Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Guido Kreis is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Aarhus University. He is the author of Negative Dialektik des Unendlichen: Kant, Hegel, Cantor (Suhrkamp, 2015), and Cassirer und die Formen des Geistes (Suhrkamp, 2010). His recent articles include “Die Dialektik in der Dialektik der Aufklärung: Die Spur Hegels,” in […]
Silencing the Hottentots: Kolb’s Pre-Racial Encounter with the Hottentots and Its Impact on Buffon, Kant, and Rousseau, by Robert Bernasconi
In “Silencing the Hottentots,” Robert Bernasconi focuses on Buffon’s and Kant’s interest in classifying the Khoikhoi (the Hottentots), the dark-skinned inhabitants of Africa, and contrasts the two accounts with that of Rousseau. All three accounts relied almost exclusively on the reports of Peter Kolb, a Prussian traveler in South Africa, which makes the contrast between the […]
Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Victor Gourevitch, “’The First Times’ in Rousseau’s Essay on the Origin of Languages,” in “Essays in Honor of Richard Kennington,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 11:2 (1986), pp. 123–46.
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