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

By Gerhard Wagner,Gilbert Weiss,William Petropulos

ISBN-10: 082621911X

ISBN-13: 9780826219114

Scholarly correspondence may be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it frequently records the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow rules whereas illuminating their lives extra sincerely. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra bothered the eras during which they lived, the extra immense, and possibly interesting, their correspondence. this is often very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in particularly dramatic occasions and produced profound, complicated works that proceed to confound teachers. The verbal exchange among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their options to each other, was once an 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 via 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 in the course of the years they spent in exile within the usa, and so they record 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 used to be published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to offer their correspondence in English and provides a range of an important letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as heritage to their most vital innovations. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't research 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 helpful source within the research of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks an incredible addition to the literature on those extraordinary males. displaying how scholarly discourse and the discussion of lifestyle can make clear each other, the e-book ultimately provides this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be overlooked by way of students of philosophy and sociology.

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