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This volume collects two essays written by philosopher and political theorist Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) on three figures of the Counter-Enlightenment (although that characterization has more recently been disputed): Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) and Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) in the first essay and Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788) in the second.
Betz undertakes two projects: first, he has produced the best and fullest survey of the life and writings of Johann Georg Hamann in a generation, helpfully including many passages from Hamann's letters and publications and commenting intelligently on the style, theology, philosophy, and (to a lesser extent) historical context of Haman's notoriously obscure oeuvre; second, he has written an intellectual history covering Hamann's relation to the major figures of his time as well as his subsequent influence on and reception by philosophers and theologians down to our own day.
s use of the work of Johann Georg Hamann, an important contemporary and critic of Kant.
Chapter 3 looks at five "dissenters," Christians who have rejected the Enlightenment Project of the neutrality and objectivity of reason and therefore of science: Blaise Pascal, Johann Georg Hamann, Charles Hodge, Abraham Kuyper, and Herman Dooyeweerd.
set to a text by Johann Georg Hamann, is a much more extensive work, scored like the oratorio with the important addition of a martial drum (oddly, the list of instruments that precedes the score on p.
A contemporary in dissent; Johann Georg Hamann as a radical enlightener.
who at age 21 had his own academic chair, is today known mostly as the one-time teacher of Immanuel Kant and Johann Georg Hamann.
While Konigsberg was certainly no London, Paris, or even Berlin, it did have a number of thinkers who were of great importance in the German philosophical scene and who played a significant role in the life of Kant: for example, Johann Georg Hamann, Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel, Johann Gottfried von Herder, and Marcus Herz.
The writing of Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788) has fascinated, frustrated and baffled readers since its first publication.
This has important consequences if one takes Fichte's essay on language to be a response to the powerful "metacriticism" (Metakritik) levelled by Johann Georg Hamann against Kant's critical philosophy.