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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 files the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra sincerely. The extra complicated the authors’ scholarly works and the extra bothered the eras within which they lived, the extra monstrous, and in all probability interesting, their correspondence. this is often very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in tremendously 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 suggestions to each other, was once the most 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 awesome 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 through 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 in the course of 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 published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to provide their correspondence in English and provides a range of crucial letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as history to their most important ideas. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't study Schutz’s and Voegelin’s works in mild 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 different examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a invaluable source within the learn of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks an immense addition to the literature on those outstanding males. exhibiting how scholarly discourse and the discussion of way of life can make clear each other, the publication eventually provides this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be neglected through students of philosophy and sociology.

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Schütz, CP, 3:1–14. 13. 1 Your report sounded better this time than it did the last. 2 For the longest time I have wanted to publish something of yours. Naturally this is not an official invitation; by myself I am not entitled to extend one, since Farber also has a word in such matters. But, assuming that your treatment of the material is not purely historical or philological, I am sure he would be very enthusiastic. I hope “The Stranger” will soon be in print. But I don’t know if it is advisable to have it printed, because I am a stranger myself and, in this regard, I am confronted with a rather delicate situation.

It may also appear in the form of a particular intramundane col- The Letters 35 lectivity like those we find in the collectivist speculations of Communism, National Socialism, and Fascism. In the coordinate system of these Averroist variations, Husserl’s collective telos of philosophical reason may be characterized as follows: To the extent that Husserl’s collectivist telos is a rational or spiritual substance it is intimately related to the stoic logos or the Averroist intellectus. The problem of philosophy is completely identified with the problem of spirit; and to the extent that spirit constitutes the essence of the human being, the problem of philosophy becomes identical with the problem of the human being in his perfected form.

What would you recommend? I have heard high praise of O’Neill. Should one read him? In view of my inadequate English, I don’t feel up to trying Joyce. With the most cordial wishes to you and your dear wife. Yours, Schütz 1. Voegelin’s letter of August 1, 1939, has not been located. 2. The reference is to Augustus R. Hatton (1873–1946). Between 1927 and 1940, Hatton was professor and chairman of the department of political science at Northwestern University. From Voegelin’s letter to Hatton of January 4, 1939, it is clear that they met at Columbia and that Voegelin had informed him of his desire to be employed by Northwestern.

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