Johann Gottfried Herder

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Johann Gottfried Herder


Born
in Mohrungen, Germany
August 25, 1744

Died
December 18, 1803

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Influences


Johann Gottfried von Herder was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic. He is associated with the periods of Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Weimar Classicism.

In 1772 Herder published Treatise on the Origin of Language and went further in this promotion of language than his earlier injunction to "spew out the ugly slime of the Seine. Speak German, O You German". Herder now had established the foundations of comparative philology within the new currents of political outlook.
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Philosophical Writings

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Abhandlung über Den Ursprun...

3.44 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1772 — 22 editions
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Herder Dictionary Symbols

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Shakespeare

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Sculpture: Some Observation...

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Outlines of a Philosophy of...

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Journal meiner Reise im Jah...

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Selected Writings on Aesthe...

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Against Pure Reason

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“To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful and to want what is good, hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason.”
Johann Gottfried Herder

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.”
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“We see so much that we in fact see nothing, and we know so much that we no longer possess anything that is our own, that is to say, something we could not have learned, something that arises out of the virtues and errors of our own self”
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