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German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond

Michael N. Forster


The author presents a ground-breaking study of German philosophy of language in the nineteenth century (and beyond). His previous book, After Herder, showed that the eighteenth-century philosopher J. G. Herder played the fundamental role in founding modern philosophy of language, including new theories of interpretation (‘hermeneutics’) and translation, as well as in establishing such whole new disciplines concerned with language as anthropology and linguistics. This new volume reveals that Herder's ideas continued to have a profound impact on such important nineteenth-century thinkers as Frie ... More

Keywords: German, philosophy of language, theories of interpretation, translation, J.G. Herder, Friedrich Schlegel, Wilhelm von Humboldt, G. W. F. Hegel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael N. Forster, author
University of Chicago