Cassirer’s Revision of Cohen
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- Hermann Cohen; Ernst Cassirer; function and substance; Marc-Wogau; symbol
Ernst Cassirer has been proclaimed a follower of Hermann Cohen. However, Cassirer modified the basic concepts of Cohen’s theory of knowledge, so that Cassirer’s philosophical positions in many aspects actually stand in opposition to Cohen’s. Although Cassirer did follow Cohen’s methodology coherently, in that path he refuted the main positions of his teacher. Cohen’s philosophical task was forwarding Kant’s critical method to construct a theory of knowledge. He aimed not only to renew Kant’s method in the way he interpreted it, but also to revise, in accordance with Kant’s method, the uncritical positions of Kant's own theory of knowledge. Cohen’s methodology was intended to achieve this goal. In following his teacher’s task, however, Cassirer developed a set of functional concepts which coherently reveal and overturn the uncritical positions in the theory of knowledge, including the one essential for Cohen himself. Consequently, it may be said, Cassirer “revises” Cohen’s system in a same way that Cohen revised Kant.
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TY - CONF AU - Ira Irit Katsur PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Cassirer’s Revision of Cohen BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 170 EP - 175 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.40 DO - 10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.40 ID - Katsur2019/07 ER -