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About Self-consciousness and Prometeus-Eros Symbol in the Renissance Study of Ernst Cassirer

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2017, 52(), pp.41-72
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.52.0.02
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : October 31, 2017

Jung-Hee Chu 1

1건국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The object of this study is to give shape to the symbolic form in Ernst Cassirer's way of thinking. This idea will be examined in his study of the renaissance that was discussed the building and the development of self-consciousness. So, the meaning of the symbolic form will be manifested in dealing with the idea of the renaissance and symbolic images embodied self-consciousness in it. First, the meaning of the symbolic form that Ernst Cassirer mentions in his books will be discussed. And the critical and p​henomenological method as it's way of thinking will be discussed. So, this study will show the grounds for that the certain ways and directions of the objectification of mind are defined as the symbolic forms as language and art, and so on. Second, Ernst Cassirer’s study of the renaissance philosophy will be discussed. It is due to the self-developing movement of mind to comes out here. The ideas of the renaissance concentrated all their energy on this. So, the matter of subject and object, the concept of individuality and relativity of consciousness will be discussed from theory of Nicolaus Cusanus about that the finite recognizes Infinite Being here. Third, symbolic images in the philosophical thought and the artistic works that show the viewpoint of self-consciousness of the renaissance will be discussed. They are prometheus image and eros image. Prometheus image symbolizes the spirit of freedom. Eros image symbolizes the self-developing movement of mind. This study will show prometheus-eros image as whole image of the renaissance mind that images such as microcosm, adam, prometheus, eros cross each other. Fourth, it will be examined that Ernst Cassirer's way of thinking in the symbolic form has reasonableness in his study of the renaissance. This study will show the symbolic form is not only the expression of life of human mind but also leads it to the future.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.