Friday, December 19, 2003

Review of Ernst Cassirer's Language and Myth

Ernst Cassirer's Language and Myth has been around a long time, and actually makes for a bit of interesting reading. It is interesting to explore the relationship between man's myths, and the language he uses. The book traces myths and words, and understanding and the way it all relates.

It is a bit hard to figure out the real point to the book, and I am not sure there is much philosophical gain to be had from reading it, but Cassirer was extremely competent, and deserves a fair hearing.