Marvin Conner
Virginia Commonwealth University
This is the first section of a five part essay dealing with economics from the perspective of Ernst Cassirer's cultural philosophy. In this first section, I try to demonstrate how the human concern with meaning is distorted in our commercial society into a purely economic sense of reality that displaces other forms of meaning. This distortion and displacement are at the heart of the social, cognitive and spiritual dysfunctions that currently plague us. The "Leverage of Meaning" will prepare the ground for the formulation of the economic as a symbolic form in order to hopefully find some guidance in Cassirer's thought for restoring economy to its rightful cultural function.
Keywords Cassirer  culture  economics  Hayek  symbolic forms  econo-centrism
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Form and Technology.S. G. Lofts & Ernst Cassirer - 2017 - In S. G. Lofts & Ernst Cassirer (eds.), The Warburg Years : Essays on Language, Art, Myth, and Technology. Yale University Press. pp. 272-316.

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