Collected Papers V. Phenomenology and the Social Sciences

  • Alfred Schutz
  • Lester Embree

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lester Embree
    Pages 1-4
  3. Lester Embree
    Pages 75-92
  4. Lester Embree
    Pages 93-199
  5. Lester Embree
    Pages 201-208
  6. Lester Embree
    Pages 209-213
  7. Lester Embree
    Pages 215-225
  8. Lester Embree
    Pages 227-273
  9. Lester Embree
    Pages 275-289
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 291-297

About this book


This volume begins with Schutz's sketch of how Husserl influenced him. It shows how phenomenological theory of the social sciences differs from positivistic approaches, and presents Schutz's theory of relevances--a key feature of his own phenomenology of the social world. It contains exchanges between Schutz and Eric Voegelin, Felix Kaufmann, Aron Gurwitsch, and Talcott Parsons, and presents, for the first time, Schutz's incisive criticisms of T.S. Eliot's theory of culture.


Gurwitsch Husserl Kaufmann Parsons Schutz T.S. Eliot Voegelin economics phenomenology social science theory of culture theory of relevances

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfred Schutz
    • 1
  1. 1.SpringerDordrechtNetherlands

Editors and affiliations

  • Lester Embree
    • 1
  1. 1., Schmidt College of Arts and LettersFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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