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Wilhelm Dilthey: Selected Works, Volume I : Introduction to the Human Sciences - Wilhelm Dilthey

Wilhelm Dilthey: Selected Works, Volume I

Introduction to the Human Sciences

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ISBN: 9780691020747
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"Introduction to the Human Sciences" carries forward a projected six-volume translation series of the major writings of Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911)--a philosopher and historian of culture who has had a strong and continuing influence on twentieth-century Continental philosophy as well as a broad range of other scholarly disciplines. In addition to his landmark works on the theories of history and the human sciences, Dilthey made important contributions to hermeneutics and phenomenology, aesthetics, psychology, and the methodology of the social sciences. The Selected Works will make accessible to English-speaking readers the full range of Dilthey's thought, including some historical essays and literary criticism. The series provides translations of complete texts, together with editorial notes, and contains manuscript materials that are currently being published for the first time in Germany.

This volume brings together the various parts of the Introduction to the Human Sciences published separately in the German edition. Rudolf Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi have underscored the systematic character of Dilthey's theory of the human sciences by translating the bulk of Dilthey's first volume (published in 1883) and his important drafts for the never-completed second volume.

Preface to All Volumesp. xiii
Editorial Note to Volume Ip. xvii
Introduction to Volume Ip. 3
Introduction to the Human Sciences Volume I
Prefacep. 47
Survey of the System of the Particular Human Sciences, in Which the Necessity of a Foundational Science Is Demonstratedp. 53
The Aim of This Introduction to the Human Sciencesp. 55
The Human Sciences Form an Independent Whole alongside the Natural Sciencesp. 56
The Relationship of the Human Sciences to the Natural Sciencesp. 66
Survey of the Human Sciencesp. 72
The Content of the Human Sciencesp. 76
The Three Classes of Assertions in the Human Sciencesp. 78
The Differentiation of the Particular Human Sciences from Socio-Historical Realityp. 79
The Sciences of Individuals as Elements of Socio-Historial Realityp. 80
The Status of Our Knowledge of Socio-Historical Realityp. 87
The Scientific Study of the Natural Articulation of both the Human Race and Particular Peoplesp. 91
The Differentiation of Two Further Kinds of Human Sciencep. 93
The Sciences of the Cultural Systemsp. 99
The Sciences of the External Organization of Societyp. 114
Neither Philosophy of History nor Sociology Is Really a Sciencep. 136
The Philosophy of History and Sociology Cannot Fulfill Their Tasksp. 142
The Methods of the Philosophy of History and of Sociology Are Wrongp. 153
Philosophy of History and Sociology Do Not Recognize the Relationship of History as a Science to the Particular Social Sciencesp. 159
The Growth and Perfection of the Particular Human Sciencesp. 162
The Necessity of an Epistemological Foundation for the Particular Human Sciencesp. 165
Metaphysics as Foundation of the Human Sciences: Its Dominance and Declinep. 171
Mythic Thought and the Rise of Science in Europep. 173
The Task Arising from the Results of the First Bookp. 173
The Concept of Metaphysics. The Problem of the Relation of Metaphysics to Other Closely Related Phenomenap. 176
The Dissolution of Man's Metaphysical Attitude toward Realityp. 185
The Conditions of Modern Scientific Consciousnessp. 185
The Natural Sciencesp. 192
The Human Sciencesp. 207
Concluding Observations concerning the Impossibility of a Metaphysical Approach to Knowledgep. 219
Drafts for Volume II of the Introduction to the Human Sciences (ca. 1880-1890)
Foundations of Knowledgep. 243
The Facts of Consciousness ("Breslau Draft")p. 245
The Principle of Phenomenalityp. 245
Perception and Concepts Emerge and Subsist in a Psychological Nexus Which Is Contained in the Totality of Psychic Lifep. 263
