Wilhelm Dilthey


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German philosopher who developed hermeneutics and extended Kant's method to the cultural sciences (Geisteswissenschaften). These sciences rest on ‘lived experience (Erlebnis), expression, and understanding (Verstehen)’. History, art, religion, law ...

Subjects: Philosophy.

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