Ernst Cassirer – a modern humanist

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Abstract

In the paper I discuss how Cassirer's contention, that as philosophers we should adhere to humanist ideals as guiding threads of our work, is played out by himself in his historical, systematic and "wissenschaftstheoretische" endeavours. The importance of Cassirer's process philosophy and relational epistemology is underlined and I argue that his historical works are best read as interventions in the societal context into which they were written. This strategy of Cassirer's revisionist tak on the history of philosophy is critically discussed at the end of the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date21 Jan 2020
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020

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