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Herderova filozofija jezika
Herder's Philosophy of Language

Author(s): Milenko A. Perović
Subject(s): Philosophy of Language
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Herder; origin of language; Condillac; Rousseau; Süßmilch; Maupertuis; philosophy of language

Summary/Abstract: This article is concerned with Herder’s Treatise on the Origin of Language. The author defines Herder’s place in the history of philosophy of language. Contrary to the majority of the authors who have studied reception and criticisms of Herder’s philosophy of language, the author of this paper concludes that Herder is the first thinker who finds the origin of language in man’s free spiritual essence. From that position Herder criticizes theological, naturalistic and conventionalist understanding of the question concerning the origin of language and establishes his own turn from glottogony to philosophy of language in the genuine sense.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 201-222
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian