Explorations of the Life-World

Continuing Dialogues with Alfred Schutz

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-3219-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-3220-2 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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    Pages 1-15

    Introduction: Alfred Schutz and Contemporary Social Theory and Social Research

  2. Theory of the Life-World and Contemporary Social Theory

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      Pages 19-49

      The Problem of Subjectivity in Schutz and Parsons

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      Pages 51-74

      Reflexivity, Reality, and Relationality. The Inadequacy of Bourdieu’s Critique of the Phenomenological Tradition in Sociology

  3. On Methodology and Theory of Social Science

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      Pages 77-95

      The Appeal of Alfred Schutz in Disciplines beyond Philosophy, e.g. Jurisprudence

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      Pages 97-121

      The “Naturality” of Alfred Schutz’s Natural Attitude of the Life-World

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      Pages 123-141

      Between the Everyday Life-World and the World of Social Scientific Theory—Towards an “Adequate” Social Thory

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      Pages 143-169

      The Ideal Type in Weber and Schutz

  4. The Political and Socio-Cultural Dimension of the Life-World

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      Pages 173-202

      If only to be heard: Value-Freedom and Ethics in Alfred Schutz’s Economic and Political Writings

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      Pages 203-234

      In Search of a Political Sphere in Alfred Schutz

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      Pages 235-266

      The Pragmatic Theory of the Life-World as a Basis for Intercultural Comparisons

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      Pages 267-280

      Schutz on Transcendence and the Variety of Life-World Experience