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Herder is usually criticized for having embraced cultural relativism, yet there was little philosophical dialogue of what he really wrote concerning the nature of the human species and its differentiation via tradition. This publication makes a speciality of Herder's thought of tradition, trying to situate his social and political theses in the context of his anthropology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, conception of language and philosophy of heritage. It argues for a view of Herder as a certified relativist, who mixed the perception of a standard human nature with a trust within the value of tradition in constructing and shaping that nature. specially highlighted are Herder's realizing of the relativity of advantage and happiness, and his trust within the impossibility of creating a unmarried most sensible society. The ebook will entice a variety of readers either in Herder and in Enlightenment tradition extra generally.

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