Dilthey Today: A Critical Appraisal of the Contemporary Relevance of His Work (Contributions in Philosophy)
Dilthey Today: A Critical Appraisal of the Contemporary Relevance of His Work (Contributions in Philosophy)
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Title: Dilthey Today: A Critical Appraisal of the Contemporary Relevance of His Work (Contributions in Philosophy)
ISBN10: 031325933X
ISBN13: 978-0313259333
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Pages: 114 pages
Publisher: Praeger; y First edition edition (July 7, 1988)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1869 kb
Size epub: 1295 kb
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities

This volume provides a unique overview and analysis of the philosophy and thought of Wilhelm Dilthey, and examines his writings in terms of their contemporary relevance. Rickman contends that the hub of Dilthey's work was his philosophy of the human studies, and that his ideas were directly relevant to the future of the social sciences. The book focuses on Dilthey's contribution not only to philosophy but also to history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, literary criticism, and the methodology of human studies in general; his bearing on present-day concepts is documented by quotations from modern authors in these various fields. This incisive study also includes a critical assessment of the ambiquities and tensions in Dilthey's writing, which have been underscored by the recent first publication of some of his important manuscripts, and examine how contemporary thought has been stimulated by these ambiguities and by his resolute attempts to confront reality in all its complexities.