Wilhelm Von Humboldt's Philosophy of Language, Its Sources and Influence (Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics No. 9)

Wilhelm Von Humboldt's Philosophy of Language, Its Sources and Influence (Studies in Linguistics & Semiotics No. 9)

By: Elsina Stubbs (author)Hardback

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Argues that Humboldt's philosophy of language should be seen as a coherent system in which he envisages the interaction of thought, perception and imagination. It underlines the significance of Humboldt's approach to his philosophical sources and his development of ideas embodied in those sources.

Contents

Leibniz as a source for Humboldt's ideas; the influence of Condillac on Humboldt; Kant's influence on Humboldt's thought; Humboldt's relation to Herder considered in the light of scholarly debate; an inquiry into Herder's theory of the origin of language and its relation to Humboldt's; Humboldt's view of thought, language and "Weltansicht"; Humboldt's view of the relativity principle and his influence on subsequent thinkers (Whorf, Rossi-Landi, Chomsky).

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  • ISBN13: 9780773476158
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9780773476158
  • ISBN10: 0773476156

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