Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (20 December 1895 – 17 July 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 to be popularly and professionally recognized as an American philosopher. Langer is best known for her 1942 book Philosophy in ... more »
''A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice the object or situation it bespeaks. A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.''Susanne K. Langer (1895-1995), U.S. philosopher. Feeling and Form, ch. 3, Scribners (1953).
''Art is the objectification of feeling.''Susanne K. Langer (1895-1985), U.S. philosopher. Mind, An Essay on Human Feeling, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1967).