publication . Article . 2013

Reflections on social and religious pluralism based on the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer

Volk Dražen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Filozofija i drustvo, volume 24, pages 338-358 (issn: 0353-5738, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Library of Serbia
Abstract
The analysis of possibilities of dialogue as the prerequisite for social and religious pluralism based on Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms is the main theme of this article. In the central section, the basic elements of the philosophy of symbolic forms are briefly introduced and are followed by a portrayal of the relationship between consciousness, symbolic forms and freedom. The essay then focuses on Cassirer’s general premises for his analysis of myth and also his description of the techniques of modern political myths. These elements of Cassirer’s philosophy are put forth so as to demonstrate the relevancy of his thought with regard to the issue ...
Subjects
free text keywords: dialogue, dijalog, pluralism, pluralizam, symbolic forms, simboličke forme, svijest, sloboda, freedom, myth, mit, political myths, politički mitovi, Pluralism (political theory), Religious pluralism, Social science, Consciousness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Epistemology, Politics, Mythology, Philosophy (General), B1-5802
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