A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence by Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.) PDF

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 truly. The extra complicated the authors’ scholarly works and the extra bothered the eras during which they lived, the extra titanic, and probably interesting, their correspondence. this is often very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in highly dramatic occasions and produced profound, advanced works that proceed to confound lecturers. The verbal exchange among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their techniques to each other, was once 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 impressive friendship: they first met as scholars in Vienna within the 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 clinical works in that discussion. The letters undergo witness to their friendship throughout the years they spent in exile within the usa, they usually record the men’s tentative makes an attempt at formulating the theories of “lifeworld” and “gnosis” linked to Schutz and Voegelin today.



            the full selection 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 gives a range of crucial letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as history to their most important options. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't study Schutz’s and Voegelin’s works in gentle of the correspondence—rather, they current the gathering to create a framework for brand spanking new interpretations.



            A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime takes a distinct examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a worthwhile source within the examine of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks an enormous addition to the literature on those striking males. exhibiting how scholarly discourse and the discussion of lifestyle can make clear each other, the e-book eventually offers this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be ignored by means of students of philosophy and sociology.

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Is nothing other than the philosopher’s genuine self-reflection on what he is truly seeking, on what is in him as a will coming from the will as the will of his spiritual forefathers. ”9 (bb) “But to every primal establishment [Urstiftung] essentially belongs a final establishment [Endstiftung] assigned as a task to the historical process. , the character of apodictic steps. ) (g). The “final establishment” must be distinguished from the meditative selfexaminations that every philosopher in history has engaged in as a means of determining his place in relationship to contemporaries who philosophize and to those who philosophized in the past.

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With the most cordial wishes from us both to you and your dear wife, Yours, Erich Voegelin 1. Schütz, “Phenomenology and the Social Sciences,” in Essays in Memory of Edmund Husserl, ed. Marvin Farber (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1940), 164–86. 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.

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