Johann Georg Hamann Bibliography

Biblische Betrachtungen eines Christen 1758
Sokratische Denkwürdigkeiten (Socratic Memorabilia) 1759
According to Hamann, Socrates reveals a truth ‘hidden in darkness’, accessible only through faith and sensibility.
Kreuzzge eines Philologen (Crusades of the Philologist) 1762
“Life is action”, or as Hamann said in a letter to Herder in 1765, “think less and live more”. This collection of essays included Aesthetica in Nuce (Aesthetics in a Nutshell: A Rhapsody in Cabbalistic Prose) and Miscellaneous Notes on Word Order in French.
Metakritik über den Purismus der Vernunft (Metacritique on the Purism of Reason) 1780
Completed in 1780 but not published until 1800. In opposition to his friend and mentor Kant, Hamann published Metakritik to demonstrate that knowledge has always existed in language, and especially in poetry, “the mother-tongue of the human race”, since cognition depends on words.
Golgatha und Scheblimini 1784

A work directed against Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem, order über religiöse Macht und Judenthum, (1783).