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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Reading Herder: some preliminaries -- Herder's general program in philosophy -- Herder's philosophy of language -- Herder's philosophy of mind -- Herder's philosophy of history -- Herder's political philosophy -- Chronology -- Further reading -- Translations -- Secondary literature in English -- Secondary literature in German -- Note on the texts and translation -- Part I General Philosophical Program -- How Philosophy Can Become More Universal and Useful for the Benefit of the People (1765) -- [Introduction] -- [First section:] Truths in philosophy -- Are there philosophical truths which should be made universal in order to destroy principles which are practical prejudices… -- The truths of abstract philosophy viewed as purposes. Should they be made universal? -- Second section -- [Third section] -- [Logical education [Bildung]] -- [Moral education [Bildung]] -- [Political education [Bildung]:] How philosophy can be useful for the benefit of the people as citizens -- A people more refined by books -- [Fourth section.] Overview -- Fifth section: How can philosophy refine the people's taste for the people's benefit? -- Part II Philosophy of Language -- Fragments on Recent German Literature (1767-8) [excerpts on language] -- Treatise on the Origin of Language (1772) -- First part: Were human beings, left to their natural abilities, able to invent language for themselves? -- First section -- Second section -- Third section -- I. Sounds -- II. a language when no sound resounded for him as an example? -- Second part: In what way the human being was most suitably able and obliged to invent language for himself -- First natural law -- Second natural law -- Third natural law -- Fourth natural law -- Part III Philosophy of Mind.
On Thomas Abbt's Writings (1768) [selections concerning psychology] -- On Cognition and Sensation, the Two Main Forces of the Human Soul (1775) [preface] -- Task -- First section -- On the Cognition and Sensation of the Human Soul (1778) -- Observations and dreams -- First essay On cognition and sensation in their human origin and the laws of their efficacy -- 1. Of Irritation [Reiz] -- 2. Senses -- 3. Cognition and volition -- Second essay The influence of the two forces on one another and on the human being's character and genius -- 1. Our thought depends on sensation -- 2. What effect does our thinking have on sensation? -- 3. What effect does the diverse cognition and sensation have on the diverse geniuses, characters, or whatever these magical… -- Part IV Philosophy of History -- On the Change of Taste (1766) -- On the diversity of taste and of manner of thought among human beings -- First section: Are human beings diverse in relation to the judgments of the senses? -- On the change in nations' taste through the sequence of the ages (a fragment) -- Older Critical Forestlet (1767/8) [excerpt on history] -- This Too a Philosophy of History for the Formation of Humanity [an early introduction] -- This Too a Philosophy of History for the Formation of Humanity (1774) -- A contribution to many contributions of the century -- Philosophy of history for the formation of humanity -- First section -- Second section -- Third section. Additions -- Part V Political Philosophy -- Letters concerning the Progress of Humanity (1792) [excerpts on European politics] -- Letters for the Advancement of Humanity (1793-7) [excerpts concerning freedom of thought and expression] -- Letters for the Advancement of Humanity (1793-7) [excerpt on patriotism] -- Letters for the Advancement of Humanity (1793-7) - tenth collection -- [Letter] 114 -- [Letter] 115.
Editor's afterword -- [Letter] 116 -- [Letter] 117 -- [Letter] 118 -- On eternal peace (an Iroquois arrangement) -- [Letter] 119 -- First disposition: Horror of war -- Second disposition: Reduced respect for heroic glory -- Third disposition: Horror of false statecraft -- Fourth disposition: Purified patriotism -- Fifth disposition: Feeling of justice towards other nations -- Sixth disposition: Concerning presumptions in trade -- Seventh disposition: Activity -- [Letter] 120 -- [Letter] 121 -- [Letter] 122 -- [Letter] 123 -- [Letter] 124 -- Index.
A translation of Herder's most important and characteristic philosophical writings.
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