Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Dilthey, Wilhelm

Born: 19 November 1833 (Biebrich, Germany)
Died: 1 October 1911 (Seis am Schlern, Austria-Hungry)
  • Dustin GarlitzEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1111-1


This entry focuses on the Renaissance work of German Kantian philosopher of the human sciences Wilhelm Dilthey (1833–1911). Emphasis is placed on Dilthey’s original works on the Renaissance, his formative influences, and his impact on Renaissance philosophy scholarship in the German-speaking world. Included in the entry are his interlocutors in Renaissance philosophy scholarship. Also included in the entry is the review work of Renaissance material that Dilthey wrote over the course of his academic career.


Renaissance Works Renaissance Philosophy Burckhardt German Historicist Tradition Cassirer's Philosophy 
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Primary Literature

  1. Dilthey, Wilhelm. 1914. Weltanschauung und Analyse des Menschen seit Renaissance und Reformation. Gesammelte Schriften V. 2.. Leipzig: Teubner.Google Scholar
  2. Dilthey, Wilhelm. 2010. On Jacob Burckhardt’s the civilization of the renaissance in Italy. In Hermeneutics and the study of history, vol. 4, ed. Rudolf A. Makkreel and Frithjof Rodi. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Cacciatore, Giuseppe. 1997. Dilthey e Cassirer interpreti del Rinascimento. Rinascimento XXXVII: 45–63.Google Scholar
  2. Cacciatore, Giuseppe. 2011. Garin e Dilthey. In Eugenio Garin, Dal Rinascimento all’Illuminismo, ed. Catanorchi Olivia and Lepri Valentina, 295–319. Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura.Google Scholar
  3. Gianturco, Elio. 1952. The Italian renaissance in the estimates of Emile Gebhart and Dilthey. Comparative Literature 4(3): 268–276.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Frohman, Larry. 1995. Neo-stoicism and the transition to modernity in Wilhelm Dilthey’s philosophy of history. Journal of the History of Ideas 56(2): 263–287.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Leinkauf, Thomas (ed.). 2003. Dilthey und Cassirer: Die Deutung der Neuzeit als Muster von Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte. Hamburg: Meiner.Google Scholar
  6. Luft, Sebasatian. 2004. Leinkauf, Thomas, (ed.), Dilthey und Cassirer: Die Deutung der Neuzeit als Muster von Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 42(4): 504–506.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA