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Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

Anik Waldow and Nigel DeSouza


Herder is very much a thinker for our time. Instead of approaching facets of human existence in an isolated fashion, he brings the entire human being into focus by tracing its connections with the natural, cultural, and historical world. Through this integrated approach, Herder’s anthropology develops a holistic understanding of the human sphere in relation to our existence as natural creatures who are crucially marked by the fact that we have language and thought, and understand and express meaning in our actions. By illuminating these contextual dimensions of human existence, Herder’s anthro ... More

Keywords: philosophy, anthropology, Herder, naturalism, metaphysics, history, culture, human rights, hermeneutics, language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198779650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anik Waldow, editor
University of Sydney

Nigel DeSouza, editor
University of Ottawa