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The Logic of the Cultural Sciences by Ernst Cassirer


Cassirer embarks on a profound exploration of the intellectual foundations of the humanities, offering insightful reflections on culture and human nature amidst the tumultuous backdrop of his era.

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In “The Logic of the Cultural Sciences,” Ernst Cassirer, a German Jew dwelling in the shadows of a tumultuous era, weaves a profound meditation on the intellectual foundations of the humanities, engaging in a dialectical dance with the philosophical currents of his time. Crafted as a response to the crises of his age, this work stands as a testament to Cassirer’s enduring quest to unravel the mysteries of human culture, offering a reimagining and culmination of his seminal opus, “The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms.”

Through five interconnected studies, Cassirer navigates the labyrinthine corridors of human thought, delineating the fundamental perspectives that underpin the humanities and contributing fresh insights to ongoing debates about culture and human nature. S. G. Lofts’s translation faithfully captures the nuances of Cassirer’s original German prose, preserving the echoes of philosophical discourse that permeated his era.

With each page, Cassirer invites readers on a journey of intellectual exploration, probing the essence of symbolic expression and the intricate interplay between culture and cognition. As readers delve into Cassirer’s labyrinthine prose, they are drawn into a world of intellectual intrigue, where the boundaries between disciplines blur and the true nature of human understanding comes into focus, echoing the timeless wisdom of great philosophical inquiry.

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The Logic of the Cultural Sciences


Ernst Cassirer


Ernst Cassirer

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ISBN/EAN        9780300081152