by Issac Kramnick (Penguin, 1995);Ernst Cassirer, , tr.
In the philosophy of , επιστημη is a body of about the of things.
His own philosophical writing, including () (1845), (1880), and (1888), provided an excellent exposition of and significantly influenced the development of the ideology of modern.
See chapter 18 on "Cassirer's Thesis" in for more.
Nor should determinism be confused with , the idea that events (including human actions) can be by immediately prior events (such as an agent's reasons, motives, desires), without being back to before the agent's birth or even back to the origin of the universe.
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But one of the essential tasks of philosophical ethics consists of showing why such an opposition does not exist, why freedom does not need to be upheld against physical causality, but instead maintains and asserts itself on its own grounds.
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"Everything has been said before", said Andre Gide, echoing La Bruyére, "but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." This is an exaggeration, but it may not be a gross exaggeration, so far as general observations about the human condition are concerned.
An Essay on Man, by Ernst Cassirer, Yale University Press, 1944
The synthesis here sought and demanded is entirely a synthesis of different elements, which, however, are not incapable of union, though they are qualitatively disparate.