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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2006 within the topic Philosophy - Philosophy of the current, grade: 1,7, college of Osnabrück, direction: Philosophie, language: English, summary: Seeing shadows just like the prisoners within the cave of Plato’s simile1, that’s what lifetime of guy will be like if he had now not the emblem. with no symbols, mans existence will be constrained in the limits of his organic wishes and his functional pursuits, hence now not differentiating himself from different species2. In his “Essay on Man”, Ernst Cassirer examines man’s efforts to appreciate himself and to accommodate the issues of his universe via a construction and use of symbols.
He analyzes the most important symbolic different types of human firm: Language, delusion, artwork, faith, historical past, and technology. He discusses those matters with the aid of nice thinkers of all occasions, making annotations on what, in every one second, those people idea. He explains the viewpoint of Philosophers, Biologists, Naturalists, Physicists and so forth, and translates them in a really specific means, to make the reader comprehend his aspect. He is going from Heraclitus to Kierkegaard and Einstein. This essay is an efficient synthesis of the power of guy to solve human difficulties via the straightforward use of his brain via symbols.3
I have selected 3 chapters that stuck my awareness. i'm going to synthesize what for me is a logo by way of taking a look into bankruptcy II, “A clue to the character of guy: the emblem” and bankruptcy III, “From animal reactions to human responses”.
1 Cassirer, Essay on guy. P 41
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3 Cassirer, Essay on guy, again review.

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