Ernst Cassirer

1874 - 1945

Ernst Cassirer

Ernst Alfred Cassirer (; German: [ˈʔɛɐ̯nst kaˈsiːʁɐ]; July 28, 1874 – April 13, 1945) was a German philosopher. Trained within the Neo-Kantian Marburg School, he initially followed his mentor Hermann Cohen in attempting to supply an idealistic philosophy of science. After Cohen's death, Cassirer developed a theory of symbolism and used it to expand phenomenology of knowledge into a more general philosophy of culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Cassirer has received more than 269,778 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 156th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ernst Cassirer ranks 155 out of 1,005Before him are Jean Baudrillard, Baron d'Holbach, Ferdinand Tönnies, Louis Althusser, Carl Schmitt, and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. After him are Max Horkheimer, Marquis de Condorcet, Marshall McLuhan, Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Emmanuel Levinas.

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Among people born in 1874, Ernst Cassirer ranks 11Before him are Arnold Schoenberg, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Johannes Stark, and Chaim Weizmann. After him are Edward Thorndike, Max Scheler, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Alexander Kolchak, and Carl Bosch. Among people deceased in 1945, Ernst Cassirer ranks 18Before him are Anton Webern, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, Wilhelm Canaris, Vidkun Quisling, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After him are Subhas Chandra Bose, Johan Huizinga, Paul Valéry, Pietro Mascagni, Irma Grese, and Clara Petacci.

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Among people born in Poland, Ernst Cassirer ranks 43 out of 930Before him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Kurt Lewin (1890), Andrzej Wajda (1926), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), and Marie Leszczyńska (1703). After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Rudolf Virchow (1821), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), and Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941).


Among philosophers born in Poland, Ernst Cassirer ranks 3Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer (1788) and Johann Gottfried Herder (1744). After him are Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Christian Wolff (1679), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Alfred Tarski (1901), Heinrich Rickert (1863), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Paul Tillich (1886), Günther Anders (1902), and Roman Ingarden (1893).

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