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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 frequently records the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow rules whereas illuminating their lives extra truly. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra bothered the eras within which they lived, the extra mammoth, and possibly attention-grabbing, their correspondence. this can be very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in exceptionally dramatic instances and produced profound, advanced works that proceed to confound teachers. The conversation among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their innovations to each other, used to be an important to the paintings of either men.

 

 

            A Friendship That Lasted an entire life: The Correspondence among Alfred Schutz and Eric Voegelin demonstrates that Schutz and Voegelin shared a amazing 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 way of Nazi strain and went to paintings at separate American universities. For two decades they wrote one another, constructing their respective clinical works in that discussion. The letters endure witness to their friendship throughout 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 complete selection of 238 letters used to be revealed in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to provide 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 learn 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 different examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a helpful source within the research of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks a big addition to the literature on those amazing males. exhibiting how scholarly discourse and the discussion of way of life can make clear each other, the publication ultimately provides this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be ignored by means of students of philosophy and sociology.

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 Scholarly correspondence might be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it usually files the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra truly. The extra complicated the authors’ scholarly works and the extra the eras during which they lived, the extra great, and almost certainly interesting, their correspondence.

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4. Schütz did travel to Harvard, where presumably he met Talcott Parsons for the first time. 7. Voegelin to Schütz Evanston, Ill. August 19, 1939 Dear Friend: Thank you very much for your letter of the 16th of this month. In the matter of your research appointment, I was able to make a bit of progress today. The members of the department of economics had taken cognizance of the matter but, as I found out the middle of this week, they hadn’t hurried themselves any. Today I had a long talk with the department chairman, with the following results: 1) His name and address: Professor F.

In this way, the personal philosophical task develops out of the understanding of the telos found in the history of the modern spirit. (e). However, that does not make the task historically relative. ”7 The telos is timeless; it merely unfolds in historical becoming. (f). In this manner, the philosopher’s existence takes on a unique dialectical character that is revealed in Husserl’s following two theses: (aa) “We [are] [ . . ”8 “This manner of clarifying history by inquiring back into the primal establishment of the goals which bind together the chain of future generations [ .

However, I believe that on the basis of the essay before us, we can explain why nothing more in a philosophically fundamental sense is to be expected. Permit me a few observations on this point. 3 It is Victorian. The relevant history of humankind consists of ancient Greece and the modern age dating from the Renaissance. Hellenism, Christianity, and the Middle Ages—an insignificant span of time lasting just over two thousand years—is a superfluous interlude; the Indians and the Chinese (put in quotation marks by Husserl) are slightly ridiculous curiosities found on the periphery of the flat earth, at the center of which we find, not Occidental man, but humanity per se.

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