Ideas of Johann Gottfried Herder, by Theme

[German, 1744 - 1803, Studied at Königsberg. Superintendant of clergy at Weimar.]

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1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 5. Linguistic Analysis
Thoughts are learnt through words, so language shows the limits and shape of our knowledge
19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 6. Meaning as Use
Study the use of words, not their origins
22. Metaethics / B. Value / 1. Nature of Value / f. Ultimate value
We cannot attain all the ideals of every culture, so there cannot be a perfect life [Berlin]
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism / a. Communitarianism
Herder invented the idea of being rooted in (or cut off from) a home or a group [Berlin]