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By Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)

ISBN-10: 082621911X

ISBN-13: 9780826219114


Scholarly correspondence should be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it usually records the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra essentially. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra afflicted the eras during which they lived, the extra colossal, and in all probability attention-grabbing, their correspondence. this is often very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in exceedingly dramatic instances and produced profound, advanced works that proceed to confound teachers. The verbal exchange 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 a life-time: 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 20 years they wrote one another, constructing their respective medical works in that discussion. The letters undergo witness to their friendship in the course of the years they spent in exile within the usa, and so they record the men’s tentative makes an attempt at formulating the theories of “lifeworld” and “gnosis” linked to Schutz and Voegelin today.



            the full number of 238 letters used to be published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to offer their correspondence in English and provides a range of an important letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as heritage to their most important ideas. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't research 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 worthwhile source within the learn of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks a tremendous addition to the literature on those impressive males. exhibiting how scholarly discourse and the discussion of daily life can make clear each other, the booklet eventually offers this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be neglected via students of philosophy and sociology.

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1 Please accept my heartfelt thanks, and let me assure you that your gift has made me very happy. I don’t know a single one of these plays and had been considering getting the book myself in order to familiarize myself with this period of drama about which I know almost nothing. It has come at just the right time, and I will dive into it immediately. Let me also thank you for your letter of the 2nd of this month. It’s a crying shame that we live so far apart; I am working intensely on my “History” and discover new problems every day.

Goldstein,” Journal de Psychologie Normale et Pathologique 36 (1939): 107–38. 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.

Siegfried Kracauer (1889–1966). 5. Schütz to Voegelin Paris June 30, 1939 Dear Friend: Not only do I want to thank you for your letter of May 1st,1 which I have irresponsibly neglected to answer, but I want to tell you something about our plans. My wife, who very much enjoyed her visit with your wife in New York, has returned after taking care of all the things that had to be done. She was also able to meet her mother when she arrived at London airport from Vienna, where she had endured almost interminable difficulties.

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