Collected Papers V. Phenomenology and the Social Sciences

Collected Papers V. Phenomenology and the Social Sciences

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This book shows how phenomenology of the social sciences differs from positivistic approaches, and presents Schutz's theory of relevances--a key feature of his own phenomenology of the social world. It begins with Schutz's appraisal of how Husserl influenced him, and continues with exchanges between Schutz and Eric Voegelin, Felix Kaufmann, Aron Gurwitsch, and Talcott Parsons. This book presents, for the first time, Schutz's incisive criticisms of T.S. Eliot's theory of culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 16.76mm | 486g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • XVI, 300 p.
  • 9400737017
  • 9789400737013

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This volume begins with Schutz's sketch of how Husserl influenced him. It shows how phenomenological theory of the social sciences differs from positivistic approaches, and presents Schutz's theory of relevances--a key feature of his own phenomenology of the social world. It contains exchanges between Schutz and Eric Voegelin, Felix Kaufmann, Aron Gurwitsch, and Talcott Parsons, and presents, for the first time, Schutz's incisive criticisms of T.S. Eliot's theory of culture.
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Table of contents

Editorial Introduction; Husserl and His Influence on Me; Choice and the Social Sciences; The Theory of Social Action: Correspondence between Alfred Schutz and Talcott Parsons; Reflections on the Problem of Relevance; Outlines on "Relevance and Action"; T. S. Eliot's Theory of Culture; Letters of Schutz to Felix Kaufmann; Letters of Schutz to Gurwitsch; Letters of Schutz to Voegelin.
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