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Langer, Susanne Knauth
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(Dec 20, 1895, New York – Jul 17, 1985, Old Lyme, CT), philosopher, was influenced by the organic philosophy of A. Whitehead and E. Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic conception centered around the distinction between discursive and presentative symbolization. Langer demonstrated the fruitfulness of this approach in an interpretation of rites and myths, but especially in a universal philosophy of art. From the mid-1950s, Langer developed a foundation for anthropology based on process theory. Thought was reconstructed as the result of an evolution of em…

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Lachmann, Rolf, “Langer, Susanne Knauth”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12649>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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