Alfred Schutz: Philosopher and social scientist [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Human Studies 21 (1):1-12 (1998)
Aron Gurwitsch's critique of Schutz's essay The Stranger is the starting point for this consideration of Schutz's relationship with phenomenology. This relationship is based on Schutz's emphasis on the value of the average as a phenomenological structure. In opposing sociology to philosophy, Gurwitsch takes this value as inferior in comparison with what he sees as cardinal issues of transcendental phenomenology. What Gurwitsch finds incompatible with phenomenological inquiry – the idea and practice of the natural attitude within the social sphere – Schutz turns into the core of his philosophy. The phenomenology of the natural attitude is as essentially philosophical as any reflectively practiced human science. The problem of how everydayness is constituted requires a phenomenological insight that leads the explorer – through reconstructing the meaning in terms of the mundane – straight to the origin.
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Jonathan M. Wender, Carlos Belvedere & Douglas Macbeth (2013). Book Discussion: Hisashi Nasu and Frances Chaput Waksler (Ed.), Interaction and Everyday Life: Phenomenological and Ethnomethodological. Essays in Honor of George Psathas (Lanham Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012). Jonathan Wender: Phenomenological Sociology as an Intellectual Movement; Carlos Belevedere: “On George Psathas and Phenomenological Sociology”; Douglas Macbeth: “Ethnomethodological Explorations”. [REVIEW] Schutzian Research. A Yearbook of Worldly Phenomenology and Qualitative Social Science 5 (2013):121-149.
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