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Cassirer, Ernst (1874–1945)

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List of works

  • Cassirer, E. (1906, 1907, 1920) Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit (The Problem of Knowledge in Philosophy and Science in the Modern Age), Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 3 vols.

    (History of the problem of knowledge from Nicholas of Cusa through in Hegel and Neo-Kantian systems of philosophy.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1910) Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff. Untersuchungen über die Grundfragen der Erkenntniskritik, Berlin: Bruno Cassirer; trans. W.M. Swabey and M.C. Swabey, in Substance and Function and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Chicago, IL: Open Court, 1923.

    (Cassirer’s philosophy of science, showing how the functional concept reflects the thought-form of modern science.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1923–9) Philosophie der symbolischen Formen, Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 3 vols; trans. R. Manheim, The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 3 vols, 1955–7: vol. 1, Language; vol. 2, Mythical Thought; vol. 3, The Phenomenology of Knowledge.

    (The major statement of Cassirer’s systematic philosophy.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1925) Sprache und Mythos. Ein Beitrag zum Problem der Götternamen, vol. 6 of Studien der Bibliothek Warburg, Leipzig: Teubner; trans. S.K. Langer, Language and Myth, New York: Harper & Bros, 1946.

    (Study of the interconnections of the symbolic forms.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1927) Individuum und Kosmos in der Philosophie der Renaissance, vol. 10 of Studien der Bibliothek Warburg, Leipzig: Teubner; trans. M. Domandi, The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy, New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

    (The major themes that unify Renaissance philosophy, with an emphasis on Nicholas of Cusa.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1932a) Die Platonische Renaissance in England und die Schule von Cambridge, vol. 24 of Studien der Bibliothek Warburg, Leipzig: Teubner; trans. J.P. Pettegrove, The Platonic Renaissance in England, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, and Edinburgh: Nelson, 1953.

    (Emphasis on the Cambridge Platonists and Shaftesbury.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1932b) Die Philosophie der Aufklärung, Tübingen: Mohr; trans. F.C.A. Koelln and J.P. Pettegrove, The Philosophy of the Enlightenment, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1951.

    (The unity of the Enlightenment’s views of nature, religion, aesthetics and the state.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1942) Zur Logik der Kulturwissenschaften. Fünf Studien, vol. 47 of Götesborgs Högskolas Arsskrift, Göteborg: Wettergren & Kerbers; trans. C.S. Howe, The Logic of the Humanities, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1961.

    (Five essays on the nature of the humanities, especially the differences between concept-formation in the sciences and the humanities.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1944) An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Cassirer’s summary of his philosophy of symbolic forms and the conception of human nature presupposed by it.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1946) The Myth of the State, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Historical and systematic analysis of the modern state employing Cassirer’s conception of mythical thought.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1950) The Problem of Knowledge: Philosophy, Science and History since Hegel, trans. from the German manuscript of 1940 by W.H. Woglom and C.W. Handel, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press; German edn, Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit. Von Hegels Tod bis zur Gegenwart (1832–1932). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1957.

    (The final volume of Das Erkenntnisproblem, see above.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1979) Symbol, Myth, and Culture: Essays and Lecturers of Ernst Cassirer 1935–1945, ed. D.P. Verene, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Essays and lectures from the last decade of Cassirer’s life left in manuscript at the time of his death.)

  • Cassirer, E. (1995) Zur Metaphysik der symbolischen Formen, ed. J.M. Krois, vol. 1 of Nachgelassene Manuskripte und Texte, ed. J.M. Krois and O. Schwemmer, Hamburg: Meiner; trans. and ed. J.M. Krois and D.P. Verene as The Metaphysics of Symbolic Logic, vol. 4. of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.

    (The fourth volume of Cassirer’s major work (written in 1928), with further text on the conception of ‘basis-phenomena’ (written c.1940) left in manuscript at his death.)

References and further reading

  • Braun, H.-J. et al. (eds) (1988) Über Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophie der Symbolischen Formen (On Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms), Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

    (Essays by European scholars on major themes in Cassirer’s philosophy. From an international conference held in 1986 in Zurich.)

  • Eggers, W. and Mayer, S. (1988) Ernst Cassirer: An Annotated Bibliography, New York: Garland.

    (Comprehensive bibliography of writings by and about Cassirer; annotations are uneven.)

  • Hamburg, C.H. (1964) ‘A Cassirer–Heidegger Seminar’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 25: 208–222.

    (Account of the exchange between Cassirer and Heidegger in 1929 at Davos, Switzerland.)

  • Heidegger, M. (1928) Review of Das mythische Denken by E. Cassirer, Deutsche Literaturzeitung 21: 1000–1012; trans. J.G. Hart and J.C. Maraldo, ‘Book Review of Ernst Cassirer’s Mythical Thought’, in The Piety of Thinking: Essays by Martin Heidegger, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1976.

    (Heidegger’s review of volume 2 of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms.)

  • Krois, J.M. (1987) Cassirer: Symbolic Forms and History, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Definitive study of the various aspects of Cassirer’s philosophy.)

  • Langer, S.K. (1974) ‘De Profondis’, Revue Internationale de Philosophie 28: 449–455.

    (Comparison of Cassirer’s and Freud’s views of the symbol, by a philosopher who was greatly influenced by Cassirer.)

  • Schilpp, P.A. (1949) The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer, Evanston, IL: The Library of Living Philosophers, Inc.

    (Twenty-three essays on aspects of Cassirer’s thought, a biographical essay and a bibliography of his writings to 1946.)

  • Verene, D.P. (1969) ‘Kant, Hegel and Cassirer: The Origins of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms’, Journal of the History of Ideas 30: 33–46.

    (Assesses the extent to which both Kant and Hegel are sources for Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms.)

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