Herder: Philosophical Writings

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder,Michael N. Forster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794091
Category: Philosophy
Page: 436
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A translation of Herder's most important and characteristic philosophical writings.

Moses Mendelssohn: Philosophical Writings

Author: Moses Mendelssohn,Daniel O. Dahlstrom
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521573832
Category: Philosophy
Page: 321
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Mendelssohn's Philosophical Writings, helped propel its author to the forefront of the Berlin Enlightenment.

Berkeley: Philosophical Writings

Author: George Berkeley,Desmond M. Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521881358
Category: Philosophy
Page: 338
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Provides texts from the full range of Berkeley's contributions to philosophy, and sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts.

Humboldt: 'On Language'

On the Diversity of Human Language Construction and Its Influence on the Mental Development of the Human Species
Author: Michael Losonsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521667722
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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Wilhelm von Humboldt's classic study of human language was first published in 1836, as a general introduction to his three-volume treatise on the Kawi language of Java. It is the final statement of his lifelong study of the nature of language, exploring its universal structures and its relation to mind and culture. Empirically wide-ranging - Humboldt goes far beyond the Indo-European family of languages - it remains one of the most interesting and important attempts to draw philosophical conclusions from comparative linguistics. This 1999 volume presents a translation by Peter Heath, together with an introduction by Michael Losonsky that places Humboldt's work in its historical context and discusses its relevance to contemporary work in philosophy, linguistics, cognitive science, and psychology.

Selected Writings on Aesthetics

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400827167
Category: Philosophy
Page: 480
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A seminal figure in the philosophy of history, culture, and language, Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) also produced some of the most important and original works in the history of aesthetic theory. A student of Kant, he spent much of his life striving to reconcile the opposing poles of Enlightenment thought represented by his early mentors. His ideas influenced Hegel, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dilthey, J. S. Mill, and Goethe. This book presents most of Herder's important writings on aesthetics, including the main sections of one of his major untranslated works, Kritische Wälder (Critical Forests). These notes, essays, and treatises, the majority of which appear here in English for the first time, show this idiosyncratic thinker both deeply rooted in the controversies of his day and pointing the way to future developments in aesthetics. Chosen to reflect the extent and diversity of Herder's concerns, the texts cover such topics as the psychology and physiology of aesthetic perception, the classification of the arts, taste, Shakespeare, the classical tradition, and the relationship between art and morality. Few thinkers have reflected so sensitively and productively on the cultural, historical, anthropological, ethical, and theological dimensions of art and the creative process. With this book, the importance of aesthetics to the evolution and texture of Herder's own thought, as well as his profound contribution to that discipline, comes fully into view.

Against Pure Reason

Writings on Religion, Language, and History
Author: Johann G. Herder
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1597520640
Category: Religion
Page: 284
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The figure of Johann Gottfried Herder looms increasingly important not only for his prescient contributions to many fields - biblical criticism, philosophy of language, literary criticism, philosophy of history - but also for his pivotal position between the impulses of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Many of Herder's questions and concerns are more pressing at the end of the modern era than they were at its inception. Bunge's lucid and engaging translations of signal texts from Herder - most appearing here for the first time in English - are arranged thematically: human nature, language, and history; myth and religion; God and nature; literature and the Bible; and Christianity and theology. Along with her extensive Introduction and Bibliography, they constitute an essential resource for coming to terms with the checkered legacy of the Enlightenment.

Hobhouse: Liberalism and Other Writings

Author: Leonard Trelawney Hobhouse,James Meadowcroft
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437264
Category: History
Page: 201
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A new edition of the classic work of one of the most important modern British liberal theorists.


Aesthetics against Imperialism
Author: John K. Noyes
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442650389
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 402
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In Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, John K. Noyes plumbs the connections between Herder s anti-imperialism, often acknowledged but rarely explored in depth, and his epistemological investigations."

Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings

Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529631
Category: Philosophy
Page: 186
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Although strongly influenced by Greek thought, Islamic philosophers also developed an original philosophical culture of their own which flourished from the ninth through the fourteenth century. This volume offers new translations of philosophical writings by Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). A historical and philosophical introduction sets the writings in context and traces their preoccupations and their achievements.

Vico and Herder

Two Studies in the History of Ideas
Author: Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Category: Philosophy
Page: 228
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Philosophy and Anthropology
Author: Anik Waldow,Nigel DeSouza
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191085219
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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J. G. Herder is enjoying a renaissance in philosophy and related disciplines and yet there are, as yet, few books on him. This unprecedented collection fills a large gap in the secondary literature, highlighting the genuinely innovative and distinctive nature of Herder's philosophy. Not only does Herder offer highly original answers to important philosophical questions, such as the mind-body problem and the role of sensibility in cognition and ethics, he also opens up rich resources for thinking about philosophy itself and connections to other fields in the humanities and social sciences. Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology brings together a set of original essays that centre on the question at the heart of Herder's philosophical thought: How can philosophy enable an understanding of the human being not simply rationalistically as an intellectual and moral agent, but also as a creature of nature who is fundamentally marked by an affective openness and responsiveness to the world and other persons. The first part of the volume examines the various dimensions of Herder's philosophical understanding of human nature through which he sought methodologically to delineate a genuinely anthropological philosophy. The second part then examines further aspects of this understanding of human nature and what emerges from it: the human-animal distinction; how human life evolves over space and time on the basis of a natural order; the fundamentally hermeneutic dimension to human existence; and the interrelatedness of language, history, religion, and culture.

