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Title: Ernst Cassirer und Benedetto Croce
Subtitle: Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes. Ein Vergleich ihrer Sprachtheorien
Written By: Sarah Dessi Schmid
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/ernst-cassirer-und-benedetto-croce-8389.html

Ernst Cassirer und Benedetto Croce – Zeitgenossen, idealistisch geprägte
Philosophen, strenge Kritiker des Positivismus – führten jahrelang einen mehr
oder weniger offenen, meist kritischen Dialog. Das vorliegende Buch ist die
erste Monographie zum Verhältnis zwischen den beiden Denkern, die sich in der
ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts der menschlichen Kultur und Geschichte und
der Sprache als ,Aktivität des Geistes‘ widmeten. Die vergleichende Darstellung
der beiden Philosophen bietet einen gründlichen Einblick in ihre Theorien und in
das Profil der Zeit sowie eine kritische Rekonstruktion eines wichtigen
Abschnitts der romanischen und der deutschen Sprachwissenschaft.
Gleichzeitig behandelt die Arbeit wichtige allgemeine sprachtheoretische
Probleme, die relevant für die aktuelle Diskussion sind: die Frage des
kommunikativ-kognitiven Wesens der Sprache und ihrer Stellung in der
Erkenntnis, die Frage des Verhältnisses von Sprache und Kultur und
allgemeiner von Natur- und Kulturwissenschaften.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783772084225
Pages: 275
Prices: Europe EURO 58.00