Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language

2015.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregory S. Moss, Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language, Lexington Books, 2015, 262pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregory S. Moss, Ernst Cassirer and the Autonomy of Language, Lexington Books, 2015, 262pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739186220. Reviewed by Samantha Matherne, University of California, Santa Cruz In the past two decades, there has been something of a renaissance in the study of Ernst Cassirer. Thanks to the early work by John Michael Krois and more recent work by Michael Friedman, S. G. Lofts, Peter Gordon, among others, Cassirer's writings are again garnering attention from those interested in both his philosophy of mathematics and science and his philosophy of culture. Gregory Moss aims to make a further contribution to this trend by focusing our attention on Cassirer's philosophy of language. To this end, Moss endeavors to elucidate one of the central aspects of Cassirer's philosophy of language, viz., his commitment to the autonomy of language. Moss's book includes sixteen chapters. In Chapter One, he. . .

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