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Wilhelm Dilthey: Selected Works, Volume III:
The Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences
Edited by Rudolf A. Makkreel & Frithjof Rodi

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE TO ALL VOLUMES xi
EDITORIAL NOTE TO VOLUME iii xv
INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME iii 1
PART I
STUDIES TOWARD THE FOUNDATION OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES
Translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and John Scanlon
FIRST STUDY
The Psychic Structural Nexus 23
I. Task, Method, and Outline of the Foundation 24
1. The Task 24
2. The Task of the Theory of Knowledge 27
3. The Foundational Method Used Here 28
4. Point of Departure for a Description of the Processes in which Knowledge Originates 29
5. The Place of this Description in the System of the Foundation 32
II. Descriptive Preliminary Concepts 34
1. Psychic Structure 34
2. The Apprehension of Psychic Structure 38
3. Structural Units 40
4. The Structural Nexus 42
5. The Kinds of Structural Relation 43
SECOND STUDY
The Structural Nexus of Knowledge 45
I. Objective Apprehension 45
1. Delimitation of Objective Apprehension 45
2. The Relation between Lived Experience and Psychic Object 46
3. The Relation between Intuition and Sensory Objects 54
4. The Structure of the Lived Experiences of Apprehension 57
5. Lived Experiences of Apprehension as Structural Unities and Their Inner Relations to One Another 57
II. Objective Having 66
1. Feeling 66
1. Delimiting Lived Experiences of Feeling 67
2. The General Nature of the Attitude in the Lived Experience of Feeling 69
3. The Structural Unity of the Lived Experience of Feeling 71
4. Structural Relations between Feelings 75
5. The System of the Relations between Feelings as Delimited from the Systems of Objective Apprehension and of Willing 77
Supplement: Completion of the Inner Teleology of the Structural Nexus of Feelings in Objective Formations 79
2. Willing 82
First Fragment 82
1. The Scope of Its Lived Experiences 82
2. Analysis of Willing 84
Second Fragment 87
1. The Foundation of Willing in Objective Apprehension and in Feeling 87
2. Delimiting Willing from Feeling 87
3. The Structural Unity of the Volitional Attitude 89
4. The Levels of Structural Unity in Lived Experience and the Relations between Lived Experiences 89
5. The System of Lived Experiences in the Volitional Attitude 90
THIRD STUDY
The Delimitation of the Human Sciences (Third Draft) 91
PART II
THE FORMATION OF THE HISTORICAL WORLD IN THE HUMAN SCIENCES
Translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and John Scanlon
I. Delimitation of the Human Sciences 101
II. Different Modes of Formation in the Natural Sciences and in the Human Sciences 109
Historical Orientation 109
III. General Theses about the System of the Human Sciences 142
Section One: Objective Apprehension 143
Section Two: The Structure of the Human Sciences 152
Chapter I: Life and the Human Sciences 152
Chapter II: The Procedural Modes in Which the World of the Human Spirit Is Given 160
Chapter III: The Objectifications of Life 168
Chapter IV: The World of Human Spirit as a Productive Nexus 174
PART III
PLAN FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE FORMATION OF THE HISTORICAL WORLD IN THE HUMAN SCIENCES
Translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and William H. Oman
Drafts for a Critique of Historical Reason 213
Section One: Lived Experience, Expression, and Understanding 213
I. Lived Experience and Autobiography 213
1. The Task of a Critique of Historical Reason 213
2. Reflexive Awareness, Reality: Time 214
3. The Life-Nexus 218
4. Autobiography 221
Supplement to 3: The Life-Nexus 223
II. The Understanding of Other Persons and Their Manifestations of Life 226
1. Manifestations of Life 226
2. Elementary Forms of Understanding 228
3. Objective Spirit and Elementary Understanding 229
4. The Higher Forms of Understanding 231
5. Transposition, Re-Creating and Re-Experiencing 234
6. Exegesis or Interpretation 237
Addenda 241
1. Musical Understanding 241
2. Lived Experience and Understanding 245
3. Methods of Understanding 245
4. The Limits of Understanding 246
III. The Categories of Life 248
Life 248
Lived Experience 249
Duration Apprehended in Understanding 251
Meaning 252
Meaning and Structure 256
Meaning, Significance, Value 258
Values 260
Whole and Parts 263
Development, Essence, and Other Categories 263
IV. Biography 265
1. The Scientific Character of Biography 265
2. Biography as a Work of Art 267
Section Two: Conceptual Cognition of the Nexus of Universal History 271
Introduction 271
1. History 271
2. The New Task 272
A First Projection of a Continuation of the Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences 273
1. Fundamental Relationship: The Structure of Historical Formations 273
2. The Structure of Every Historical Nexus or System 281
3. The Subjects of Historical Assertions 283
4. Race, People, etc. as Concrete-Historical Subjects 283
5. Cultural Systems 283
6. Economic Life 284
7. The Legal System and Its Organization in the Community 284
8. The Articulation of Society 284
9. Custom, Ethos, and the Ideals of Life 284
10. Religion and Its Organization 284
11. Art 286
12. The Sciences 286
13. World-View and Philosophy 286
14. The System of Organizations in the State 288
15. Nations as the Carriers of Power, Culture, Etc. 288
16. Humanity and Universal History 288
17. The Nature of System. The Goal of this Book 294
A Second Projection of a Continuation of the Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences 296
1. The Problem of History 296
2. Nations 302
3. Ages 305
4. Progress 306
5. The Nexus of Universal History 307
6. Conclusion of this Work 310
PART IV
APPENDIX
Translated by Rudolf A. Makkreel and William H. Oman
I. Supplements to the Studies on the Foundation of the Human Sciences 315
On the Theory of Knowledge 315
The Task 315
The Delimitation of the Human Sciences 324
First Draft of Third Study 324
The Task 324
Second Draft of Third Study 330
First Chapter 330
The Task 330
Second Chapter 337
(How Is Conceptual Cognition in the Human Sciences Possible?) 337
Supplements to and Continuation of First Chapter 342
II. Additions to the Formation of the Historical World 344
1. The Logical System in the Human Sciences 344
Psychic Structure 344
2. Fragments toward a Theory of Structure 351
Psychic Life 351
Structure 352
External World 352
3. The Epistemological Problem 352
The Epistemological Problem of the Human Sciences 352
Kant and Fichte 353
Overcoming the Transcendence of Subjectivity 354
4. The Enlightenment as an Example 355
The Structure of the Age of Enlightenment 355
Political Life in the Age of Enlightenment 358
The Music of the Enlightenment 361
Pietism 362
5. Historical Development 365
GLOSSARY 369
INDEX 383

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