Download A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence by Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.) PDF

By Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)


Scholarly correspondence should be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it frequently records the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra in actual fact. The extra complicated the authors’ scholarly works and the extra bothered the eras within which they lived, the extra immense, and probably attention-grabbing, their correspondence. this is often very true of the letters among Alfred Schutz (18991959) and Eric Voegelin (19011985). the students lived in tremendously dramatic occasions and produced profound, complicated works that proceed to confound teachers. The verbal exchange among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their concepts to each other, was once 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 extraordinary 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 two decades they wrote one another, constructing their respective clinical works in that discussion. The letters endure witness to their friendship in the course of the years they spent in exile within the usa, and so they rfile the men’s tentative makes an attempt at formulating the theories of “lifeworld” and “gnosis” linked to Schutz and Voegelin today.



            the complete number of 238 letters was once published in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to offer their correspondence in English and provides a variety of crucial letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as heritage to their most vital ideas. Editors Gerhard Wagner and Gilbert Weiss don't learn 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 necessary source within the research of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks a major addition to the literature on those striking males. exhibiting how scholarly discourse and the discussion of daily life can make clear each other, the publication eventually offers this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be ignored by way of students of philosophy and sociology.

Show description

Read or Download A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence Between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin PDF

Similar friendship books

The Council of Dads: A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live

The inspiring tale that touched humans around the world, The Council of Dads is the life-changing portrait of a gaggle of associates who provide knowledge, humor, and suggestions for a way to stay our lives with which means and pleasure. confronted with certainly one of life's maximum demanding situations, ny instances bestselling writer Bruce Feiler reached out to 6 males who contributed to shaping him and requested every one for a section of recommendation for his daughters: tips on how to dwell, the way to shuttle, the right way to query, easy methods to dream.

Feiler amassed their lifestyles classes, in addition to some of his own—"Always learn how to Juggle at the part of a Hill," "Hug the Monster," "Take a stroll with a Turtle"—into a heartwarming, deeply enriching publication that has encouraged readers in all places to begin their very own Councils of mothers or Dads. choked with heat and knowledge, The Council of Dads is a unique tale that gives classes for us all—helping us draw towards our acquaintances, be extra inventive as mom and dad, and have a good time what's very important in our lives.

My Side

While quiet, shy Addie is lured into the woods, she is confident she will die. She fast reveals out that there are worse issues than terror--things like betrayal by the hands of her ally and public humiliation in entrance of the total school.

Neely, Addie's ex-best good friend, is uninterested in the usual lifestyles and the standard pals. She is able to take a few percentages to re-invent herself. Is she additionally able to win new neighbors on the cost of outdated ones?

There are aspects to each tale, and it's most unlikely to grasp the reality till you've heard them either. yet occasionally you don't ever research the opposite part of the tale. What drives those buddies aside? who's correct and who's improper? You'll purely be aware of for those who learn either sides.

About the writer - Norah McClintock's attention-grabbing mysteries are challenging to place down. She is a five-time winner of the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for top Juvenile Crime Novel. even if Norah is a contract editor, she nonetheless manages to write down a minimum of one novel a 12 months. Norah grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and now lives along with her kinfolk in Toronto, Ontario.


What's love, and what's friendship? what's the quantity of our accountability to ourselves and to others? Kokoro, signifying "the center of things," examines those age-old questions when it comes to the trendy world.

A trilogy of reports that explores the very essence of loneliness, Kokoro opens with "Sensei and I," within which the narrator recounts his dating with an highbrow who dwells in isolation yet continues a worldly worldview. "My mom and dad and I" brings the reader into the narrator's family members circle, and "Sensei and His Testament" positive aspects the eponymous character's rationalization of the way he got here to dwell a lifetime of solitude.

Extra info for A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence Between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin

Sample text

The next time you have a free moment, please give me the pleasure of receiving a few lines from you. Come what may, I want to stay in touch. With very best wishes from Ilse and me to you and Frau Lissy. Yours, Schütz 16 Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime 1. Elisabeth de Waal, nee von Ephrussi (1899–2001). 2. Thomas Mann wrote to Voegelin on December 18, 1938, to thank him for the gift of Die Politischen Religionen (Vienna: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1938). While praising the work for its compact presentation of an important aspect of our “precarious and dangerous epoch,” Mann thought that Voegelin had been so “objective” that his position might be misunderstood as speaking for the National Socialism that he was criticizing.

My wife, who very much enjoyed her visit with your wife in New York, has returned after taking care of all the things that had to be done. She was also able to meet her mother when she arrived at London airport from Vienna, where she had endured almost interminable difficulties. She will now live in England with her son. Since, in any case, we have to have the children emigrate within four months, and in view of the unstable political situation, we have decided to take the trip together. Therefore with my wife and children I will embark on July 14th aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam for the United States.

I will have to ask you to please excuse me if, at some points, it is not as clear as it should be. It’s extremely bothersome to be under such textual constraints that the implications of many problems cannot be adequately developed. All in all, it’s a pretty mad business to try to write such a history in just two hundred pages. Our trip to northern Wisconsin begins early Monday morning. Both of us can drive a bit, and we hope to reach our destination sometime Tuesday, a lake with some log cabins.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 31 votes