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/9780823232505.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter attempts to resymbolize apartheid and examines the history of South Africa under the narration of black unfree labor. It explains the negative impact of colonization on the black ... More


Conclusion: Freedom and Mystery—the Peripathetic Nature of Language

Boris Gasparov

in Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de Saussure's Philosophy of Language and Its Early Romantic Antecedents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157803
eISBN:
9780231504454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157803.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This concluding chapter sums up the principal ingredients of Saussure's intellectual world: its drive for differentiations, inherited from the age of empiricism; a reductive epistemological critique ... More


Philosophical Debates on General Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter addresses the philosophical debate surrounding general relativity in its formative period, from Einstein's own writings on methodological and epistemological aspects of the theory to the ... More


Holding It Together: Eugenio Garin

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews and contextualizes the early career of Eugenio Garin (1909-2004), who, alongside Hans Baron and Paul Oskar Kristeller, is considered one of the foremost Renaissance scholars of ... 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


Life and Spirit

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/9780300083316.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the central distinction of Cassirer's metaphysics—life (Leben) and spirit (Geist). Cassirer understands all metaphysical systems of the twentieth century as tending in one or ... More


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