All Science Is Experiential Science; Even the Criteria That Determine What Is Experience Posses Their Evident Certainty Only as an Inner Experiencep. 271
The Facts of Consciousness Are Not Phenomena. Whether or Not They Are Effects Has No Bearing on Their Reality in Consciousnessp. 277
The Given, Which Forms the Point of Departure of Psychology, and the Scope of the Problem Inherent in Itp. 281
The Articulation of the Facts of Consciousnessp. 282
The Distinction between the Psychic Process and Its Contentp. 289
The Perceptual and Representational Content Manifests Three Relations in Consciousness. Accordingly Three Aspects Can Be Distinguished in the Acts of Psychic Life: (1) Perception--Representation--Thought (in Kant's Terminology, Cognition), (2) Feeling, and (3) Willingp. 294
On the Modes and Degrees of Awarenessp. 300
The Narrowness of Consciousness and the Law of Attentivenessp. 312
The Unity of Consciousness and the Psychic Actp. 317
Self-consciousness in Connection with the Properties of Psychic Life Discussed Abovep. 329
The Perception of the External Worldp. 354
Perception and Its Correlate, the Real World. Introductionp. 354
The Principle of Phenomenality and Its Limitsp. 355
[The Experience of Self and External World]p. 359
Self-consciousness and the Consciousness of External Objectsp. 361
The Spatial Order and Its Laws as Signs of Facts of the External Worldp. 364
[Sense Perception and Space]p. 367
Inner Perception and the Experiences of Psychic Lifep. 368
The Analysis of Inner Perceptionp. 368
The Basic Properties of Inner Perception and the Psychic Facts Given in Itp. 374
The Method of Inner Experience and Introspectionp. 375
The Flow of Time as the Form of Inner Perceptionsp. 381
[The Reality of the Temporal Flow]p. 383
The Connection of Outer and Inner Perception in the Recognition and Understanding of Other Personsp. 388
Thought, Its Laws and Forms; Their Relation to Realityp. 393
Thought and Its Analysis in Logicp. 395
The Task of Logic as a Theory of Thought: The Methods for Carrying Out This Task and Their Appraisalp. 400
The Laws of Thoughtp. 407
The Categoriesp. 414
The Forms of Thoughtp. 419
[Judgment]p. 419
The Conceptp. 426
The Inference and the Sphere of Logical Operationsp. 426
The Knowledge of Human Reality and the System of the Human Sciencesp. 429
The Purposive System of Human Reality and the Methods of the Sciencesp. 431
The Methods of the Natural Sciencesp. 436
The Methods of the Human Sciencesp. 438
The Analysis of Society and of Historyp. 441
The Psychophysical Life-Unitp. 442
Cultural Systems: Economic Life, Lawp. 447
Cultural Systems: Morality and Religion, Language, Art, and Sciencep. 448
External Organization of Society: Education, Governmentp. 452
Universal History and Pedagogyp. 453
General Plan for Volume II of the Introduction to the Human Sciences, Books Three to Six ("Berlin Plan") (ca. 1893)
[Introduction]p. 459
The Problem of the Human Sciences and the Current Stage of the Experiential Sciences and Epistemologyp. 460
Life: Descriptive and Comparative Psychologyp. 465
The Structure of Psychic Lifep. 466
Comparative Systematic Account of the Life of the Drives and Feelingsp. 470
Consciousness and Attentiveness: The Development and Inscrutability of the Intellectp. 470
Temperament and Willp. 470
The Developmental History of the Individual and His Highest Achievementp. 472
Foundation of Knowledgep. 473
Life and Knowledgep. 474
Perception and Realityp. 482
Thought and Truthp. 483
On the Power Available through Knowledge, and the Limits of That Powerp. 485
Appendix
Comments on the Introduction to the Human Sciences: Drafts of the "Althoff Letter"p. 493
Postscript to Book One: "Sociology"p. 497
Early Draft of Book Four: "Presuppositions or Conditions of Consciousness or Scientific Knowledge"p. 500
Glossaryp. 503
Indexp. 511
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ISBN: 9780691020747
ISBN-10: 0691020744
Series: Wilhelm Dilthey's Selected Works : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st September 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.57  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.72

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