Herder: Philosophical Writings

Herder: Philosophical Writings

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Herder: Philosophical Writings

Herder is a figure of considerable importance in the history of philosophy and the history of ideas. His far-reaching influence encompasses philosophy—Hegel, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, literature—Goethe, Schiller and linguistics—von Humboldt. This volume presents a comprehensive selection of his writings in a new translation, with an introduction that sets them in their philosophical and historical context.

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ISBN-13: 9780521790888
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.34(d)
Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Further readingxxxix
Note on the texts and translationxlii
Part IGeneral Philosophical Program
How Philosophy Can Become More Universal and Useful for the Benefit of the People (1765)3
Part IIPhilosophy of Language
Fragments on Recent German Literature (1767-8) [excerpts on language]33
Treatise on the Origin of Language (1772)65
Part IIIPhilosophy of Mind
On Thomas Abbt's Writings (1768) [selections concerning psychology]167
On Cognition and Sensation, the Two Main Forces of the Human Soul (1775) [preface]178
On the Cognition and Sensation of the Human Soul (1778)187
Part IVPhilosophy of History
On the Change of Taste (1766)247
Older Critical Forestlet (1767/8) [excerpt on history]257
This Too a Philosophy of History for the Formation of Humanity [an early introduction]268
This Too a Philosophy of History for the Formation of Humanity (1774)272
Part VPolitical Philosophy
Letters concerning the Progress of Humanity (1792) [excerpts on European politics]361
Letters for the Advancement of Humanity (1793-7) [excerpts concerning freedom of thought and expression]370
Letters for the Advancement of Humanity (1793-7) [excerpt on patriotism]374
Letters for the Advancement of Humanity (1793-7)--Tenth Collection380

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