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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 rules whereas illuminating their lives extra sincerely. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra stricken the eras during which they lived, the extra massive, and almost certainly attention-grabbing, their correspondence. this can be very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in enormously dramatic occasions and produced profound, complicated works that proceed to confound lecturers. The verbal exchange among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their ideas to each other, used to be the most 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 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 means 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, 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 whole number of 238 letters used to be published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to give their correspondence in English and gives a range of an important letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as history to their most vital options. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't learn 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 special examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a necessary source within the learn of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks a massive addition to the literature on those amazing males. exhibiting how scholarly discourse and the discussion of daily life can make clear each other, the e-book ultimately provides this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be overlooked through students of philosophy and sociology.

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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.

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