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Yet soon after his death in the integrity of the collection was violated, its contents were divided and dispersed and many items sent to different locations. Throughout the nineteenth and most of the twentieth centuries with few exceptions, his papers did not attract the curiosity of professional linguists whose attention was focused mainly on Indo-European languages. Astonishingly, the extensive body of his posthumous works and papers was not ever systematically examined or properly catalogued, let alone studied in depth until recently.
Until this day all editions of his works have remained incomplete. His texts consist of philosophical reflections, fragments, studies of varying types and length, notes, diaries, as well as entire treatises and monographs with themes ranging from political theory, anthropology, aesthetics, educational theory, literature and history to hermeneutics, ethnology, and last but not least, to philosophy of language and linguistics. Not to be omitted are the political memoranda produced at the time Humboldt held public office, many of which must be counted among his outstanding literary and intellectual achievements.
There is in addition also a sizable corpus of translations from the works of Lucretius, Pindar, Aeschylus, Aristophanes and others GS Vol 8 and of non-Western works such as the Bhagavad Gita as well as his own poetic productions GS Vol 9. Noteworthy among these are his correspondence with his wife Caroline 7 vols.
An entire group of his correspondence consists of exchanges with scholars in different parts of the world and is concerned with specific issues and problems. The bulk of these communications can be found among his extant linguistic papers where they have come down to us in the order in which Humboldt filed them. His political correspondence forms a separate category and has been published as part of the Academy edition in GS Vol 16, The majority of his writings consist of essays, articles or presentations produced for specific occasions on the one hand and of a large body of sketches, studies, notes, expositions and entire treatises on the other.
Humboldt used the medium of writing as a vehicle of intellectual exploration to untangle the complex and diverse aspects of a specific problem or set of problems rather than attempting to state a fixed and definite position or opinion, and he would often bring to bear different view-points onto the matter at hand and utilize varying formulations.
It is characteristic of his intellectual style that he would with consistent philosophical and methodological astuteness develop a specific type of questioning that made it possible for him to bring to view particular phenomena or sets of problems in their inherent complexity. What lends a sense of unity to the large variety of his writings devoted to so many different domains of knowledge, is his consistency in articulating questions, in applying a specific viewpoint and perspective, and a recurring use of specific key concepts and their concomitant terminology.
It would be necessary for this purpose, Humboldt thought, to accord a positive value to human sensuality and give it a freer and more creative rein. His political writings from this period take issue with the eighteenth century absolutist idea of the state while at the same time offering a critical analysis of the political situation in contemporary France.
Humboldt tried to explain the unsuccessful attempts by the French National Assembly to create a lasting constitution and civic order by its unrealistic absolutist reliance on principles of abstract reason. In order to safeguard the freedom of the individual from government encroachment, Humboldt proposed to limit the functions and the authority of the state. To reach that goal, freedom was the indispensable condition GS Vol 1: For this reason, Humboldt maintained, a government should not be evaluated solely by its legal system that granted freedom and liberty to its citizens but equally by how much and to what degree it helped assure the creation of such a manifold of situations and opportunities for the individual citizens to develop their human capacities in actual reality.
His starting point is the question:. Combining a Kantian questioning from the Critique of Judgment with the performative model of the human mind presented by Fichte in his Science of Knowledge Wissenschaftslehre , Humboldt advanced a theory of the imagination Einbildungskraft that enabled him to explain aesthetic effects as an interactive process involving the triad of artist, work of art and recipient.
In other words, a generative one has replaced the traditional mimetic or objective concept of art. Subsequently, in his linguistics and philosophy of language Humboldt would advance a similar generative view of human language and speech. Because he understood linguistic form as procedural rule and direction, as forma formans , Form von Form , GS Vol 5: rather than as some kind of material shape or fixed objective entity Form von Materie , the structure and organization of a language for him could not be gathered from the actual verbal forms of its construction, its grammar.
It was to be obtained rather from an analysis of the procedures language employs in its generation of speech Verfahrensweise der Sprache bei der Erzeugung der Rede. For, as Humboldt put it. To understand his approach to linguistics and to appreciate the empirical linguistic investigations that will follow from it, it is necessary to take a closer look at his conception of language at its formative stage where philosophy and linguistics intersect in a distinct manner. In this, his first major statement on language, he takes issue with the concept of the linguistic sign, which had been one of the cornerstones of seventeenth and eighteenth-century philosophy of language.
In both the rationalist and empiricist schools of thought it was assumed that signs constituted a special class of objects outside the mind existing independently from it to which convenient labels agreed upon by society had been attached. But Herder himself had not been able to advance a plausible solution to the problem, either, even though he connected the origin of language with reflection Besonnenheit , claiming that it was through reflection that humans had first created language. Thinking consists for Humboldt.
In other words, in this process of segmentation not only are different objects are created, but with it the very subject of this thinking activity constitutes itself. No thinking, not even the purest, can occur without the aid from the general forms of our sensibility allgemeinen Formen unsrer Sinnlichkeit ; only through them can it be apprehended and, as it were, arrested. What Humboldt is saying, then, is that the mental acts he has described would not have been possible without assistance from the general forms of our sensibility. But how precisely do they make these acts possible?
