Johann Gottfried von Herder Bibliography

šber die neuere deutsche Literatur: Fragmente (On Recent German Literature: Fragments) 1767
Kritische W„lder, oder, Betrachtungen, die Wissenschaft und Kunst des Sch”nen betreffend (Critical Forests or Observations Pertaining to the Science and Art of the Beautiful) 1769
Journal of my Voyage in the Year 1769 1769
A record of Herder's life in Riga and his travels through Denmark, France and the Netherleands.

“There is not a man, a country, a people, a natural history, a state, which resemble each other; hence truth, goodness and beauty differ from one another.”
Treatise upon the Origin of Language 1772
In his celebrated thesis, Herder claimed that even though language is of human origin, “it reveals God in the light of a higher day: his work is a human soul which itself creates and continues to create its own language because it is his work, because it is a human soul.” The Treatise was awarded a prize by the Prussian Academy of Sciences and was translated into English 1827.
Žlteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts (Oldest Document of the Human Race) 1774
Herder's attempt to reconcile modern methods of inquiry with biblical exegesis.
Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte zur Bildung der Menschheit: Beytrag zu vielen Beytragen des Jahrhunderts (Another Philosophy of the History for the Education of Humankind: A Contribution to Many Contributions of the Century) 1774
An outline for a universal history.
On Cognition and Sensation in the Human Soul 1778
Plastic Arts 1778
A work on the aesthetics of sculpture.
Briefe, das Studium der Theologie betreffend (Letters Concerning the Study of Theology) 1780
Published in four parts between 1780 and 1781.
Vom Geist der ebr„ischen Poesie (On the Spirit of Hebrew Poetry) 1782
Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit (Ideas on the Philosophy of History of Humankind) 1784
Published in four parts between 1784 and 1791, it was translated as s Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of Man in 1800).

“It is silly to take a single Egyptian virtue out of the context of its country and time, out of the youth of the human spirit, and then to appraise it with a standard of a different time! Even if the Greek could...be so mistaken in his judgement of the Egyptian, and if the Oriental could hate the Egyptian; yet it seems to me, one’s first thought should be to see him in his proper place. Otherwise one sees, especially from the European viewpoint, a most distorted caricature”.
Eine Metakritik zur Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Metacritique on the Critique of Pure Reason) 1799
Herder wrote the Metacritique after Kant published a criticial review of his Ideas on the Philosophy of History of Humankind (1784-1791).
Kalligone 1800
A critical review of Kant's aesthetics.