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The Space of Culture – Towards a Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Culture (Cohen, Natorp, and Cassirer) - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Space of Culture: Towards a Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Culture (Cohen, Natorp, and Cassirer)

Sebastian Luft


This book is a presentation and defense of the philosophy of culture championed by the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism (comprised of Hermann Cohen, Paul Natorp, and Ernst Cassirer). In a historical trajectory from Cohen to Natorp and to Cassirer, this book makes a systematic case for the viability and attractiveness of a philosophy of culture in a transcendental vein, in the manner in which the Marburgers intended to broaden Kant’s approach. As a philosophical study of culture, it adheres to important Kantian tenets, while opening itself up to empirical studies of culture. As culminating Cass ... More

Keywords: philosophy of culture, the Marburg School, Hermann Cohen, Paul Natorp, Ernst Cassirer, transcendental philosophy, symbolic idealism, the space of culture

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastian Luft, author
Marquette University, Milwaukee

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Part I The Marburg School. The Basic Position: Transcendental Philosophy as Philosophy of Culture

Part II Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Formation as a Transcendental Philosophy of Culture

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