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By Thora Ilin Bayer

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This book—the first statement on Ernst Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms—provides an creation to the metaphysical perspectives that underlie the philosopher's conceptions of symbolic shape and human tradition. Thora Ilin Bayer makes a speciality of the that means of cassirer's declare that philosophy isn't itself a symbolic shape however the suggestion round which all points of human task are visible as an entire. Underlying the symbolic varieties are Cassirer's metaphysical ideas, spirit (Geist) and existence, which engage to supply the truth of the human global. Bayer exhibits how those ideas of Cassirer's early philosophy are attached with the phenomenology of his later philosophy, which facilities on his belief of 'basis phenomena'—self, will, and paintings.

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The dialectical process of spirit is apparent in the mediacy of the symbolic forms. The forms are mediated by spirit, and ‘‘only by virtue of this mediacy, in the creation and destruction of these forms (dialectical process . . ), can spirit come to possess and know itself ’’ (; ). Each symbolic form is a mediator of spirit and life, whereas all symbolic forms are mediated through spirit’s dialectical activity. In this activity, spirit comes to know all its forms and all its possibilities; it comes to know itself.

53 Schweitzer remained Cassirer’s inspiration as an ethicist of culture. In this essay, Cassirer uses Schweitzer’s views to oppose the Hegelian view that philosophy is its ‘‘time apprehended in thoughts,’’ that philosophy has only a passive role in culture. Cassirer thus opposes the view that philosophy ‘‘always comes too late’’ to events. ’’ The ideals of harmony and self-knowledge that are crucial to the ‘‘courage of truth’’ can be held up by philosophy against the disintegration of culture. ‘‘But to this end,’’ Cassirer says, ‘‘philosophy must first reconstruct and regenerate itself.

The third volume presents the philosophy of symbolic forms as a phenomenological system. At one point in this volume, Cassirer gives a demonstration of the fact that the perceptually given object for consciousness is never purely given. Its nature is formed by the power of the symbol. Cassirer asks the reader to consider a Linienzug or graphlike line drawing. He says that we may apprehend this line as a purely expressive object, as we grasp the tension in its shape, feel its motion, and so forth.

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