The human being stepped into the world.
He is not strong enough to confront the lion; so let him flee far from it, know it from afar by its sound, and in order to be able to flee it in a human way and with forethought, let him learn to recognize it and a hundred other harmful animals distinctly, and therefore to name them!
Thus, what man sees with his eye and feels by touch can also become soundable. With the first characteristic mark language arose. On Thomas Abbt's writings ; 5. Moral Philosophy Herder also develops a philosophically powerful and historically influential moral philosophy.
The point here is that it is not a scream of emotion, for not a breathing machine but a reflective soul invented language But let this distribution of the forces of the soul, in which people noticeably suffocate all the other forces in order to excel beyond other people in a single one of them, not be transferred to the condition of a natural human being.
Another radical thesis that Herder champions is that moral sentiments as a rule turn out to be both suitable to and explicable in terms of the particular type of society and mode of life to which they belong.
What should he eat? Yes, what all could one not infer, and — in our original languages the clear opposite happens throughout. In a dream, in a thought-dream, the human being does not think as orderly and distinctly as when awake, but nonetheless he still thinks as a human being — as a human being in a middle state, never as a complete animal.
Another, much less obvious, means is a certain vitally important technique that Herder develops for overcoming conceptual discrepancies between the source language and the target language.