Cassirer, Ernst
(1874–1945)
German neo-Kantian, who resigned as Rector of Hamburg in 1933, and subsequently taught at various universities in England and the United States. His main ambition was to develop Kant's work into a general theory of culture. This involved a general theory of symbolization, and Cassirer, although influential in his time in many areas, is best remembered for his work on varieties of ‘symbolic forms’, presented in his major work Die Philosophie der symbolischen Formen (1923–9, trs. as The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, 1953–7).

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  • Cassirer, Ernst — born July 28, 1874, Breslau, Silesia, Ger. died April 13, 1945, New York, N.Y., U.S. German philosopher and educator. He taught at the University of Berlin (1905–19) and the University of Hamburg (1919–33) before the rise of Nazism forced him to… …   Universalium

  • Cassirer, Ernst — (1874 1945)    philosopher; with Heinrich Rickert,* Ger many s leading neo Kantian between 1900 and 1930. Born in Breslau of German Jewish parentage, he studied philosophy and German literature, coming into contact with Hermann Cohen (1842 1918)… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Cassirer, Ernst — ► (1874 1945) Filósofo alemán de la escuela neokantiana. Estudió las formas de expresión del espíritu en el lenguaje, el mito, la religión y la ciencia. Destaca su obra Kant, vida y doctrina (1918). * * * (28 jul. 1874, Breslau, Silesia,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cassirer, Ernst — (1874 1945)    Philosoher of Polish origin. Born in Breslau, he studied under Hermann Cohen at the University of Marburg. In 1903 he began teaching at the University of Berlin. He published studies of Leibniz, as well as a four volume treatment… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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