chapter  2
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Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms

This chapter introduces Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms. I discuss briefl y how Cassirer drew on Hegel as well as on Kant, how he differed from these thinkers, and how the idea of the symbolic forms was developed into a plural and non-dualistic1 theory of knowledge. I close the chapter by summarizing why I fi nd Cassirer particularly relevant to organizational theory and management education.