Download PDF by Gerhard Wagner,Gilbert Weiss,William Petropulos: A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence

By Gerhard Wagner,Gilbert Weiss,William Petropulos

ISBN-10: 082621911X

ISBN-13: 9780826219114

Scholarly correspondence might be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it usually records the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra truly. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra stricken the eras during which they lived, the extra titanic, and almost certainly attention-grabbing, their correspondence. this is often very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in quite dramatic instances and produced profound, advanced works that proceed to confound teachers. The conversation among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their innovations to each other, was once an 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 outstanding 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 via 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, 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 selection of 238 letters was once published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to offer their correspondence in English and gives a variety of an important letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as history to their most vital recommendations. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't study Schutz’s and Voegelin’s works in gentle 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 different examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a beneficial 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 awesome males. displaying how scholarly discourse and the discussion of way of life can make clear each other, the ebook ultimately offers this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be neglected by means of students of philosophy and sociology.

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