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Dilthey Selected Writings - William Dilthey

Paperback Published: 21st May 1979
ISBN: 9780521295888
Number Of Pages: 280

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Dilthey is a figure of real importance in European philosophy and social theory. He exerted a significant influence on Husserl, Heidegger and Weber (among others) through his work on the nature of philosophy and the methodology and epistemology of human and social studies. He was also a distinguished and original historian of ideas and, indeed, many of his philosophical interests arose from the insights and practical difficulties he encountered as a historian. He produced a monumental biography of Schleiermacher, and a series of shorter, but no less striking studies of Hegel, Dickens, Shakespeare, Schiller and many others.

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"...Over three and a half decades later, Rickman's book carries the hope of introducing Dilthey to a new generation of readers.... Rickman's Selected Writings provides an excellent introduction to Dilthey. Rickman provides a brief survey of Dilthey for those who are unfamiliar with his work. He includes passages on a variety of topics and methods that Dilthey explored, and thus grants this thinker the broad scope he deserves. Rickman also provides helpful commentary which connects the various themes and underlines the coherence of Dilthey's thought as a whole. In addition, Rickman orients the reader by providing a general introduction with a summary of key concepts, as well as section introductions to give information about the excerpts: why they were selected, and the significance of each selection for Dilthey's philosophical project. Rickman unravels the ideas and explains them in clear, relatable terms. As a whole, the book is very approachable." --Rebecca Hansen, Emory University, Philosophy Now

Dilthey as a historian of ideas
Dilthey's approach to psychology
Dilthey's philosophy of life
Dilthey's epistemology and methodology
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ISBN: 9780521295888
ISBN-10: 0521295882
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 21st May 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41

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