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Read through the most famous quotes from Wilhelm Dilthey
From the perspective of mere representation, the external world always remains only a phenomenon. ↗
However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century. ↗
If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context. ↗
The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter. ↗
Jos de Mul The Tragedy of Finitude: Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life (New Haven: Yale University Press 2004). For Dilthey like Hegel "spirit" (Geist) has a cultural rather than a social meaning. Makkreel Dilthey: Philosopher of the Human Studies (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1993).
As a polymathic philosopher working in a modern research university Dilthey's research interests revolved around questions of scientific methodology historical evidence and history's status as a science. He could be considered an empiricist in contrast to the idealism prevalent in Germany at the time but his account of what constitutes the empirical and experiential differs from British empiricism and positivism in its central epistemological and ontological assumptions which are drawn from German literary and philosophical traditions. Wilhelm Dilthey (German: [ˈdɪltaɪ]; 19 November 1833 – 1 October 1911) was a German historian psychologist sociologist and hermeneutic philosopher who held Hegel's Chair in Philosophy at the University of Berlin.