El mito del estado

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Fondo de Cultura Económica, Jun 24, 2004 - 360 pages
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Preocupado por el sesgo de la política europea, la que desembocó en la segunda Guerra Mundial, Cassirer orientó su incansable indagar hacia la derrota del pensamiento racional. El análisis del mito y el repaso histórico de la teoría política permite deducir consecuencias: la cultura humana no es en modo alguno la cosa firmemente establecida, sino que puede conmover nuestro mundo cultural y social.

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Ernst Cassirer, a German neo-Kantian philosopher, taught at several European universities before moving to the United States and teaching at Yale (1941-1944) and Columbia universities. A prolific historian of philosophy, Cassirer was influenced by Immanuel Kant and Georg Hegel but originated his own distinctive doctrine. The centerpiece of Cassirer's thought is his theory of symbolic forms. He construed representation, the ground of symbolic form, to be essentially symbolic, fusing perceptual materials with conceptual meanings. The human species, he taught, is essentially a symbolizing animal. He maintained that symbolic forms are manifest in different modes-languages, myth, art, science, and religion. Cassirer utilized his theory of symbolic forms in the elaboration of a flexible philosophy of culture.

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