Hamann: Writings on Philosophy and Language

Author: Kenneth Haynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113946552X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 252
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Johann Georg Hamann (1730–88) is a major figure not only in German philosophy but also in literature and religious history. In his own time he wrote penetrating criticisms of Herder, Kant, Mendelssohn, and other Enlightenment thinkers; after his death he was an important figure for Goethe, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and others. It was only in the twentieth century, however, that the full and radical extent of his 'linguistic' critique of philosophy was recognized. This volume presents a translation of a wide selection of his essays, including both famous and lesser-known works. Hamann's enigmatic prose-style was deliberately at odds with Enlightenment assumptions about language, and a full apparatus of annotation explains the numerous allusions in his essays. The volume is completed by a historical and philosophical introduction and suggestions for further reading.

Johann Gottfried Herder

Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings
Author: Ioannis D. Evrigenis,Daniel Pellerin
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780872207158
Category: Philosophy
Page: 166
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Historians of ideas, and students of nationalism in particular, have traced the origins of much of our current vocabulary and ways of thinking about the nation back to Johann Gottfried Herder. This volume provides a clear, readable, and reliable translation of Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte zur Bildung der Menschheit, supplemented by some of Herder's other important writings on politics and history. The editors' insightful Introduction traces the role of Herder's thought in the evolution of nationalism and highlights its influence on fields such as history, anthropology, and politics. The volume is designed to give English-speaking readers more ready access to the thinker whom Isaiah Berlin called the father of the related notions of nationalism, historicism, and Volksgeist.

The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy

Author: Eckart Förster
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674064984
Category: Philosophy
Page: 408
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Kant declared that philosophy began in 1781 with his Critique of Pure Reason. In 1806 Hegel announced that philosophy had now been completed. Eckart Förster examines the reasons behind these claims and assesses the steps that led in such a short time from Kant's "(Bbeginning" to Hegel's "(Bend." He concludes that, in an unexpected yet significant sense, both Kant and Hegel were indeed right. The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy follows the unfolding of a key idea during this exceptionally productive period: the Kantian idea that philosophy can be scientific and, consequently, can be completed. Förster's study combines historical research with philosophical insight and leads him to propose a new thesis. The development of Kant's transcendental philosophy in his three Critiques, Förster claims, resulted in a fundamental distinction between "(Bintellectual intuition" and "(Bintuitive understanding." Overlooked until now, this distinction yields two takes on how to pursue philosophy as science after Kant. One line of thought culminates in Fichte's theory of freedom (Wissenschaftslehre), while the other--and here Förster brings Goethe's significance to the fore--results in Goethe's transformation of the Kantian idea of an intuitive understanding in light of Spinoza's third kind of knowledge. Both strands are brought together in Hegel and propel his split from Schelling. Förster's work makes an original contribution to our understanding of the classical era of German philosophy--an expanding interest within the Anglophone philosophical community.

Johann Gottfried Herder on World History: An Anthology

An Anthology
Author: Michael Palma,Johann Gottfried Herder,Hans Adler,Ernest A. Menze
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466810
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) was an influential German critic and philosopher, whose ideas included "cultural nationalism" - that every nation has its own personality and pattern of growth. This anthology contains excerpts from Herder's writings on world history and related topics.

Kant: Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

And Other Writings
Author: Immanuel Kant,Allen Wood,George Di Giovanni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599641
Category: Philosophy
Page: 229
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Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context.

The Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century (1790–1870)

Author: Allen W. Wood,Songsuk Susan Hahn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316175650
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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The latest volume in the Cambridge Histories of Philosophy series, the Cambridge History of Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century brings together twenty-nine leading experts in the field and covers the years 1790–1870. Their twenty-eight chapters provide a comprehensive survey of the period, organising the material topically. After a brief editor's introduction, it begins with three chapters surveying the background of nineteenth-century philosophy: followed by two on logic and mathematics, two on nature and natural science, five on mind and language (including psychology, the human sciences and aesthetics), four on ethics, three on religion, seven on society (including chapters on the French Revolution, the decline of natural right, political economy and social discontent), and three on history, which deal with historical method, speculative theories of history and the history of philosophy.

Plato: The Symposium

Author: Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521682985
Category: Philosophy
Page: 132
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Plato's Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato's mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates' praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.