Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thought for the day ...

No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought.
- Wilhelm Dilthey, born on this date in 1833


  1. Quite, but what can one make of Dilthey? Having failed to make head or tail of the account Heidegger gives of Dilthey's thought, I was interested to read that Dilthey was never able to finish the second volume of his magnum opus.

  2. Sounds like a real thinker, thinking his way into checkmate. That's where authentic thinking always leads, because being isn't a puzzle to be figured out. So far as I can grasp, my being a is role that I must play. I know that sounds a tad Calvinistic, but I think that's where it gets interesting. Because the factor of free choice, I feel certain, does enter in. We are complicit in our being.