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Schwemmer, Nachgelassene Manuskripte und Texte. Interdisciplinarity necessary for the research of many issues and manifestations of language makes historical reflections on the disciplines indispensable. The mathematical concept of a differential shows us how this can be done, for the differential at a point in the domain of a given function indicates how it is to be continued on succeeding points. For Moss, it is particularly important to highlight the Hegelian themes in Cassirer's view because he thinks these tend to be overshadowed by a Neo-Kantian reading of Cassirer vii.

The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. Hegel had conceived nature Natur and spirit Geist as two different expressions of a single divine infinite Reason, which manifests itself temporally from two different points of view. Translated as Being and Time.

Similarly, there is no essential difference in efficacy between the living and the dead, between waking experiences and dreams, between the name of an object and the object itself, and so on. The second issue relates to Moss's claim that Cassirer thinks language is autonomous in the sense that it is an independent symbolic form upon which all other forms depend. Philosophie der symbolischen Formen.

Zu den Grundlagen transzendentaler Wissenschafts- und Kulturtheorie. Symbolic Forms and History.

The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms

Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger. While there is much more that could be said by way of detail, in what remains I want to flag three concerns I have about Moss's book.

Though ambitious, readers may find it challenging to use one of Cassirer's preferred metaphors to find Ariadne's thread as they work their way through Moss's book. Moss advocates for the continuing relevance of Cassirer's work on language by situating it within in the context of contemporary linguistics and contemporary philosophy. Students and scholars concerned with the philosophy of language will find this work most useful. Defending this claim is Moss's primary goal in Chapter Thirteen.

Hegel had conceived

Translated as Substance and Function. In so doing, Moss weakens the central role Cassirer takes myth and the expressive function to play in our experience of the world. This is particularly important since Kant and Hegel are indispensable for any deeper understanding of Cassirer. To this end, Moss endeavors to elucidate one of the central aspects of Cassirer's philosophy of language, viz. In Chapters Two through Five, Moss discusses the historical primarily Kantian and Hegelian background that he takes to inform Cassirer's approach to language and culture.