Wilhelm Dilthey

Wilhelm Dilthey (vĬl´hĕlm dĬl´tī), 1833–1911, German philosopher. He taught at the universities of Basel, Kiel, Breslau, and Berlin. He was one of the first to claim the independence of the human sciences as distinct from the natural sciences. Dilthey laid down a foundation of descriptive and analytic psychology on which to base a study of philosophy. One of his principal works is Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften [introduction to the human studies] (1883).

See his monograph, The Essence of Philosophy (tr. 1954); study by R. A. Makkreel (1975).

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The Philosophy of Wilhelm Dilthey
H. A. Hodges.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952
Hermeneutics and the Study of History
Wilhelm Dilthey; Rudolf A. Makkreel; Frithjof Rodi.
Princeton University Press, 1996
Heidegger, Dilthey, and the Crisis of Historicism
Charles R. Bambach.
Cornell University Press, 1995
Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Literature: A Study of Wilhelm Dilthey's Poetik
Kurt Mueller-Vollmer; Edgar Lohner; Cornelis H. Van Schooneveld; F. W. Strothmann.
Mouton, 1963
The Nineteenth Century [Routledge History of Philosophy, V. 7]
C. L. Ten.
Routledge, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Dilthey"
The Riddle of the Sphinx: Interpreting the Human World
H. P. Rickman.
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Dilthey's Hermeneutics"
Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences
Hans Herbert Kögler; Karsten R. Stueber.
Westview Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Seven "From Simulation to Structural Transposition: A Diltheyan Critique of Empathy and Defense of Verstehen"
The German Conception of History: The National Tradition of Historical Thought from Herder to the Present
Georg G. Iggers.
Wesleyan University Press, 1968
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VI "The 'Crisis of Historicism' I The Philosophic Critique: Cohen, Dilthey, Windelband, Rickert, Weber"
Historicism
Paul Hamilton.
Routledge, 2003 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: "Dilthey's Critique of Historical Reason" begins on p. 59
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