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Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

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2017.12.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Anik Waldow and Nigel deSouza (eds.), Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology, Oxford University Press, 2017, 266 pp., $75.00, ISBN 9780198779650. Reviewed by Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University This collection of essays on Herder's philosophical-anthropological thought is arranged in two parts: "Towards a New Philosophy: Philosophy as Anthropology," including pieces by Charles Taylor, Marion Heinz, Nigel DeSouza, Stefanie Buchenau, Stephen Gaukroger, and Dalia Nassar, and "The Human Animal: Nature, Language, History, Culture," including essays by John Zammito, Anik Waldow, Kristin Gjesdal, Johannes Schmidt, Martin Bollacher, Michael Forster, and Frederick Beiser. As the part titles and the title of the volume suggest, many of the essays treat Herder's philosophical methodology as well as his characteristic subject matters. Herder himself argues that philosophy should focus on the human being or (in his. . .

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