Cassirer's Public Engagement with Weimar

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 82)

Weimar established a democratic state and gave new opportunities to talented outsiders ineligible for public commission in Wilhelmine Germany. Furthermore, it opened centers of prestige and power among others to progressive professors, such as the newly founded Hamburg University. As democracy also entails the equal access to public offices without (negative) discrimination, outsiders in Wilhelmine Germany, for example Jews and Social Democrats, became insiders of the Weimar Republic.


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