Writings on Philosophy and Language (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

Writings on Philosophy and Language (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

Johann Georg Hamann


Johann Georg Hamann - Writings on Philosophy and Language. Edited through: Kenneth Haynes. Cambridge collage Press, 2007. 292 pages (Cambridge Texts within the heritage of Philosophy). ISBN: 9780521520676

Johann Georg Hamann (1730–1788) is an important determine not just in German philosophy but in addition in literature and spiritual background. In his personal time he wrote penetrating criticisms of Herder, Kant, Mendelssohn, and different Enlightenment thinkers; after his demise he used to be a major determine for Goethe, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and others. It used to be basically within the 20th century, despite the fact that, that the entire and radical volume of his 'linguistic' critique of philosophy used to be famous. This 2007 quantity provides a translation of a big variety of his essays, together with either well-known and lesser-known works. Hamann's enigmatic prose-style used to be intentionally at odds with Enlightenment assumptions approximately language, and an entire gear of annotation explains the varied allusions in his essays. the quantity is finished via a old and philosophical creation and recommendations for additional reading.

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