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By Gerhard Wagner,Gilbert Weiss,William Petropulos

Scholarly correspondence may be as insightful as scholarly paintings itself, because it frequently records the motivating forces of its writers’ highbrow principles whereas illuminating their lives extra essentially. The extra advanced the authors’ scholarly works and the extra the eras during which they lived, the extra colossal, 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 exceptionally dramatic occasions and produced profound, complicated works that proceed to confound lecturers. The conversation among those giants of the social sciences, as they despatched their ideas to each other, was once an 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 striking friendship: they first met as scholars in Vienna within the Nineteen Twenties and located themselves nice companions in dialogue; years later they have been driven out of Europe through Nazi strain and went to paintings at separate American universities. For two decades they wrote one another, constructing their respective medical works in that discussion. The letters endure witness to their friendship throughout 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 full number of 238 letters used to be revealed in German in 2004, yet this edited quantity is the 1st to give their correspondence in English and provides a range of crucial letters—those that contributed to the thinkers’ theoretical discussions and served as history to their most vital suggestions. 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 spanking new interpretations.

            A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime takes a distinct examine significant social scientists. This quantity is a precious source within the learn of Voegelin’s political philosophy and Alfred Schutz’s contribution to American sociology and marks an enormous addition to the literature on those notable males. displaying how scholarly discourse and the discussion of daily life can make clear each other, the booklet ultimately offers this correspondence for an American viewers and isn't to be overlooked through students of philosophy and sociology.

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