Tag Archives: Cassirer

Experience Is Structured Along Subject And Object Poles

Logic Of The Spontaneous Organization Of Activity In The Thought Of Piaget “There seems to be little evidence that Cassirer, Mead, and Piaget ever had much direct influence on one another. This makes all the more interesting their convergence on … Continue reading

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Is Identity Somehow Intrinsic Within Reality Or Is It Man Made?

Thanks for this question Morpheus. In answering your question I am actually able to communicate some of the philosophy that took me years to develop. This question is especially meaningful to me. Identity/structure is intrinsic in nature and mind. I … Continue reading

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Human Spirit’s Self-Liberation

The Next Level—Our Modern Episteme Jan. ’12 Pre-moderns (the human spirit’s pursuit of self-liberation), as participating agents in an environment conceived holistically, objectify mind and culture in and through creative acts of differentiation. This process evolves out of the acquisition … Continue reading

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Pursuit Of Self-Liberation

The Evolution Of Symbolic Forms Jan. ’80 Myth, or the mythical-religious consciousness of man, for Cassirer, is understood to be the proto-reality out of which symbolic forms evolve e.g. language, art, religion, science etc. These symbolic forms, in turn, are … Continue reading

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Teaching The Boys How To Understand The Conversation In Thin Air

Space, As A Phenomena That We Ascribe To Nature According To Law,–Is A Geometrical Presupposition Discussion In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “Slow down,” I said, “I need to know if I’m keeping up with you guy’s or not. Are … Continue reading

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Even More Important–Use Value

Conversation In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “So what are you saying,” I interrupted, “How exactly did Cassirer rescue us?” “I’m saying,” said Noel, “that the conceptual symbolic form, the one that reduces everything to the lowest possible denominator, is … Continue reading

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Most Important—What An Event Means

Conversation In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “I read somewhere,” said Noel, “that in the world of space-time nothing changes; that all that has been and all that will be just ‘is.’ Like in a crystal ball, everything in space-time … Continue reading

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In Science The Stabilizing Objective Tendency Predominates

Conversation In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “You see, it’s all about time and place,” the Philosophy Professor said, “a time to move forward and a place to rebel, a time to attack and place to settle down. Einstein had … Continue reading

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Ernst Cassirer—The Functioning Of Symbolic Forms

Conversation In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “Yeah, I think some of this stuff is coming back to me now,” I said. “I’m beginning to remember why I liked Cassirer.” “In the early history of myth and magic,” said Noel, … Continue reading

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The Ordering And Differentiating Of Particulars

Conversation In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “And, what principles did Cassirer take to be a priori anyway,” I said. “Obviously Kant’s space and time had to go, but causality and relation, I suppose, they could stay. Right?” Woe, too … Continue reading

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