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Adam Morton outlines the life and philosophy of Johann Georg Hamann, who was a significant but obscure figure in the German Enlightenment. He was a writer, philologist, and critic who changed the course of modern philosophy. Hamann emphasized the importance of words, language, and their connection to God and humans. His encounter with Kant influenced the latter's critical philosophy. A key work, "Aesthetica In Nuce," emphasized the poetic nature of creation and the Christological significance of language. He was not a recognized authority in the church, despite his theological depth.
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Produced in July 2023. Provisional captions.