Schutzian Phenomenology and Hermeneutic Traditions

  • Michael Staudigl
  • George Berguno

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Schutzian Phenomenology and Hermeneutic Traditions

  3. Theoretical and Conceptual Reassessments

  4. Explorations of the Practical World

  5. Investigations into Multiple Realities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-281

About this book


Schutzian Phenomenology and Hermeneutic Traditions links Alfred Schutz to the larger hermeneutic tradition in Continental thought, illuminating the deep affinity between Schutzian phenomenology and hermeneutics. The essays collected here explore a broad spectrum of Schutzian themes and concerns, from Schutz’s concrete affinities to hermeneutic traditions, his interpretationism and the pragmatist nature of Schutz’s thought, to questions concerning the role of the media and music in our understanding of the life-world and intersubjectivity. The essays go on to explore the practical applicability of Schutz’s thoughts on questions regarding economics, literature, ethics and the limits of human understanding. Given its emphasis on the application of Schutzian ideas and concepts, this book willbe of special interest to a wide range of readers in the social sciences and humanities, who are interested in the application of phenomenology to social, political, and cultural phenomena.


Phenomenological Sociology Schutz, Alfred Schutzian Hermeneutics Schutzian Phenomenology hermeneutics of the social sciences practical-hermeneutical approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Staudigl
    • 1
  • George Berguno
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Vienna Department of PhilosophyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Arts & Social SciencesRichmond American International Univ. Faculty of CommunicationLondonUnited Kingdom

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