Review of Metaphysics 22 (2):262 - 280 (1968)

This first quotation already calls into question many of the most often repeated and best known theses about Dilthey's position on the social and historiographical sciences. For example, what I quoted is not compatible with the widespread opinion that Dilthey made subjective empathy the foundation of interpretation, that he was psychologizing the "operation called Verstehen," or that he thought all historiography and social science must be based on psychology and must, in the last resort, rely on introspection or the so called "subjective experience". This mistaken opinion has influenced Max Weber and has dominated one side of the whole dispute about the methodological character of historiography, psychology, and the social sciences even up to the present writings of men like T. Abel and P. Winch. A quite different picture of Dilthey's position will have emerged at the end of this paper.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0034-6632
DOI revmetaph1968222202
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,289
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

From Knowledge to Wisdom: Guiding Choices in Scientific Research.Nicholas Maxwell - 1984 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 4 (4):316-334..
Thomas Kuhn and the Chemical Revolution.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2008 - Foundations of Chemistry 10 (2):101-115.
Skeptical Rationalism.William Berkson - 1979 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 22 (1-4):281 – 320.
Battering RAMs.Michael Taylor - 1995 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 9 (1-2):223-234.
Reconstruction of the Optical Revolution: Lakatos Vs. Laudan.Xiang Chen - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:103 - 109.


Added to PP index

Total views
18 ( #584,017 of 2,444,988 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #457,173 of 2,444,988 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes