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Wilhelm Dilthey Quotes

Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature.
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No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

The individual always realizes only one of the possibilities in its development, which could always have taken a different turning whenever it has to make an important decision.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

If we conceive all the changes in the physical world as reducible to the motion of atoms, motions generated by means of the fixed nuclear forces of those atoms, the whole of the world could thus be known by means of the natural sciences.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

Thus there arose in me both a need and a plan for the foundation of the human sciences.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

What man is, only his history tells.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

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