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Dilthey, Wilhelm Christian Ludwig
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(Nov 19, 1833, Biebrich am Rhein [near Wiesbaden] – Oct 1, 1911, Siusi allo Sciliar, Italy [Seis am Schlern, Tyrol]). Son of a pastor and court chaplain, Dilthey studied theology, philosophy, history, and classical philology in Heidelberg and Berlin. Dilthey received his doctorate in philosophy in Berlin with a dissertation on F.D.E. Schleiermacher's ethics (1864), completing his Habilitation there in the same year with a study in moral philosophy. In 1867, he was called to an ordinary professorship in philosophy in Basel; from 1868 to …

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Lessing, Hans-Ulrich, “Dilthey, Wilhelm Christian Ludwig”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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