Verstehen and Humane Understanding /

by O'Hear, Anthony, Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements ; . 41 Physical details: 1 online resource (320 pages) : digital, PDF file(s). ISBN:9780511563775 (ebook).
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This 1997 collection of essays addresses topics that are of crucial importance to the lives of us all. Is there a mode of thinking peculiar to human life and its concerns, which is different from and irreducible to scientific rationality? Is historical understanding different from scientific understanding? Do psychology, religion and aesthetics have their own forms of rationality? Can you be rational about human life without being scientific? The contributors address these and related questions, some focusing on the history of the development of the notion of Verstehen, others examining particular areas of discourse and practice.

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