|aSymbol, myth, and culture :|bessays and lectures of Ernst Cassirer, 1935-1945 /|cedited by Donald Phillip Verene.
|aNew Haven :|bYale University Press ;|aTaipei :|bYeh Yeh,|c1986
|axii, 304 p. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aThe concept of philosophy as a philosophical problem.--Critical idealism as a philosophy of culture.--Descartes, Leibniz, and Vico.--Hegel's theory of the State.--The philosophy of history.--Language and art I.--Language and art II.--The educational value of art.--Philosophy and politics.--Judaism and the modern political myths.--The technique of our modern political myths.--Reflections on the concept of group and the theory of perception.
The papers in this volume of Ernst Cassirer's unpublished works give insight into the major issues that engaged Cassirer's interest between 1935 and 1945. Ernst Cassirer has been read and studied by generations of students, and in this book they will find illuminations, in a more informal voice, of the major themes in Cassirer's work. New readers will be introduced to the great issues that occupied the interest of one of the twentieth century's most widely read philosophers.