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Johann Georg Hamann - Writings on Philosophy and Language. Edited by means of: Kenneth Haynes. Cambridge collage Press, 2007. 292 pages (Cambridge Texts within the historical past of Philosophy). ISBN: 9780521520676

Johann Georg Hamann (1730–1788) is an enormous determine not just in German philosophy but additionally in literature and spiritual background. In his personal time he wrote penetrating criticisms of Herder, Kant, Mendelssohn, and different Enlightenment thinkers; after his dying he used to be a major determine for Goethe, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and others. It used to be basically within the 20th century, although, that the total and radical quantity of his 'linguistic' critique of philosophy was once well-known. This 2007 quantity offers a translation of a big variety of his essays, together with either recognized and lesser-known works. Hamann's enigmatic prose-style was once intentionally at odds with Enlightenment assumptions approximately language, and an entire equipment of annotation explains the varied allusions in his essays. the quantity is done through a historic and philosophical advent and recommendations for extra reading.

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See pp. – of the English translation by Samuel Pordage (, repr. in facsimile ).  Essay on an academic question Dealings with the deaf and the mute shed much light on the nature of the oldest languages. The mere breath of a sound is sufficient to make the artificial distinctions. The voices of animals seem to us more restricted for their social intercourse than they may actually be, because our senses are infinitely more blunt. With the ease of speakingd and the habit of listening, distraction grows on both sides as well as the need for new aids.

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