Symbolic Forms and Cultural Studies
Ernst Cassirer's Theory of Culture
318 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in
- Published: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014
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Cassirer thought of culture anthropologically as the entire complex of human modes of meaning and existence: it encompassed science, technology, language, and social life in addition to art, religion, and philosophy. This conception of culture and Cassirer’s theory of symbolism anticipated much of later cultural theory. In this collection of essays, eminent Cassirer scholars examine the many different aspects of his thinking on this subject and demonstrate how pioneering and important it is to cultural studies.