Johann Gottfried von Herder


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Noun1.Johann Gottfried von Herder - German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
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Already in 1802, the German philosopher Johann Gottfried von Herder argued that the mission could not be disentangled from colonialism.
In her discussion we meet the influence of anti-Darwinian evolutionary theorists such as the French naturalist Georges Cuvier and the German philosopher Johann Gottfried von Herder. Herder's ideas about national distinctiveness and authenticity gave intellectual support to the development of late nineteenth-century Russian nationalism and strongly influenced Odoevsky's ideas of "organic force" and the search for Russian "roots." This latter would allow Russia to "transcend the duality of East and West and carve out its own historical trajectory," as Banerjee notes (27).