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Author Dilthey, Wilhelm, 1833-1911.

Uniform Title Essays. English. Selections
Title The formation of the historical world in the human sciences [electronic resource] / Wilhelm Dilthey ; edited, with an introduction, by Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2002.

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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiii, 399 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Selected works / Wilhelm Dilthey ; v. 3
Dilthey, Wilhelm, 1833-1911. Selections. English. 1985 ; v. 3.
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Summary Publisher's description: This volume provides Dilthey's most mature and best formulation of his Critique of Historical Reason. It begins with three "Studies Toward the Foundation of the Human Sciences," in which Dilthey refashions Husserlian concepts to describe the basic structures of consciousness relevant to historical understanding. The volume next presents the major 1910 work The Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences. Here Dilthey considers the degree to which carriers of history--individuals, cultures, institutions, and communities--can be articulated as productive systems capable of generating value and meaning and of realizing purposes. Hegel's idea of objective spirit is reconceived in a more empirical form to designate the medium of commonality in which historical beings are immersed. Any universal claims about history need to be framed within the specific productive systems analyzed by the various human sciences. Dilthey's drafts for the Continuation of the Formation contain extensive discussions of the categories most important for our knowledge of historical life: meaning, value, purpose, time, and development. He also examines the contributions of autobiography to historical understanding and of biography to scientific history. The finest summary of Dilthey's views on hermeneutics can be found in "The Understanding of Other Persons and Their Manifestations of Life." Here, Dilthey differentiates understanding relative to three kinds of manifestations of life. After giving his analysis of elementary understanding, he examines the role of induction in higher understanding and interpretation, and the relevance of transposition and re-experiencing for grasping individuality.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2008. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Subject Philosophy.
History -- Philosophy.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Added Author Makkreel, Rudolf A., 1939-
Rodi, Frithjof, 1930-
Dilthey, Wilhelm, 1833-1911. Aufbau der geschichtlichen Welt in den Geisteswissenschaften. English.
American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/
ISBN 0691096694
9780691096698

 
    
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