Jeremy Gauger reviews John K. Noyes’ Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, published by University of Toronto Press (2015). Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Jeremy Gauger, review of Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, by John K. Noyes, in “Philosophy and History,” ed. Jeremy Gauger, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 37:2 (2016), pp. 441–5.
The two aspects of Herder’s aesthetic theory—the emphases on art’s cultural embeddedness and historical variation (“culturalism”) and on natural norms of artistic value (“naturalism”)—appear to be in some tension. In her paper, Rachel Zuckert explores this tension in Herder’s thought by attending to one of his most influential and focused treatments of cultural and historical […]
The anti-Jewish statements in Herder’s writings brought about publications with nationalistic and racist interpretations of his work, thereby distorting Herder’s image. In “Johann Gottfried Herder and Judaism,” Emil Adler focuses on one such statement found in the book sixteen of Herder’s Ideen Zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit (Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of […]
Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. John H. Zammito, “Herder, Sturm und Drang, and ‘Expressivism’: Problems in Reception-History,” in “Expression in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German Philosophy,” ed. Rocío Zambrana, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 27:2 (2006), pp. 51–74.
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