Johann Gottfried Herder
Johann Gottfried Herder

German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic

Johann Gottfried (after 1802 von) Herder ( HUR-dər, German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈhɛʁdɐ]; 25 August 1744 – 18 December 1803) was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic. He is associated with the Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Weimar Classicism.

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Toward a Genealogy of Modernism: Herder, Nietzsche, History tag-as Johann Gottfried Herder on 5/29/2019, 11:17:59 AM

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 references Johann Gottfried Herder on 5/29/2019, 11:26:22 AM

Herder wished to portray history as a field of knowledge resistant to the categorical precision and nomothetic universalism of scientific thought. 508 references Johann Gottfried Herder on 5/29/2019, 11:26:51 AM

Ideas towards a Philosophy of the History of Humanity authored-by Johann Gottfried Herder on 5/29/2019, 11:28:52 AM