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Susanne K. Langer


Born
in The United States
December 20, 1895

Died
July 17, 1985


Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead. She was one of the first women to achieve an academic career in philosophy and the first woman to be popularly and professionally recognized as an American philosopher. Langer is best known for her 1942 book entitled, Philosophy in a New Key. (wikipedia) ...more

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Philosophy in a New Key: A ...

4.10 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 1942 — 15 editions
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Feeling and Form

4.20 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1953 — 7 editions
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Problems of Art

3.85 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1957 — 6 editions
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An Introduction to Symbolic...

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Mind: An Essay on Human Fee...

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Philosophical Sketches

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Reflections On Art

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More books by Susanne K. Langer…

“Most new discoveries are suddenly seen things that were always there.”
Susanne K. Langer

“The assignment of meanings [in music] is a shifting, kaleidoscopic play, probably below the threshold of consciousness, certainly outside the pale of discursive thinking. The imagination that responds to music is personal and associative and logical, tinged with affect, tinged with bodily rhythm, tinged with dream, but concerned with a wealth of formulations for its wealth of wordless knowledge, its whole knowledge of emotional and organic experience, of vital impulse, balance, conflict, the ways of living and dying and feeling.”
Susanne K. Langer, Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art

“Nature, as man has always known it, he knows no more.
Since he has learned to esteem signs above symbols, to suppress his emotional reactions in favor of practical ones and make use of nature instead of holding so much of it sacred, he has altered the face, if not the heart, of reality.”
Susanne K. Langer, Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art: Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite and Art