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Johann Gottfried von Herder

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[Revised entry by Michael Forster on August 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744 - 1803) is a philosopher of the first importance. This judgment largely turns on the intrinsic quality of his ideas (of which this article will try to give some impression). But another aspect of it is his intellectual influence. This has been immense both within philosophy and beyond it (much greater than is usually realized). For example, Hegel's philosophy turns out to be largely a sort of elaborate systematic development of Herder's ideas (especially concerning language, the mind,...

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