The article addresses the reception of the work of Aby M. Warburg in social and cultural sciences in relation to two thematic scopes. The first wave of the reception of Warburg - originating already in his time and then intensifying mainly during the 1970s - was oriented at his works on the conception of a symbol, respectively on the iconological tradition. The second wave of the reception, which has started to dominate especially in the last years, is related to the conception of a man in Warburg's works, which states a mutual intersection of rationality and emotionality.
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