Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture by Edward Skidelsky

By Edward Skidelsky

This is the 1st English-language highbrow biography of the German-Jewish thinker Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945), a number one determine at the Weimar highbrow scene and one of many final and most interesting representatives of the liberal-idealist culture. Edward Skidelsky strains the advance of Cassirer's proposal in its ancient and highbrow atmosphere. He offers Cassirer, the writer of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, as a defender of the liberal excellent of tradition in an more and more fragmented global, and as somebody who grappled with the opposing forces of clinical positivism and romantic vitalism. Cassirer's paintings could be obvious, Skidelsky argues, as supplying a possible solution to the continued clash among the "two cultures" of technology and the humanities--and among the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy. the 1st accomplished research of Cassirer in English in 20 years, this ebook might be of serious curiosity to analytic and continental philosophers, highbrow historians, political and cultural theorists, and historians of twentieth-century Germany.

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