An essay on man: An introduction to a philosophy of human by Ernst Cassirer

By Ernst Cassirer

One of the 20th century’s maximum philosophers offers the result of his lifetime research of man’s cultural achievements.  An Essay on Man is an unique synthesis of up to date wisdom, a distinct interpretation of the highbrow drawback of our time, and an excellent vindication of man’s skill to solve human difficulties by means of the brave use of his mind.  


What the thinkers of the prior have considered the human race, what will be acknowledged of its artwork, language, and capacities for sturdy and evil within the mild of contemporary wisdom are mentioned via an outstanding thinker who had a profound event of the prior and of his personal time.


“Ernst Cassirer…had an extended status foreign acceptance in philosophy…. This suggestive quantity now makes on hand the substance of his aspect of view.”  --Irwin Edman, New York bring in Tribune


“The top and so much mature expression of his thought.”—Journal of Philosophy

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Ahrastànì, Milal Aristotle, Metaphysics NaΩìf ’s Arabic translation of Metaphysics A in Averroes’ Tafsìr [12] (p. e. of the sensible things], being anterior to them. [13] (p. 79, 13b–14) Socrates posited the definitions only in absolute terms, without considering the sensible and the non-sensible; Plato, on the contrary, believed that he had assigned them to the non-sensible, and therefore he established them as common models. (M, 4, 1078b30–32) But Socrates did not make the universals or the definitions exist apart; his successors, however, gave them separate existence, and this was the kind of thing they called Ideas.

1531, 2, bottom of page); p. 1552, 9–13 (= 1071a32–34), “second translation” (cp. the marginal translation at p. 1549, 3–4, bottom of page); p. 1553, 2–4 (= 1071a34–35), “second translation” (cp. the marginal translation at p. 1549, 5, bottom of page); p. 1554, 6–8, p. 1555, 3 (= 1071a36–b1), “other translation” (cp. the marginal translation at pp. 1549, 5–1550, 2, bottom of page). Also the passage of the “third translation” that Averroes quotes at pp. 1525, 10–1526, 1 (= 1070b24–25) is significantly similar to the corresponding locus in the marginal translation (p.

Averroes], they are [in] the translation by Us†àΔ, except for the treatise designated as “A Major”. The last treatise that happens to be [translated] by Us†àΔ [in Averroes’ Tafsìr] is “L”. [The translation of ] treatise “A Major” is due to NaΩìf b. 22 Thus, section [a] deals with the Arabic translations of the last two books of the Metaphysics (M and N), not commented upon by Averroes. Section [b], on the other hand, takes into account the Arabic translations of the books commented upon by Averroes.

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