We have to make philosophy itself an object of philosophical concern.
In the real life-process, willing, feeling, and thinking are only different aspects.
Thus there arose in me both a need and a plan for the foundation of the human sciences.
From the perspective of mere representation, the external world always remains only a phenomenon.
The knife of historical relativism... which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion must also bring about healing.
If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.
However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century.
Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature.
The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter.
On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills, feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously and with as much certitude as his own self.