An Essay on Man

An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture

Ernst Cassirer

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“The best and most mature expression of [Cassirer's] thought.”—Journal of Philosophy

"No reader of this book can fail to be struck by the grandeur of its program or by the sensitive humanism of the author."—Ernest Nagel, The Humanist

One of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers presents the results of his lifetime study of man’s cultural achievements.  An Essay on Man is an original synthesis of contemporary knowledge, a unique interpretation of the intellectual crisis of our time, and a brilliant vindication of man’s ability to resolve human problems by the courageous use of his mind.  

What the thinkers of the past have thought of the human race, what can be said of its art, language, and capacities for good and evil in the light of modern knowledge are discussed by a great philosopher who had a profound experience of the past and of his own time.

“Not only a master of exposition but a man of catholic interests and many-sided erudition....The student of Cassirer's philosophy must from now on turn to the Essay on Man as the best-balanced and most mature expression of his thought.”—Journal of Philosophy

"No reader of this book can fail to be struck by the grandeur of its program or by the sensitive humanism of the author."—Ernest Nagel, The Humanist

"A rare work of philosophy and a rare work of art."—Tomorrow

"A wise and readable book by a great philosopher on an urgent and timely theme."—Theology Today
ISBN: 9780300000344
Publication Date: September 10, 1962
250 pages, 5.25 x 8.25
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The Problem of Knowledge

Philosophy, Science, and History Since Hegel

Ernst Cassirer; Translated by William H.

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The Warburg Years (1919-1933)

Essays on Language, Art, Myth, and Technology

Ernst Cassirer; Translated and with an Introduction by S.

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The Myth of the State

Ernst Cassirer; Foreword by Charles W. Hendel

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The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms

Volume 1: Language

Ernst Cassirer; Translated by Ralph Manheim; With contribut

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The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms

Volume 2: Mythical Thought

Ernst Cassirer; Translated by Ralph Manheim; With contribut

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