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Deibler Chairman of the Economics Department Northwestern University Evanston, Ill. 2) He is entirely sympathetic to the idea but is unwilling to take any immediate action because the appropriate man for the project is away at the moment. Dean Bell, the finance specialist, is traveling in Europe and will not be back until shortly before the semester begins in mid-September. [Deibler] is obviously unwilling to do anything before consulting him. But as soon as Bell returns he will take the matter up with him and he has no doubt that there is a strong possibility that such an appointment can be made.
Hopefully this will be of some use to you; but perhaps Haberler and Machlup will find a solution more quickly. I am very happy that you can stay until September 15th. By that time you should be able to see more clearly whether it would not be wiser to remain here. 1 It is all that has been typed up to now, and unfortunately, it has not yet been revised. I will have to ask you to please excuse me if, at some points, it is not as clear as it should be. It’s extremely bothersome to be under such textual constraints that the implications of many problems cannot be adequately developed.
The explicit theorems, both the individual ones as well as those that concern the system as a whole, are determined by the thinker’s attitude toward the world. This in turn is determined by the factors of the personal spiritual structure, the milieu’s tradition of sentiments, and the immediate social factors that thrust themselves [upon the thinker] and become the occasion for his taking a stance. An example for the first factor: The ontological assumptions of Thomas of Aquinas are determined by his personality to the extent that the experience [Erlebnis] of a fundamental harmony between the world and man gives rise to the thesis that the order of reality and the order of reason are identical.
A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence Between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin by Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)