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The Resource A friendship that lasted a lifetime : the correspondence between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin, translated by William Petropulos ; edited by Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss, (electronic resource)

A friendship that lasted a lifetime : the correspondence between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin, translated by William Petropulos ; edited by Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss, (electronic resource)

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A friendship that lasted a lifetime : the correspondence between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin
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A friendship that lasted a lifetime
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the correspondence between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin
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translated by William Petropulos ; edited by Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Scholarly correspondence can be as insightful as scholarly work itself, as it often documents the motivating forces of its writers' intellectual ideas while illuminating their lives more clearly. The more complex the authors' scholarly works and the more troubled the eras in which they lived, the more substantial, and potentially fascinating, their correspondence. This is especially true of the letters between Alfred Schutz (1899-1959) and Eric Voegelin (1901-1985). The scholars lived in incredibly dramatic times and produced profound, complex works that continue to confound academics. The communication between these two giants of the social sciences, as they sent their thoughts to one another, was crucial to the work of both men
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1899-1959
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Schutz, Alfred
Dewey number
191
LC call number
B945.S3544
LC item number
A4 2011
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  • 1901-1985
  • 1958-
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  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Wagner, Gerhard
  • Petropulos, William
  • Weiss, Gilbert
  • Project Muse
Series statement
  • Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy. Studies in religion and politics
  • Eric Voegelin series in political philosophy
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  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Schutz, Alfred
  • Sociologists
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Scholarly correspondence can be as insightful as scholarly work itself, as it often documents the motivating forces of its writers intellectual ideas while illuminating their lives more clearly. The more complex the authors scholarly works and the more troubled the eras in which they lived, the more substantial, and potentially fascinating, their correspondence. This is especially true of the letters between Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). The scholars lived in incredibly dramatic times and produced profound, complex works that continue to confound academics. The communication between these two giants of the social sciences, as they sent their thoughts to one another, was crucial to the work of both men.A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence between Alfred Schutz and Eric Voegelindemonstrates that Schutz and Voegelin shared a remarkable friendship: they first met as students in Vienna in the 1920s and found themselves great partners in discussion; years later they were pushed out of Europe by Nazi pressure and went to work at separate American universities. For twenty years they wrote each other, developing their respective scientific works in that dialogue. The letters bear witness to their friendship during the years they spent in exile in the United States, and they document the mens tentative attempts at formulating the theories oflifeworld and gnosis associated with Schutz and Voegelin today. The entire collection of 238 letters was printed in German in 2004, but this edited volume is the first to present their correspondence in English and offers a selection of the most important lettersthose that contributed to the thinkers theoretical discussions and served as background to their most significant thoughts. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss do not analyze Schutzs and Voegelins works in light of the correspondencerather, they present the collection to create a framework for new interpretations.A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetimetakes a unique look at two major social scientists. This volume is a valuable resource in the study of Voegelins political philosophy and Alfred Schutzs contribution to American sociology and marks an important addition to the literature on these remarkable men. Showing how scholarly discourse and the dialogue of everyday life can shed light on one another, the book finally presents this correspondence for an American audience and is not to be missed by scholars of philosophy and sociology
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A friendship that lasted a lifetime : the correspondence between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin, translated by William Petropulos ; edited by Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss, (electronic resource)
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  • Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
  • Published in German under the title: Eine Freundschaft, die ein Leben ausgehalten hat
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Editors' introduction -- The letters -- Appendix. Complete list of letters in the Schütz-Voegelin correspondence -- Index
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OCM1bookssj0000672559
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9780826219114
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(print)
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Label
A friendship that lasted a lifetime : the correspondence between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin, translated by William Petropulos ; edited by Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
  • Published in German under the title: Eine Freundschaft, die ein Leben ausgehalten hat
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Editors' introduction -- The letters -- Appendix. Complete list of letters in the Schütz-Voegelin correspondence -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000672559
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826219114
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000672559

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