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The Complicated History of Einfuhlung
The Complicated History of Einfuhlung

Author(s): Magdalena Nowak
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Einfuhlung; empathy; understanding; mimesis; re-enactment

Summary/Abstract: The article analyses the history of the Einfuhlung concept. Theories of "feeling into" Nature, works of art of feelings and behaviours of other persons by German philosophers of the second half of the nineteenth century Robert and Friedrich Vischer and Theodor Lopps are evoked, as well as a similar theory of understanding (Verstehen) by Wilhelm Dilthey and Friedrich Schleiermacher, to which Dilthey refers.

  • Issue Year: I/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 301-326
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English