Archimedes

Historical Perspectives on Erklären and Verstehen

Editors: Feest, Uljana (Ed.)

  • Addresses a current interest in a contextualized history of philosophy
  • Interdisciplinary in that it brings together historians of science and philosophers
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twentieth-century literature about the distinction between explanation and und- standing)? Second, can we do justice to a particular writer’s notion of that category by taking at face value what he writes about his own motivation for adopting it? In response to both types of questions, there is by now a consensus amongst many historians of science and of philosophy that (a) intellectual history – like other kinds of history – has to be careful not to uncritically adopt actors’ categories, and (b) more generally, even the actors’ own thinking about a particular issue has to be contextualized vis-à-vis their other intellectual commitments and interests, as well as the complex conditions that make the totality of their commitments possible. Such conditions include cognitive as well as practical, institutional, and cultural factors. The articles in this volume respond to these challenges in several ways. For example, one author (Christopher Pincock) seeks to read some of the nineteen- century philosophical writings about Erklären and Verstehen as standing for a more fundamental problem, which he terms the problem of the “unity of experience”.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Historical Perspectives on Erklären and Verstehen: Introduction

    Feest, Uljana

    Pages 1-13

  • Epistemological Distinctions and Cultural Politics: Educational Reform and the Naturwissenschaft/Geisteswissenschaft Distinction in Nineteenth-Century Germany

    Phillips, Denise

    Pages 15-35

  • Vestiges of the Book of Nature: Religious Experience and Hermeneutic Practices in Protestant German Theology, ca. 1900

    Kleeberg, Bernhard

    Pages 37-59

  • How Wilhelm Dilthey Influenced Popular Science Writing: Kurd Laßwitz’s “Homchen. Ein Tiermärchen aus der oberen Kreide”

    Azzouni, Safia

    Pages 61-79

  • Explaining History. Hippolyte Taine’s Philosophy of Historical Science

    Müller, Philipp

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Perspectives on Erklären and Verstehen
Editors
  • Uljana Feest
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3540-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3540-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3539-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3134-9
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 320
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