The Interpretationism of Alfred Schutz or How Woodcutting Can Have Referential and Non-referential Meaning

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


Without explicit connection with 19th C. traditional or with 20th C. “new hermeneutics” of Heidegger et al., Schutz nevertheless emphasizes interpretation. Electronic searching of the oeuvre in English shows that he recognizes interpretation of texts and then also a distinction holding beyond language of what can be called “referential” and “non-referential” meaning, but does not consider all experience interpretive and is hence not an extreme interpretationist.


Subjective Interpretation Narrow Signification Objective Meaning Subjective Meaning Hermeneutic Phenomenology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Arts and LettersFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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