Philosopher of the Human Studies
Rudolf A. Makkreel
With a new afterword by the author


The philosopher and historian of culture Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) has had a significant and continuing influence on twentieth-century Continental philosophy and in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Rudolf Makkreel interprets Dilthey's philosophy and provides a guide to its complex development. Against the tendency to divorce Dilthey's early psychological writings from his later hermeneutical and historical works, Makkreel argues for their essential continuity.

Rudolf A. Makkreel is Candler Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy.