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Explaining versus Understanding — or, Answering versus Empathizing


Deutsch: Wilhelm Dilthey (* 19. November 1833 ...

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“We explain through purely intellectual processes, but we understand through the cooperation of all the powers of the mind activated by apprehension.” — Wilhelm Dilthey, Die geistige Welt: Einleitung in die Philosophie des Lebens (1924)