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JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON HERDER (1744 - 1803)

“I feel!  I am!” ("On the Meaning of Feeling")

"A poet is the creator of the nation around him, he gives them a world to see and has their souls in his hand to lead them to that world" ()

"One must go into the age, into the region, into the whole history, and feel one's way into everything" ()

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  • Anthologies:

    • Selected Writings on Aesthetics.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.

    • Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings.  Trans. Ioannis D. Evrigenis, and Daniel Pellerin.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004. 

    • Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.

    • On World History: an Anthology.  Ed. Hans Adler and Ernest A. Menze.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.  

    • Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993. 

    • Selected Early Works, 1764-1767: Addresses, Essays, and Drafts; Fragments on German Literature.  Ed. Ernest A. Menze and Karl Menges.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991. 

    • Werke.  10 Vols.  Ed. Gunter Arnold, et al.  Frankfurt: Deutscher Klassiker, 1985-2000.

    • On Social and Political Culture.  Ed. and trans. Frederick M. Barnard.  Cambridge: CUP, 1969. 

    • Sammtliche Werke.  33 Vols.  Ed. Bernhard Suphan.  Berlin: Wiedmannsche Buchhandlung, 1877-1933.  Rpt. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1967-1968.

    • Two Essays on the Origin of Language.  By Herder and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  Trans. John H. Moran and Alexander Gode.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1966.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • "Zum Sinn des Gefühls."

      • [On the Meaning of Feeling]. 

    • 1846.

      • Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769.

    • 1805.

      • Translation of The Cid.

    • 6 Vols.  1801-1803.

      • [Adrastea: Events and Characters of the 18th Century].

    • Kalligone.  1800.

      • Calligone

    • 1799.

      • Understanding and Experience.  Part I of A Metacritique on the Critique of Pure Reason

      • Reason and Language.  Part II of A Metacritique on the Critique of Pure Reason

    • 1798.

      • [Luther’s Catechism, with a Catechetical Instruction for the Use of Schools].

    • 1798.

      • [Persepolisian Letters].

    • 1796.

      • "On the Characters of Nations and Ages."  Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings.  Trans. Ioannis D. Evrigenis, and Daniel Pellerin.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004.  118-120.

    • Terpsichore.  1795-1796.

    • 5 Vols.  1794-1798.

      • [Christian Writings]. 

    • "Briefe zur Beförderung der Humanität."  1791/3-1797.

      • [Letters for the Advancement of Humanity]. 

    • 1791.

      • "On Human Immortality."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  58-62.

    • Uber Bild, Dichtung und Fabel.  1787.

      • "On Image, Poetry and Fable."  Selected Writings on Aesthetics.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.  357-382.

    • Gott.  1787.

      • "God, Some Conversations."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  125-140.

      • God: Some Conversations.  Trans. Frederick Burkhardt.  New York: Veritas, 1940.  Rpt. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merril, 1962.

    • 1785-1797.

      • [Scattered Leaves].

    • Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschiste der Menschleit.  1784-1791. 

      • "Ideas Toward a Philosophy of History."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  48-57; 83-90.

      • "Ideas for a Philosophy of the History of Mankind."  J. G. Herder on Social and Political Culture.  Trans., ed. and intro. Frederick M. Barnard.  Cambridge: CUP, 1969.  253-326.  [Book 3, Ch. 6; Book 4, Chs. 1, 3, 4, 6; Book 5, Chs. 2, 4, 6; Book 7, Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Book 8, Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Book 9, Chs. 1, 3, 4] 

      • Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of Man.  Trans. T. O. Churchill.  London: J. Johnson, 1800.  Rpt. Bergman, 1966.

        • Reflections on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind.  Abridged version of the Churchill translation (chs. 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, and 20).  Ed. Frank E. Manuel.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1968.

          • "'Part III: Philosophy of World History' and 'Part IV: Reflections on World History.'"  On World History: an Anthology.  Ed. Hans Adler and Ernest A. Menze.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.  110-309.

        • "Ideas Toward a Philosophy of the History of Man."  Theories of History.  Ed. Patrick L. Gardiner.  New York: Free Press, 1959.  34-49.  [Book 12, Ch. 6; Book 13, Ch. 7; Book 15, Introduction, Chs. 1 and 5]

    • 1782-1783.

