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After Herder: Philosophy of Language in the German Tradition

After Herder: Philosophy of Language in the German Tradition

by Michael N. Forster
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ISBN-13: 9780199659388
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/29/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Forster has taught at the University of Chicago since 1985, where he served for ten years as chairman of the Philosophy Department and is currently the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy and the College. He is the author of six books on German philosophy, including German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond (OUP, 2011), and many articles on German philosophy and ancient philosophy. Thematically, his main interests are philosophy of language (broadly construed) and epistemology (especially skepticism).

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xi

Introduction 1

Part I Herder

1 Johann Gottfried Herder 9

2 Herder's Philosophy of Language, Interpretation, and Translation: Three Fundamental Principles 55

3 Gods, Animals, and Artists: Some Problem Cases in Herder's Philosophy of Language 91

4 Herder's Importance as a Philosopher 131

5 Herder on Genre 163

6 Herder and the Birth of Modern Anthropology 199

7 The Liberal Temper in Classical German Philosophy: Freedom of Thought and Expression 244

Part II Hamann

8 Johann Georg Hamann 283

9 Hamann's Seminal Importance for the Philosophy of Language? 301

Part III Scheiermacher

10 Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher 323

11 Schleiermacher's Hermeneutics: Some Problems and Solutions 362

12 Herder, Schleiermacher, and the Birth for Foreignizing Translation 391

Select Bibliography 469

Index 477

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