New PDF release: About the Symbol in Cassirer´s: Essay on Man (Philosophy of

By Clemens Bauer

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2006 within the topic Philosophy - Philosophy of the current, grade: 1,7, collage of Osnabrück, path: Philosophie, language: English, summary: Seeing shadows just like the prisoners within the cave of Plato’s simile1, that’s what lifetime of guy will be like if he had no longer the emblem. with out symbols, mans lifestyles will be restrained in the limits of his organic wishes and his useful pursuits, therefore no longer differentiating himself from different species2. In his “Essay on Man”, Ernst Cassirer examines man’s efforts to appreciate himself and to house the issues of his universe via a production and use of symbols.
He analyzes the most important symbolic different types of human company: Language, fantasy, artwork, faith, historical past, and technological know-how. He discusses those topics with the aid of nice thinkers of all occasions, making annotations on what, in every one second, those individuals concept. He explains the perspective of Philosophers, Biologists, Naturalists, Physicists and so on, and translates them in a really special manner, to make the reader comprehend his element. He is going from Heraclitus to Kierkegaard and Einstein. This essay is an effective synthesis of the facility of guy to solve human difficulties by way of the straightforward use of his brain via symbols.3
I have selected 3 chapters that stuck my cognizance. i'm going to synthesize what for me is a logo by way of taking a look into bankruptcy II, “A clue to the character of guy: the logo” and bankruptcy III, “From animal reactions to human responses”.
1 Cassirer, Essay on guy. P 41
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