In this article I argue that new light can be shed on the analytic/Continental divide by looking at the controversy on the nature of philosophy in late 19th-century/early-20th-century Germany. The controversy is between those thinkers who understand philosophy primarily as a worldview [Weltanschauung] and those who insist that it should be understood as a science [Wissenschaft]. The positions of the two main representatives of the two camps, Wilhelm Dilthey and Heinrich Rickert, are presented and assessed. Their mutual disagreement on what philosophy ought to be reflects in a striking way some of the major tensions existing between the analytic and the Continental camps today. At the end of the article I formulate a historical hypothesis about how the Wissenschaft/Weltanschauung controversy petrified into the analytic/Continental divide.

Philosophy: Weltanschauung or Wissenschaft? Towards a Pre-History of the Analytic/Continental Rift / Staiti, ANDREA SEBASTIANO. - In: PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM. - ISSN 0191-4537. - 39:8(2013), pp. 793-807. [10.1177/0191453713494972]

Philosophy: Weltanschauung or Wissenschaft? Towards a Pre-History of the Analytic/Continental Rift.

STAITI, ANDREA SEBASTIANO
2013

Abstract

In this article I argue that new light can be shed on the analytic/Continental divide by looking at the controversy on the nature of philosophy in late 19th-century/early-20th-century Germany. The controversy is between those thinkers who understand philosophy primarily as a worldview [Weltanschauung] and those who insist that it should be understood as a science [Wissenschaft]. The positions of the two main representatives of the two camps, Wilhelm Dilthey and Heinrich Rickert, are presented and assessed. Their mutual disagreement on what philosophy ought to be reflects in a striking way some of the major tensions existing between the analytic and the Continental camps today. At the end of the article I formulate a historical hypothesis about how the Wissenschaft/Weltanschauung controversy petrified into the analytic/Continental divide.
Philosophy: Weltanschauung or Wissenschaft? Towards a Pre-History of the Analytic/Continental Rift / Staiti, ANDREA SEBASTIANO. - In: PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL CRITICISM. - ISSN 0191-4537. - 39:8(2013), pp. 793-807. [10.1177/0191453713494972]
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