Ernst Cassirer
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Philosophy of Science
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Synopsis:
  • The human mind is a symbolic system
  • Understanding the world is turning it into symbols
  • Animals live in the world
  • Humans live in a symbolic representation of the world
  • All cultural artifacts are symbolic forms that mediate between the individual's consciousness and the world/nature
  • Cultural artifacts are not products but functions
  • Evolution from mythos to logos:
  • Language and myth were originally one
  • They split and myth led to art while language led to logic
  • Symbols are built on Kant-like innate categories

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