Quotes by Wilhelm Dilthey

About Wilhelm Dilthey:

Wilhelm Dilthey was a German historian, psychologist, sociologist, and hermeneutic philosopher, who held Hegel's Chair in Philosophy at the University of Berlin. As a polymathic philosopher, working in a modern research university, Dilthey's research interests revolved around questions of scientific methodology, historical evidence and history's status as a science. He could be considered an empiricist, in contrast to the idealism prevalent in Germany at the time, but his account of what constitutes the empirical and experiential differs from British empiricism and positivism in its central epistemological and ontological assumptions, which are drawn from German literary and philosophical traditions.

Author Bio

  • NameWilhelm Dilthey
  • DescriptionGerman historian, psychologist, sociologist, student of hermeneutics, and philosopher
  • BornNovember 19, 1833
  • DiedOctober 1, 1911
  • CountryGermany; Russian Empire
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Historian; Psychologist; Theologian; Educationist; Sociologist
  • AwardsOrder Of Merit For Arts And Science