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This six-volume translation of the main writings of Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) is intended to meet a longstanding need. It makes available to English readers translations of complete texts representing the full range of Dilthey's philosophy. The multi-volume edition will thereby provide a wider basis for research not only in the history and theory of the human sciences but also in Dilthey's philosophical understanding of history, life, and world-views. His principal writings on psychology,...

Poetics

Dilthey's essay The Imagination of the Poet, usually referred to as his Poetics, represents his single most important work in aesthetics. Not only does it examine the main historical contributions to the interpretation of literary works, but it also gives the fullest expression to Dilthey's own conception of the significance of poetry. His analysis of the role of technique and form in literature discloses an unusually acute awareness of the multiple conditions that intersect in the work of art...

Poetry And Lived Experience

Dilthey wrote innumerable literary studies which have now been collected in such volumes as Die gro e Phantasiedichtung (The Great Poetry of the Imagination), Von deutscher Dichtung und Musik (Of German Poetry and Music), and volumes 15 and 16 of the Gesammelte Schriften. The only volume of literary essays that was published by Dilthey's students during his own lifetime was Das Erlebnis und die Dichtung (Poetry and Lived Experience). It appeared in 1906 and contains Dilthey's four best-known...