ERNST CASSIRER (1874 - 1945)




  • Anthologies:

    • Symbols, Myth and Culture: Essays of Ernst Cassirer, 1935-1945.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1979.

  • Edited Works:

    • The Renaissance Philosophy of Man.  Ed. Cassirer, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and John Herman Randall, Jr.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1948.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • The Myth of the State.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1946.

    • Rousseau, Kant, Goethe.  Trans. James Guttman, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and John Herman Randall, Jr.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1945.  
      • The Question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1989.
    • An  Essay on Man: an Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1944.

      • "Art."  Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  925-943.

    • Zur Logik der Kulturwissenschaften.  Göteborg: Göteborgs Högskolas Årsskrift, 1942. 

      • The Logic of the Humanities.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1961.  Repub. as The Logic of the Cultural Sciences: Five Studies.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2000.

    • Determinismus und Indeterminismus in der modernen Physik.  Göteborg: Göteborgs Högskolas Årsskrift 42, 1936.

      • Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1956.

    • Die Philosophie der Aufklärung. Tübinen: Morh, 1932. 

      • The Philosophy of the Enlightenment.  Trans.  Fritz C. A. Koelln and James P. Pettegrove.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1951.

    • 1932. 

      • The Platonic Renaissance in England and the School of Cambridge.  Trans.  J. P. Pettegrove.  1953.

    • "Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik. Bemerkungen zu Martin Heideggers Kantinterpretation.”  Kant-Studien 36 (1931): 1-16.

      • “Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics.”  Kant: Disputed Questions.  Ed. M. Gram.  Chicago: Quadrangle, 1967.

    • Individuum und Kosmos in der Philosophie der Renaissance.  Leipzig: Teubner, 1927. 

      • Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy.  Trans. Mario Domandi.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1963.

    • Sprache und Mythos.  1925. 

      • Language and Myth.  Trans. Susanne K. Langer.  New York: Harper and Row, 1946.

    • Die Philosophie der symbolischen Formen.  Berlin: Bruno. 

      • The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms.  Trans. Ralph Mannheim.  4 Vols.  New Haven: Yale UP.

          • The Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms.  Vol. 4.  Ed. John Michael Krois and Donald Phillip Verene.  1996.

        • Phänomenologie der Erkenntnis. Vol. 3.  Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1929. 

          • The Phenomenology of Knowledge.  1957.

        • Das mythische Denken.  Vol. 2.  1925. 

          • Mythical Thought.  Trans. Ralph Mannheim.  1955.

        • Die Sprache.  Vol. 1.  1923. 

          • Language.  1953.

    • Zur Einsteinschen Relativitätstheorie. Erkenntnistheoretische Betrachtungen.  Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1921.

      • Einstein's Theory of Relativity.  Chicago: Open Court, 1923.

    • Kants Leben und Lehre.  1918.

      • Kant's Life and Thought.  Trans. James S. Haden.  Intro. Stephan Körner.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1981.

    • Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff: Untersuchungen über die Grundfragen der Erkenntniskritik.  Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1910.

      • Substance and Function.  Chicago: Open Court, 1923.

    • Das Erkenntnisproblem in der Philosophie und Wissenschaft der neueren Zeit.  2 Vols.  Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1906-1907.

      • The Problem of Knowledge: Philosophy, Science, and History Since Hegel.  Trans. W. H. Woglom and C. W. Hendel.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1950.  Rpt. 1969.

    • Leibniz’ System in seinen wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen.  Marburg: Elwert, 1902.


  • Archives:


  • Selected individual Works:




  • Anthologies:

    • Barash, Jeffrey Andrew, ed.  The Symbolic Construction of Reality: the Legacy of Ernst Cassirer.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008.

    • Schilpp, Paul Arthur, ed.  The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer.  Chicago: Open Court, 1949.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Adams, Hazard.  "The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms."  Philosophy of the Literary Symbolic.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1983.  200-242.
    • Aubenque, P.  "The 1929 debate between Cassirer and Heidegger."  Vol. 2 of M. Heidegger: Critical Assessments.  Ed. Charles McCann.  London: Routledge, 1992.  208-21.

    • Beck, L.  "Neo-Kantianism."  Vol. 5 of The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  London: Macmillan, 1967).  468-473.

    • Cristaudo, P.  "Heidegger and Cassirer: Being, Knowing, and Politics."  Kant-Studien 82.4 (1991): 469-483.

    • Friedman, Michael.  A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger.  Chicago: Open Court, 2000.

    • Gordon, Peter E.  Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2010.

    • Hamburg, Carl H.  Symbol and Myth: Studies in the Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer.  1956.

    • Hammermeister, Kai.  "Cassirer, Lukacs."  The German Aesthetic Tradition.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  153-172.

    • Itzkoff, Seymour.  Ernst Cassirer: Philosopher of Culture.  1977.

    • Keck, T. R.  Kant and Socialism: the Marburg School in Wilhelmian Germany.  Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1975.

    • Krois, John Michazel.  Cassirer, Symbolic Forms and History.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1977.

    • Lipton, D. R.  Ernst Cassirer: the Dilemma of a Liberal Intellectual in Germany, 1914-1933.  Toronto: U of Toronto, 1978.

    • Skidelsky, Edward.  Ernst Cassirer: the Last Philosopher of Culture.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008.

    • Willey, T. E.  Back to Kant: the Revival of Kantianism in German Social and Historical Thought, 1860-1914.  Detroit: , 1978.






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