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

By Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)

ISBN-10: 082621911X

ISBN-13: 9780826219114

 

Scholarly correspondence may be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it frequently files the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra essentially. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra the eras during which they lived, the extra great, 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 quite dramatic occasions and produced profound, complicated works that proceed to confound teachers. The conversation among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their concepts to each other, was once 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 extraordinary 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 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 endure witness to their friendship through 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 complete choice 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 variety of crucial letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as history to their most vital strategies. 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 new interpretations.

 

 

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

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Voegelin, “Some Problems of German Hegemony,” Journal of Politics 3 (1941): 154– 68. Also in CW, 10, Published Essays, 1940–1952, ed. Ellis Sandoz (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000), 62–75. 2. The phrase “along lines now beyond our wildest imaginations” was written by Schütz in English. 3. On this correspondence between Voegelin and Maximilian Mintz, see Thomas A. Hollweck and Ellis Sandoz, “General Introduction to the Series,” in CW, 19, History of Political Ideas, vol. I, Hellenism, Rome, and Early Christianity, ed.

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Voegelin, “Some Problems of German Hegemony,” Journal of Politics 3 (1941): 154– 68. Also in CW, 10, Published Essays, 1940–1952, ed. Ellis Sandoz (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000), 62–75. 2. The phrase “along lines now beyond our wildest imaginations” was written by Schütz in English. 3. On this correspondence between Voegelin and Maximilian Mintz, see Thomas A. Hollweck and Ellis Sandoz, “General Introduction to the Series,” in CW, 19, History of Political Ideas, vol. I, Hellenism, Rome, and Early Christianity, ed.

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