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By Gerhard Wagner,Gilbert Weiss,William Petropulos

Scholarly correspondence should be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it usually files the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow rules whereas illuminating their lives extra truly. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra stricken the eras during which they lived, the extra tremendous, and most likely attention-grabbing, their correspondence. this can be very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in tremendously dramatic instances and produced profound, advanced works that proceed to confound lecturers. The conversation among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their techniques to each other, used to be the most 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 outstanding 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 by means of Nazi strain and went to paintings at separate American universities. For 20 years they wrote one another, constructing their respective medical works in that discussion. The letters undergo witness to their friendship in the course of the years they spent in exile within the usa, they usually rfile the men’s tentative makes an attempt at formulating the theories of “lifeworld” and “gnosis” linked to Schutz and Voegelin today.

            the whole number of 238 letters used to be published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to provide their correspondence in English and gives a variety of crucial letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as historical past to their most vital strategies. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't study Schutz’s and Voegelin’s works in gentle of the correspondence—rather, they current the gathering to create a framework for brand new interpretations.

            A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime takes a distinct examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a worthwhile source within the learn of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks an immense addition to the literature on those striking males. displaying how scholarly discourse and the discussion of way of life can make clear each other, the publication eventually provides this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be ignored by way of students of philosophy and sociology.

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