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PHILOSOPHY OF ERNST CASSIRER AND ACADEMIC STUDY OF ESOTERICISM

Panin Stanislav Alexandrovich
D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
philosophy of symbolic forms, magic, mythology, esoteric studies

Abstract
The article is dedicated to the works of Ernst Cassirer and his “philosophy of symbolic forms” as a methodology for esoteric studies. The author analyzes Cassirer’s understanding of magic as a fundamental social praxis in the context of mythological thinking and importance of Cassirer’s ideas for contemporary scholars of esotericism.

Keywords: esoteric studies, magic, mythology, philosophy of symbolic forms


Category: Philosophy

Article reference:
Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer and academic study of esotericism // Humanities scientific researches. 2015. № 11 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://human.snauka.ru/en/2015/11/12998

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