Tag: Wilhelm Dilthey

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #133: Psychology

General Introduction – Stay tuned ‘til the end for listener feedback Aristotelian Psychology – What does Aristotle mean by soul? – The soul and the body – Dante’s interpolation – Your undecaying mind – The final cause of the body – Types of souls – Thomas’s additions Christology and Psychology – The Nicene Creed –…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 8: Overcoming the Epistemological Problem (242-264)

  Husserl brought the entire notion of the given—so important for German idealism—into question; in so doing, he moved beyond Dilthey, at least to a certain extent. In fact, an examination of Husserl’s books reveals that he disbelieved entirely in the sort of objectivism proffered by Dilthey and many other nineteenth-century philosophers. Phenomenology is rather…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 7: Dilthey's Entanglement in the Aporias of Historicism (218-241)

The section of Truth and Method that contains this chapter is called “Historical Preparations,” and one of the oddities of blogging about it is that I’m writing about an entire section dedicated to a philosopher I’d not heard about until I’d read this book. Wilhelm Dilthey is a post-Hegelian German philosopher whose written works were…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 6: The Questionableness of Romantic Hermeneutics (173-218)

  In this section, Gadamer attempts to undermine Romantic hermeneutics; to do so, he will retrace Wilhelm Dilthey’s steps with different goals than the ones that Dilthey had.   Hermeneutics develops in two parallel tracks: theological and philological. Both of them conceive of their work as “a rediscovery of something that was not absolutely unknown,…

Blogging Through Truth and Method, Post 2: The Subjectivization of Aesthetics (42-81)

In the last few pages of the previous section, Gadamer dismissed the relegation of taste to the realm of aesthetics; in this section, he is going to critique two major schools of aesthetics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and hint at his own vision for the field moving forward. Kantian Aesthetics  Kant’s major aesthetic…