Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899-1919

Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899-1919

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Recovering a lost world of the politics of science in Imperial Germany, Gregory B. Moynahan approaches the life and work of the philosopher and historian Ernst Cassirer (1874a€“1945) from a revisionist perspective, using this framework to redefine the origins of twentieth-century critical historicism and critical theory. The only text in English to focus on the first half of the polymath Cassirera€™s career and his role in the Marburg School, this volume illuminates one of the most important a€“ and in English, least-studied a€“ reform movements in Imperial Germany.Cassirer begins the book by attacking any essential definition, any a€œProcrustean bed, a€ as he puts it, from which to develop the ... The Essay on Man functions as a sort of practical prolegomena to Cassirera#39;s philosophy for a primarily Northanbsp;...


Title:Ernst Cassirer and the Critical Science of Germany, 1899-1919
Author: Gregory B. Moynahan
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2013
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