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

By Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)


Scholarly correspondence will be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it usually files the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow rules whereas illuminating their lives extra essentially. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra bothered the eras within which they lived, the extra immense, and almost certainly interesting, their correspondence. this can be very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in particularly dramatic instances and produced profound, advanced works that proceed to confound lecturers. The communique among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their recommendations to each other, used to be 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 striking 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 way of Nazi strain and went to paintings at separate American universities. For two decades they wrote one another, constructing their respective medical works in that discussion. The letters undergo witness to their friendship throughout 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 whole choice of 238 letters was once revealed in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to provide their correspondence in English and provides a range of an important 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 distinct 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 an enormous addition to the literature on those impressive males. displaying how scholarly discourse and the discussion of way of life can make clear each other, the booklet eventually offers this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be overlooked via students of philosophy and sociology.

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In a transcription of thoughts not intended for publication, who is being addressed in this sentence? And then, in a manuscript in which the presentation is marked by many elisions, of all sentences, this one is written out in full! 3 There I read of Husserl’s “profound investigations”; I am very glad to have at last learned what “tiefschürfende Untersuchungen” is in English. 22 Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime After a very tiring week of furnishing and decorating the apartment, we are settling down a bit.

I am therefore sending you the manuscript with the request that you let me know as soon as possible whether, in principle, the article is suited to your journal, of course without you being obliged to take it. As far as the manuscript is concerned, should it be separately published, small changes will have to be made in any case, since the references it makes to other parts of the work will have to be reformulated. 2 In any case, in the event that your journal decides to publish the treatise, I suggest that I add a one- or two-page introduction in order to explain the theoretical problems.

She will now live in England with her son. Since, in any case, we have to have the children emigrate within four months, and in view of the unstable political situation, we have decided to take the trip together. Therefore with my wife and children I will embark on July 14th aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam for the United States. Conditions permitting, I would like to return to Europe on September 1st. But I will leave my wife and children in the United States until the situation in Europe clears up.

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