Timed for the centennial of Alfred Schutz (1899-1999), this set of original essays documents the continuing relevance of his thought in economics, geography, sociology, philosophy, and political science, and indicates the continuing interest in his thought in East Asia, Western Europe, and North America. The authors of these essays are leading authorities in their countries and disciplines. Schutz is the pre-eminent phenomenological philosopher of the social sciences. New materials from his Nachlaß concerning barriers to equality of opportunity, including a report co-authored with the political scientist Harold Lasswell are also included.
Frontispiece. Preface. 1. Regionalism and Political Society; B.Werlen.2. The Origin of the Political; I. Srubar.3. On the Study of Human Action: Schutz and Garfinkel on Social Science; G. Psathas.4. Alfred Schutz's Conception of Multiple Realities Sociologically Interpreted; H. Nasu.5. Reading Natanson Reading Schutz; H.Y. Jung.6. Human Action, Ideal Types, and the Market Process: Alfred Schutz and the Austrian Economists; R. Ebeling.7. Making Sense of Politics in Public Spaces: The Phenomenology of Political Experiences and Activities; D. Cafaï.8. Schutz on Lifeworld and Cultural Difference; C.-C. Yu.9. The Phenomenological Foundation of the Social Sciences; T. Nenon.10. The Purely Possible Political Philosophy of Alfred Schutz; F. Kersten.11. Values as Critique and the Critique of Values: Voegelin and Schutz on Theory in the Social Sciences; M.Barber.12. The Ethical-Political Side of Schutz: His Contributions at the 1956 Institute on Ethics concerned with Barriers to Equality of Opportunity; L. Embree. Schutz Texts. Notes on Contributors. Index.