Phenomenology of the Social World

Phenomenology of the Social World

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In this book, his major work, Alfred Schutz attempts to provide a sound philosophical basis for the sociological theories of Max Weber. Using a Husserlian phenomenology, Schutz provides a complete and original analysis of human action and its "intended meaning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 153.92 x 226.06 x 21.59mm | 426.38g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • 0810103907
  • 9780810103900
  • 77,604

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This book contains a thoroughgoing analysis of the role of objectivity versus subjectivity in the social sciences and the nature of human action . It also presents a philosophical analysis of the nature of social science as such, and raises as well as answers the fundamental question of whether to and to what extent the social sciences can provide us with a genuine understanding of human beings.
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Review quote

This is one of the most important works ever written in the area of theoretical foundations of the social sciences." -New Scholasticism

"To be invited to review [Schutz's] key work is intimidating for the reviewer, since this is one of the rare classics in the philosophy of the social sciences." -Sociological Review
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About Alfred Schütz

Alfred Schutz (13 April 1899, Vienna - 20 May 1959, New York City) was an Austrian social scientist, whose work bridged sociological and phenomenological traditions to form a social phenomenology.
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