Ideas of Wilhelm Dilthey, by Theme

[German, 1833 - 1911, From 1882 was Professor of Philosophy in Berlin.]

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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 3. Hermeneutics
The claim of hermeneutics to give knowledge through understanding is challenged by positivism [Mautner]
14. Science / D. Explanation / 1. Explanation / d. Explaining people
Natural science seeks explanation; human sciences seek understanding [Mautner]