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I agree with Cassirer when he says that myth art language and science appear as symbols not in the sense of mere figures which refer to some given reality by means of suggestion and allegorical in the sense of forces each of which produces and posits a world of its own p 8 Cassirer believed that human beings were superior of all symbolizing animals Our achievements science religion arts history political thought religion language - they all are unique parts of our evolutionary process and help us to understand our experience and the world He believes that these symbolic forms are not imitations but organs of reality His symbolic forms both exist in the world as the evolving frames of human experience He took the special case of language Cassirer finds that the question as to its genesis has proved a veritable monkey puzzle pp 23-31 On the one hand it has become obvious that an adequate account of the genesis of language cannot begin with the symbolic forms characteristic of theoretical cognition Even the most basic distinction between name and class term requires a genetic account On the other hand some explanations as have been offered have been rooted in naive realism in the notion that structure and classification and features of the world that need only be noticed and reflected in language With the adoption of the critical standpoint these explanations wither away I agree with this point Cassirer is making I believe when Cassirer says that myth art language and science appear as symbols not in the sense of mere figures which refer to some given reality by means of suggestion and allegorical in the sense of forces each of which produces and posits a world of its own He means like -the soul speaks alas the soul doesnt speak I think that is the same thing he is
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