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Balkan Journal of Philosophy

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2012

Communication

Claudiu Baciu
Pages 93-100

Language as Symbolic Form in Ernst Cassirer

In this paper I discuss Cassirer’s interpretation of language as symbolic form by looking at it from the perspective of his general functionalist conception. This functionalism was developed by Cassirer in his early work Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff in relation to an analysis of the modern science. Later, the results of this investigation evolved into a new understanding of human cultural activity as an activity of creating meanings.

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