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Ernst Alfred Cassirer
Cassirer in about 1935
Full name Ernst Alfred Cassirer
Born (1874-07-28)July 28, 1874
Breslau, Silesia, Prussia, German Empire
(now Wrocław, Poland)
Died April 13, 1945(1945-04-13) (aged 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Neo-Kantianism (Marburg School)
Phenomenology
Ontic structural realism
Main interests Epistemology, aesthetics
Notable ideas Philosophy of symbolic forms
Ontic structural realism

Ernst Alfred Cassirer; (July 28, 1874 – April 13, 1945) was a German philosopher. Trained within the Neo-Kantian Marburg School, he initially followed his mentor Hermann Cohen in attempting to supply an idealistic philosophy of science.

After Cohen's death, Cassirer developed a theory of symbolism and used it to expand phenomenology of knowledge into a more general philosophy of culture. Cassirer was one of the leading 20th-century advocates of philosophical idealism. His most famous work is the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms (1923–1929).


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