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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


Basis Phenomena

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/9780300083316.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on Cassirer's conception of basis phenomena, the understanding of which requires not only a description of the three basis phenomena—I, act, and the work—but also an explanation ... More


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