      • [On the Spirit of Hebrew Poetry: an Instruction for Lovers of the Same and the Oldest History of the Human Spirit].
      • "The Spirit of Hebrew Poetry."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  158-174.
      • The Spirit of Hebrew Poetry.  Trans. James Marsh.  Burlington, VT: Smith, 1833.
    • 1781.

      • [Letters Concerning the Study of Theology].

    • Uber den Einfluss der Schonen in die hohern Wissenschaften.  1781.

      • [On the Influence of the Beautiful in the Higher Sciences].

      • "On the Influence of the Belles Lettres in the Human Sciences."  Selected Writings on Aesthetics.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.  335-346.

    • 1780.

      • [On the Influence of the Government on the Sciences and the Sciences on the Government (Dissertation on the Reciprocal Influence of Government and the Sciences)]

    • Volkslieder.  1778-1779.  Rev. Ed. 1807.

      • [Folksongs].  Titled rev.: [The Voices of the People in Song].

    • Von Erkennen und Empfindender Menschlichen Seele.  1778.

      • "On the Cognition and Sensation of the Human Soul."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  187-243.

    • 1778.

      • [On the Effect of Poetic Art on the Ethics of Peoples in Ancient and Modern Times].

      • [On the Influence of Poetry on the Customs of People].

    • Plastik.  1778.

      • Sculpture: Some Observations on Shape and Form from Pygmalion’s Creative Dream.  Ed. and trans. Jason Gaiger.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2002.

    • 1777.

      • [On the Resemblance of Medieval English and German Poetry].

    • Nachricht von Ulrich von Hutten.  1776.

      • [Essay on Ulrich von Hutten].

    • Ursachen des Gesunkenen Geschmacks bei den Volkern, da er gebluhet.  1775.

      • "The Causes of Sunken Taste among the Different Peoples in Whom It once Blossomed."  Selected Writings on Aesthetics.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.  308-334.

    • 1774-1776.

      • [Oldest Document of the Human Race].

    • Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte zur Bildung der Menschheit.  Riga: Hartknoch, 1774.

      • "Another Philosophy of History for the Education of Mankind."  Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings.  Trans. Ioannis D. Evrigenis, and Daniel Pellerin.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004.  3-97.

      • "This Too a Philosophy of History for the Formation of Humanity."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  272-358.

      • "From This Too a Philosophy of History."  On World History: an Anthology.  Ed. Hans Adler and Ernest A. Menze.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.  35-43.

      • "Yet Another Philosophy of History."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  38-48.

      • "Yet Another Philosophy of History."  J. G. Herder on Social and Political Culture.  Trans., ed. and intro. Frederick M. Barnard.  Cambridge: CUP, 1969.  179-223.

    • Auszug aus einem Briefwechsel über Ossian und die Lieder alter Völker.  1773.

      • [Extract from Correspondence on Ossian and the Songs of Ancient Peoples].

    • Von Deutscher Art und Kunst.  By Herder and Goethe.  Manifesto of the Sturm und Drang Movement  1773.

      • [On German Art and Culture].

    • "Shakespeare."  1773.

      • Shakespeare.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008.

      • "Shakespeare."  Selected Writings on Aesthetics.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.  291-307.

      • "Shakespeare."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  146-157.

    • Stimmen der Völker in ihren Liedern.  1773.

      • [Voices of the People in their Songs]. 

    • Ursprung der Sprach.  1772.

      • "Treatise on the Origin of Language."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  65-164.

      • "Treatise on the Origin of Language."  Against Pure Reason: Writings on Religion, Language, and History.  Ed. and Trans. Marcia Bunge.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.  63-77. 

      • "Essay on the Origin of Language."  J. G. Herder on Social and Political Culture.  Trans., ed. and intro. Frederick M. Barnard.  Cambridge: CUP, 1969.  115-177.

      • "Essay on the Origin of Language."  Two Essays on the Origin of Language.  By Herder and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  Trans. Alexander Gode.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1966.  85-166.

      • Treatise Upon the Origin of Language.  London: Longman, 1827.

    • Kritische Walder.  1769.

      • Critical Forests, or Reflections on the Science and Art of the Beautiful.