The sensory designations of those units, into which certain portions of our thinking are united, in order to be opposed as parts to other parts of a greater whole as objects to the subjects, is called in the broadest sense of the word: language Sprache. This imposition of order is the work of the sensory medium of language: word sounds function as structured units Einheiten through which we discern and secure the mental units in the flow of impressions and images.
What constituted language, according to Saussure, was. Sound and thought can be combined only by means of these units. There he had shown the act of language production, or Articulation to be at one and the same time the constitutive act for the consciousness of self of the speaking individual. Thus there arises in the act of speaking the distinction between subject and object as mutually constitutive correlatives of this act. Subsequently, in thesis 7 we learn that besides the linguistic and epistemological angle there is still an anthropological side to this process.
For Humboldt it is language instead that serves as the civilizing force leading the individual to self-consciousness and societal interaction and thus involves a positive relation to the other. In working with over a dozen native South and Central American languages, Humboldt created one such schema enabling him to describe and to compare the phonetic systems of these different languages. The words we hear and those that we utter are the stimuli for our language capacity to generate participatory responses. However, shared language capacity and linguistic competence cannot guarantee that one individual understands what the other is saying.
Only through dialogue with the other can they test their understanding, amend and correct it, if necessary. Every understanding is therefore also a non-understanding, Humboldt argued. A concept, Humboldt argued, can attain its distinctness and clarity only through its being reflected back from the intellect of another person einer fremden Denkkraft , GS Vol 5: with language as the only mediator between one intellect and another. There existed for him a communicative prototype of human speech that is embedded in the structure of language itself manifesting itself in the different languages.
All speech is directed at someone and its structure cannot be understood by applying Cartesian grammatical analysis to it, because from a logical and grammatical point of view, it makes no difference whether I use the first, second or third personal pronoun, when in each case these pronouns function as the subject of a sentence. But for Humboldt I and he really are different entities, and with them, he argued, all possibilities are exhausted: because they constitute the I and the not-I.
In his empirical investigations Humboldt therefore paid special attention to the system of personal pronouns in a given language because it was from there that one could reconstruct the specific manifestation of the prototypal speech situation. It is in these texts that the marriage of philosophy of language and empirical linguistics that characterizes his work, can best be studied. First of all, Humboldt was decidedly critical of all attempts to construct a system of Philosophical Grammar supposedly underlying all natural languages, because it was patterned after the concepts of Latin and French grammar and in practice had resulted in the writing of grammars that violated the nature of the Non-European languages by forcing them into the procrustean bed of a Western system, whose categories were completely alien to their own inherent structures GS Vol 5: He did not, however, reject the idea of linguistic universals.
On the contrary, these constituted the backbone of his concept of linguistic variety, the fact namely that each language by its structure and formation was able to represent a specific view of the world Weltansicht. With Kant he believed in the universality of the mental structures and Kantian categories represented for him the rules and the laws of thinking that were ultimately responsible also for the rule systems that govern our linguistic utterances.
But he rejected the idea that these structures were themselves already a kind of logical grammar from which a Philosophical Grammar could directly be deduced. Therefore, the comparative study of the languages required some new kind of Universal Grammar to serve as tertium comparationes for the linguist not to lose himself in endless and aimless comparisons. Hence he replaced the traditional principles with a radically different conception that he had derived from his work in comparative anatomy at Jena in the notion of type, used first in his Plan for a Comparative Anthropology of and which he now adapted to the study of language.
Once established, through a combination of philosophical-methodological reflection and concrete linguistic analysis, the linguistic prototype was to serve and did serve Humboldt as a guide and tertium comparationis for the study and comparison of different languages and language groups. In short, the prototype is not to be seen as an object, a list of specific surface structure features, nor does it resemble any existing actual language, but instead stands for the communality of elements, rules, and structures that underlie all language production.
For example, the existence of phonetic elements in a given language, constituting a sound system Lautsystem and its individual word always combining a sound-unit with a thought-unit, must be understood as part of the prototypal nature of language, whereas the particular Lautsystem of that language as it resulted from its historical development becomes the subject of specific linguistic investigations. Yet for Humboldt languages do not differ from each other as species Gattungen but as individuals; their character does not pertain to the species but to them as individuals as conditioned by and as a result of their own specific historical development GS Vol 6: There are some critical distinctions that Humboldt employs in his linguistic writings, which shed light on his understanding of language and the approach he follows in his empirical investigations.
Thus he distinguished sharply as did his contemporary Schleiermacher before Saussure and twentieth-century linguistics, between language Sprache and Speech Rede. Because language in its fullest sense occurs only in the societal context in its acts of speech production and in what is being said through them, its true nature can only be intimated and perceived in living discourse verbundener Rede and should be studied equally in its lasting manifestations in the works of culture and of science, in literature, poetry, and philosophy.
Alexander von Humboldt said about his brother that it had been granted to him to penetrate more deeply into the structure of a larger number of languages as probably have ever been grasped by one human mind.
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His starting point is the question: What makes it possible for an artist to produce aesthetic effects? GS Vol 2: Combining a Kantian questioning from the Critique of Judgment with the performative model of the human mind presented by Fichte in his Science of Knowledge Wissenschaftslehre , Humboldt advanced a theory of the imagination Einbildungskraft that enabled him to explain aesthetic effects as an interactive process involving the triad of artist, work of art and recipient.
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