Remarks on the theoretical context of Cassirer’s philosophical project

  • Lucas Alessandro Duarte Amaral


In this paper we aim to expose and to analyze some important features in the context of Cassirer’s epistemology in his first major work Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff (1910), specifically on the problematic relationship between philosophy and science in 19th century. To fulfill our task we opt to proceed in this way: we shall start announcing the problem faced in this period; then we pass to treat the philosophical heritages; in a third moment we shall deal with the scientific legacies, and finally we shall conclude the article with some remarks on the importance of the two referred moments to the origins of Cassirer’s philosophical project.

Keywords: Cassirer; Philosophy; Science; 19th Century.