        • "Critical Forests."  Selected Writings on Aesthetics.  Ed. and trans. Gregory Moore.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.  51-290.

        • "Early Leaves of Critical Groves."  On World History: an Anthology.  Ed. Hans Adler and Ernest A. Menze.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.  23-32.

    • 1768.

      • "On Thomas Abbt's Writings: Selections Concerning Psychology."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  167-177.

    • Fragmente.  1767-1768.

      • "Fragments on Recent German Literature."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  33-64.

      • Selected Early Works, 1764-1767: Addresses, Essays, and Drafts; Fragments on German Literature.  Ed. Ernest A. Menze and Karl Menges.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991.  85-234.

    • 1766.

      • "Of the Changes in the Tastes of the Nations Through the Ages."  Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings.  Trans. Ioannis D. Evrigenis, and Daniel Pellerin.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004.  101-103.

      • "On the Change of Taste."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  247-256.

      • "Of the Transformation of the Taste of Nations in the Course of Ages."  Selected Early Works, 1764-1767: Addresses, Essays, and Drafts; Fragments on German Literature.  Ed. Ernest A. Menze and Karl Menges.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991.  65-68.

    • 1765.

      • "How Philosophy Can Become More Universal and Useful for the Benefit of the People."  Philosophical Writings.  Ed. and trans. Michael N. Forster.  Cambridge: CUP, 2002.  3-29.

    • 1764.

      • "On Diligence in the Study of Several Learned Languages."  Selected Early Works, 1764-1767: Addresses, Essays, and Drafts; Fragments on German Literature.  Ed. Ernest A. Menze and Karl Menges.  Trans. Ernest A. Menze and Michael Palma.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991.  29-34.

    • 1764.

      • [Treatise on the Ode]. 

    • 1763-1764.

      • [Essay on Being].

    • 1762.

      • [Song to Cyrus, the Grandson of Astyages]. 

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  • Anthologies:

    • Adler, Hans, and Wulf Koepke, eds.  A Companion to the Works of J. G. Herder.  Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2008.

    • Allert, Beatte, ed.  J. G. Herder: From Cognition to Cultural Science.  Krottenmuhl: Synchron, 2016.

    • Koepke, Wulf, ed.  Johann Gottfried Herder: Innovator Through the Ages.  Bonn: Bouvier, 1982.

    • Koepke, Wulf, ed.  Herder: Language, History and the Enlightenment.  Columbia: Camden, 1990.

    • Muller-Vollmer, Kurt, ed.  Herder Today: Contributions from the International Herder Conference.  Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1990.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Barnard, Frederick M.  Herder on Nationality, Humanity and History.  Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2003.

    • Barnard, Frederick M.  "Introduction."  J. G. Herder on Social and Political Culture.  Trans., ed. and intro. Barnard.  Cambridge: CUP, 1969.  3-60.

    • Barnard, Frederick M.  Herder's Social and Political Thought: from Enlightenment to Nationalism.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1965.

    • Beiser, Frederick C.  "The Political Theory of J. G. Herder  Enlightenment, Revolution and Romanticism: the Genesis of Modern Political Thought, 1790-1800.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1992.  189-221.

    • Beiser, Frederick C.  The Fate of Reason.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1987.

    • Berlin, Isaiah.  "Herder and the Enlightenment."  Vico and Herder: Two Studies in the History of Ideas.  New York: Viking, 1976.  143-216.

    • Bowie, Andrew.  "The Discovery of Language: Haman and Herder."  Introduction to German Philosophy: from Kant to Habermas.  Cambridge: Polity, 2003.  41-57.

    • Clark, Robert T.  Herder: his Life and Thought.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1955.

    • Dahlstrom, Daniel O.  "The Aesthetic Holism of Hamann, Herder and Schiller."  Cambridge Companion to German Idealism.  Ed. Karl Ameriks.  Cambridge: CUP, 2000.  76-94.
    • Ergang, Robert.  Herder and the Foundations of German Nationalism.  New York: Columbia UP, 1931.  Rpt. Octagon, 1976.

