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AuthorHerder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803
TitlePhilosophical writings [electronic resource] / Johann Gottfried von Herder ; translated and edited by Michael N. Forster
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Descript xliv, 436 p. ; 24 cm


Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803) is one of the most important German philosophers of the eighteenth century, who had enormous influence on later thinkers such as Hegel, Schleiermacher, and Nietzsche. His wide-ranging ideas were formative in the development of linguistics, hermeneutics, anthropology, and bible scholarship, and even today they retain their vitality and relevance to an extraordinary degree. This volume presents a new translation by Michael Forster of Herder's most important and characteristic philosophical writings (some of which have never before been translated) in his areas of central interest, including philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of history, and political philosophy, as well as his general philosophical program. An introduction sets the writings in their historical context and examines their philosophical achievement


Part I. General Philosophical Program: -- How philosophy can become more universal and useful for the benefit of the people -- Part II. Philosophy of Language: -- Fragments on recent German literature -- Treatise on the origin of language -- Part III. Philosophy of Mind: -- On Thomas Abbt's writings -- On cognition and sensation, the two main forces of the human soul -- On the cognition and sensation of the human soul -- Part IV. Philosophy of History: -- On the change of taste -- Older critical forestlet -- This too a philosophy of history for the formation of humanity -- Part v. Political Philosophy: -- Letters concerning the progress of humanity -- Letters for the advancement of humanity

Philosophy German -- 18th century Electronic books.


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