Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology by Anik WaldowHerder: Philosophy and Anthropology by Anik Waldow

Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

EditorAnik Waldow, Nigel DeSouza

Hardcover | April 29, 2017

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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 onlydoes 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 socialsciences. 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 alsoas 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 andwhat 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.
Anik Waldow is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney. She mainly works in early modern philosophy and has published widely on the moral and cognitive function of sympathy, early modern theories of personal identity, scepticism and associationist theories of thought and language, and the influence of a...
Title:Herder: Philosophy and AnthropologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:April 29, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198779658

ISBN - 13:9780198779650

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Table of Contents

Anik Waldow and Nigel DeSouza: IntroductionPart I: Towards a New Philosophy: Philosophy as Anthropology1. An Interview with Charles Taylor: Philosophy as Anthropology2. Marion Heinz: Anthropology and the Critique of Metaphysics in the Early Herder3. Nigel DeSouza: The Metaphysical and Epistemological Foundations of Herder s Philosophical Anthropology4. Stephanie Buchenau: Herder: Physiology and Philosophical Anthropology5. Stephen Gaukroger: The Role of Aesthetics in Herder s Anthropology6. Dalia Nassar: Understanding as Explanation: The Significance of Herder s and Goethe s Science of DescribingPart II: The Human Animal: Nature, Language, History, Culture7. John Zammito: Herder between Reimarus and Tetens: The Problem of an Animal-Human Boundary8. Anik Waldow: Between History and Nature: Herder s Human Being and the Naturalisation of Reason9. Kristin Gjesdal: Human Nature and Human Science: Herder and the Anthropological Turn in Hermeneutics10. Johannes Schmidt: Herder s Religious Anthropology in His Later Writings11. Martin Bollacher: Individualism and Universalism in Herder s Conception of the Philosophy of History12. Michael N. Forster: Herder and Human Rights13. Frederick C. Beiser: Herder and the Jewish Question