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The Resource Understanding the human world, Wilhelm Dilthey ; edited, with an introduction, by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi

Understanding the human world, Wilhelm Dilthey ; edited, with an introduction, by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi

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Understanding the human world
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Understanding the human world
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Wilhelm Dilthey ; edited, with an introduction, by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi
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This is the second volume in a six-volume translation of the major writings of Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911), a philosopher and historian of culture who continues to have a significant influence on Continental philosophy and a broad range of scholarly disciplines. In addition to his landmark works on the theories of history and the human sciences, Dilthey made important contributions to hermeneutics, phenomenology, aesthetics, psychology, and the methodology of the social sciences. This volume presents Dilthey's main theoretical works from the 1890s, the period between the Introduction to the Human Sciences and The Formation of the Historical World. A common thread of the writings included here is an interest in the relation between the self and the world. In "The Origin of Our Belief in the Reality of the External World and Its Justification," Dilthey argues that our engagement with the world is rooted in our practical drives and the resistance they meet. The basic nexus of our beliefs about reality is volitional rather than representational. The next essay, "Life and Cognition," examines the main categories with which we organize our experience of life into an understanding of the human world: selfsameness; doing and undergoing; and essentiality. These categorial relations are further articulated with the aid of Dilthey's structural psychology in ways that rival some of the insights of phenomenology. This occurs in "The Ideas for a Descriptive and Analytic Psychology." By focusing on how lived experience places everything in a temporal continuum that can be described and analyzed, Dilthey saw the opportunity to establish a structural psychology that could be of great use to the human sciences in general. In the final essay, "Contributions to the Study of Individuality," Dilthey attacks Windelband's thesis that the human sciences are idiographic. Many human sciences have systematic and structural aims that combine the study of uniformities with the examination of individuation. Applying the comparative method, Dilthey argues that living beings share many basic similarities within which typical variations tend to recur. For human individuation, however, the specification of the historical nexus is also essential.--
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1833-1911,
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Dilthey, Wilhelm
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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  • 1939-
  • 1930-
  • 1833-1911
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  • Makkreel, Rudolf A.
  • Rodi, Frithjof
  • Dilthey, Wilhelm
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v. 2
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  • Social sciences
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
  • Methodology
  • Hermeneutics
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Understanding the human world, Wilhelm Dilthey ; edited, with an introduction, by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi
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English translations of unpublished essays written by Dilthey as a continuation of his Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Dilthey's draft for a preface (1911) / translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Patricia Van Tuyl -- Inaugural speech to the Prussian Academy (1887) / translated by Patricia Van Tuyl -- The origin of our belief in the reality of the external world and its justification (1890) / translated by Maximilian Aue -- Life and cognition (1892-93) / translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Jacob Owensby -- Ideas for a descriptive and analytic psychology (1894) / translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Donald Moore -- Contributions to the study of individuality (1895-96) / translated by Erdmann Waniek
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25 cm.
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xxviii, 312 pages
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9780691147499
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2010001473
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(OCoLC)503594568
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Understanding the human world, Wilhelm Dilthey ; edited, with an introduction, by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi
Publication
Copyright
Note
English translations of unpublished essays written by Dilthey as a continuation of his Einleitung in die Geisteswissenschaften
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dilthey's draft for a preface (1911) / translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Patricia Van Tuyl -- Inaugural speech to the Prussian Academy (1887) / translated by Patricia Van Tuyl -- The origin of our belief in the reality of the external world and its justification (1890) / translated by Maximilian Aue -- Life and cognition (1892-93) / translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Jacob Owensby -- Ideas for a descriptive and analytic psychology (1894) / translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Donald Moore -- Contributions to the study of individuality (1895-96) / translated by Erdmann Waniek
Control code
ocn503594568
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780691147499
Lccn
2010001473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)503594568

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