Toward a Genealogy of Modernism: Herder, Nietzsche, History

P. Zusi
Modern Language Quarterly

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tag-as Friedrich Nietzsche on 5/29/2019, 11:17:59 AM

tag-as Modernism on 5/29/2019, 11:17:59 AM

tag-as Johann Gottfried Herder on 5/29/2019, 11:17:59 AM

excerpt Herder wished to portray history as a field of knowledge resistant to the categorical precision and nomothetic universalism of scientific thought. 508 on 5/29/2019, 11:24:18 AM

excerpt Thus both Herder and Nietzsche criticize what they perceive as an arrogantly self-confident and undialectical understanding of reason: one that engulfs the world but cannot turn back on itself and that creates a universe in its image by imagining itself to be universal. Herder and Nietzsche both criticize what can be called the “formalism” of Enlightenment rationalism, which filters the world through abstract categories that replace the vital exercise of creative cognitive energy generated from individual examples. 509 on 5/29/2019, 11:25:33 AM


Ideas towards a Philosophy of the History of Humanity via Toward a Genealogy of Modernism: Herder, Nietzsche, History on 5/29/2019, 11:28:52 AM