    • Forster, Michael N.  After Herder: Philosophy of Language in the German Tradition.  Oxford: OUP, 2010.
    • Forster, Michael N.  "Herder's Philosophy of Language, Interpretation, and Translation: Three Fundamental Principles."  The Review of Metaphysics, forthcoming.
    • Harland, Richard.  "Herder and the Spirit of the Time (also Schiller, Friedrich Schlegel, Hegel)."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  62-65.

    • Harland, Richard.  "The Role of the Critic (Herder, Friedrich Schlegel, Schleiermacher)."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  72-74.

    • Ioannis D. Evrigenis, and Daniel Pellerin.  "Introduction."  Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings.  Trans. and Intro. Ioannis D. Evrigenis, and Daniel Pellerin.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004.  ix-liii.

    • Fox, Russell Arben.  "Herder on Language and the Metaphysics of National Community."  The Review of Politics (): 237-262.

    • Gillies, A.  Herder.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1945.

    • Iggers, George G.  The German Conception of History: the National Tradition of Historical Thought from Herder to the Present.  Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 1968.

    • Koepke, Wulf.  Johann Gottfried Herder.  Boston: Twayne, 1987.

    • Lovejoy, Arthur O.  "Herder and the Enlightenment Philosophy of History."  Essays in the History of Ideas.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1948.  166-182.

    • Lovejoy, Arthur O.  The Great Chain of Being: a Study in the History of Ideas.  New York: Harper & Row, 1960.

    • Mayo, Robert.  Herder and the Beginnings of Comparative Literature.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1969.

    • McEachran, Frank.  The Life and Philosophy of Johann Gottfried Herder.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1939.

    • Meinecke, Friedrich.  Historicism: the Rise of a New Historical Outlook.  Trans. J. E. Anderson.  New York: Herder & Herder, 1972.  [chapter 9]

    • Morton, Michael.  Herder and the Poetics of Thought: Unity and Diversity in "On Diligence in Several Learned Languages."  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1989.

    • Nisbet, H. B.  Herder and the Philosophy and History of Science.  Cambridge, Mass.: Modern Humanities Research Association, 1970.

    • Norton, Robert Edward.  Herder's Aesthetics and the European Enlightenment.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991.

    • Noyes, John K.  Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2015.

    • Pagden, Anthony.  "The Effacement of Difference: Colonialism and the Origins of Nationalism in Diderot and Herder."  After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements.  Ed. Gyan Prakash.  Princeton: Princeton UP, .  131-152.

    • Sapir, Edward.  "Herder's Ursprung der Sprach."  Modern Philology 18 (1920): 109-142.

    • Schutze, Martin.  "The Fundamental Ideas in Herder's Thought."  Modern Philology 18 (1920): 65-78, 289-302; 19 (1921-1922): 113-130, 361-382; 21 (1923): 29-48, 113-132.

    • Schmidt, Royal J.  "Cultural Nationalism in Herder."  Journal of the History of Ideas 17.3 (1956): 407-417.

    • Taylor, Charles.  "The Importance of Herder."  Isaiah Berlin: a Celebration.  Ed. E. and A. Margalit.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991.  Rpt. in Philosophical Arguments.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1995.  79-99.
    • Taylor, Charles.  "Language and Human Nature."  Alan B. Plaunt Memorial Lecture.  Ottawa: Carleton University, 1978.
      • Human Agency and Language.  Vol. 1 of Philosophical Papers.  Cambridge: CUP, 1996.  215-247.
    • Taylor, Charles.  "Theories of Meaning."  Dawes Hicks Lecture in Philosophy.  Proceedings of the British Academy 66 (1980): 283-327.  Rpt. in Man and World 13 (1980): 281-302.
      • Human Agency and Language.  Vol. 1 of Philosophical Papers.  Cambridge: CUP, 1996.  248-292.
    • Wells, G. A.  "Condillac, Rousseau and Herder on the Origin of Language."  Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 230 (1985): 233-246.

    • Wells, G. A.  Herder and After: a Study in the Development of Sociology.  Hague: Mouton, 1959.

    • Whitton, Brian J.  "Herder's Critique of the Enlightenment: Cultural Community versus Cosmopolitan Rationalism."  History and Theory 27.2 (1988): 146-168.

    • Zammito, John H.  Kant, Herder, and the Birth of Anthropology.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2002.

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