The Tragedy of Finitude: Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life

Front Cover
Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 423 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
One of the founders of modern hermeneutics, German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) confronted the question of how modern, postmetaphysical human beings can cope with the ambivalence, contingency, and finitude that fundamentally characterise their lives. This book offers a re-evaluation and fresh analysis of Dilthey's hermeneutics of life against the background of the development of philosophy during the past two centuries.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction I
1
His Life Work and Reception
13
Kants Transcendental Philosophy
54
The Historization of the Worldview
97
The Historical A Priori of Life
129
The Descriptive Psychology Approach
160
Critique of Descriptive Psychology
185
The Hermeneutic Complement
218
A Critique of the Hermeneutic Approach
287
The Topicality of Diltheys Hermeneutics
349
Schematic Survey of Diltheys Critique of Historical Reason Based on the Berlin
377
Bibliography
399
Index
413
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Jos de Mul is full professor in philosophical anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Bibliographic information