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By Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)

ISBN-10: 082621911X

ISBN-13: 9780826219114


Scholarly correspondence could be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it usually files the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow rules whereas illuminating their lives extra essentially. The extra complicated the authors’ scholarly works and the extra stricken the eras during which they lived, the extra giant, and in all likelihood interesting, their correspondence. this can be very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in really dramatic instances and produced profound, complicated works that proceed to confound lecturers. The verbal exchange among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their techniques to each other, used to be an important to the paintings of either men.



            A Friendship That Lasted a life-time: The Correspondence among Alfred Schutz and Eric Voegelin demonstrates that Schutz and Voegelin shared a impressive friendship: they first met as scholars in Vienna within the Nineteen Twenties and located themselves nice companions in dialogue; years later they have been driven out of Europe by means of Nazi strain and went to paintings at separate American universities. For 20 years they wrote one another, constructing their respective medical works in that discussion. The letters endure witness to their friendship in the course of the years they spent in exile within the usa, and so they rfile the men’s tentative makes an attempt at formulating the theories of “lifeworld” and “gnosis” linked to Schutz and Voegelin today.



            the whole number of 238 letters used to be published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to give their correspondence in English and gives a variety of an important letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as heritage to their most vital techniques. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't examine Schutz’s and Voegelin’s works in gentle of the correspondence—rather, they current the gathering to create a framework for brand new interpretations.



            A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime takes a special examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a priceless source within the learn of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks a huge addition to the literature on those impressive males. displaying how scholarly discourse and the discussion of way of life can make clear each other, the publication eventually provides this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be ignored through students of philosophy and sociology.

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3) The relationship between the systematic task of the transcendental philosopher and the history of philosophy is summed up in the following words: “In our philosophizing [ . . ”11 And: “For we are what we are as functionaries of modern philosophical humanity; we are heirs and co-bearers of the direction of the will which pervades this humanity; we have become this through a primal establishment which is at once a reestablishment [Nachstiftung] and a modification of the Greek primal establishment.

3. Fritz Kaufmann, “The Phenomenological Approach to History,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2 (1941): 159–72. 15. Voegelin to Schütz 903 Camelia Ave. Baton Rouge, La. September 17, 1943 Copy1 Dear Friend: Please accept our heartfelt thanks for the lovely evenings we were able to spend with you and your dear wife. Unfortunately the time we had together was so brief that we were unable to discuss many things that are of great interest to both of us. I find it appalling that there is such a distance between us.

Also in CP, 1:118–39. 2. Schütz, “Editor’s Preface to Edmund Husserl, ‘Notizen zur Raumkonstitution,’” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 1 (1940): 21–23. 3. Fritz Kaufmann, “Phenomenology and Logical Empiricism,” in Essays in Memory of Edmund Husserl, 124–42. 9. Schütz to Voegelin December 2, 1940 Dear Friend: Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your very kind letter of the 23rd. What you say about Husserl and the way he worked is all too true. One could reply that many authors work the same way.

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