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Wilhelm Dilthey

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Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society's resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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From the perspective of mere representation, the external world always remains only a phenomenon.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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In the real life-process, willing, feeling, and thinking are only different aspects.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills, feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously and with as much certitude as his own self.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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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.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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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.

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