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Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings : Hackett Classics - Johann Gottfried Herder

Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings

Hackett Classics

Paperback Published: 15th March 2004
ISBN: 9780872207158
Number Of Pages: 224

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Historians of ideas, and students of nationalism in particular, have traced the origins of much of our current vocabulary and ways of thinking about the nation back to Johann Gottfried Herder. This volume provides a clear, readable, and reliable translation of Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte zur Bildung der Menschheit, supplemented by some of Herder's other important writings on politics and history. The editors' insightful Introduction traces the role of Herder's thought in the evolution of nationalism and highlights its influence on fields such as history, anthropology, and politics. The volume is designed to give English-speaking readers more ready access to the thinker whom Isaiah Berlin called the father of the related notions of nationalism, historicism, and Volksgeist.

"The translation... is beautiful, precise, and eminently readable... I found the notes extremely helpful..." -- Frederick Neuhouser, Barnard College, Columbia University.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xl
A Note on the Texts and the Translationp. xliii
Suggestions for Further Readingp. li
Bibliographyp. liv
Another Philosophy of History for the Education of Mankindp. 3
Selected Political Writingsp. 99
Of the Changes in the Tastes of the Nations through the Agesp. 101
Do We Still Have a Fatherland? (1765)p. 104
Do We Still Have the Fatherland of the Ancients? (1795)p. 109
On the Characters of Nations and Ages (1796)p. 118
Governments as Inherited Regimes (1785)p. 121
The Influence of Free Legislation on the Sciences and Arts (1780)p. 130
Biographical Registerp. 143
Indexp. 157
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ISBN: 9780872207158
ISBN-10: 0872207153
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th March 2004
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2