Wilhelm Dilthey
#460 Overall Influence

Wilhelm Dilthey

German historian, psychologist, sociologist, student of hermeneutics, and philosopher

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Wilhelm Dilthey was a German historian, psychologist, sociologist, and hermeneutic philosopher, who held G. W. F. 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.

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Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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University of Kiel
University of Kiel

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University of Wrocław
University of Wrocław

Polish university

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University of Basel
University of Basel

University in Basel, Switzerland

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#35 World Rank
Sociology
#180 World Rank
Psychology
#185 World Rank
Philosophy
#202 World Rank
History
#2405 World Rank
Religious Studies
#10132 World Rank
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