Schutzian Methodology as a Progressive Research Agenda Commentary on Lester Embree's “Economics in the Context of Alfred Schütz's Theory of Science”
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Schutzian Research 2:153-161 (2010)
This article discusses two central methodological postulates (adequacy and subjective meaning) pertaining to the social sciences brought forward by Alfred Schütz, and as presented by Lester Embree’s ‘Economics in the Context of Alfred Schütz’s Theory of Science’. The relationship between the postulates and the actual practice of economics is discussed. The author shows how Schütz’s writings describe a spectrum of methods that ranges from low abstraction and an attempt to understand individual plans and purposes on the one hand to highly abstract and aggregate modeling on the other. It is argued that the distribution of economic contributions is heavily skewed toward the latter. The second part of the article presents recent work by economists who have resisted this trend, and who have begun to expand our understanding of economic processes by taking seriously the notion of economics as a social science
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Thomas S. Kuhn (1996/2012). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. University of Chicago Press.
Thomas S. Kuhn (1962). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Vol. The University of Chicago Press.
Willard V. O. Quine (1951). Two Dogmas of Empiricism. Philosophical Review 60 (1):20–43.
Adam Smith (1790/2006). The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Dover Publications.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Lester Embree (2009). Economics in the Context of Alfred Schutz's Theory of Science. Schutzian Research 1:165-175.
Lester Embree, Alfred Schutz. International Studies in Philosophy.
Allen Oakley (2000). Alfred Schutz and Economics as a Social Science. Human Studies 23 (3):243-260.
Lester Embree (1997). Positivistic Philosophy and the Actual Approach of Interpretative Social Science: An Ineditum of Alfred Schutz From Spring 1953. [REVIEW] Husserl Studies 14 (2):123-149.
Thomas Eberle (2010). The Phenomenological Life-World Analysis and the Methodology of the Social Sciences. Human Studies 33 (2):123-139.
Virgil Henry Storr (2010). Schütz On Objectivity and Spontaneous Orders. Schutzian Research 2:163-179.
Lester E. Embree (ed.) (1988). Worldly Phenomenology: The Continuing Influence of Alfred Schutz on North American Human Science. Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology.
Maurice Natanson (1966). The Phenomenology of Alfred Schutz. Inquiry 9 (1-4):147 – 155.
Roger Koppl & Mie Augier (2011). Alfred Schutz Interview on Economics and Politics. Schutzian Research 3:15-24.
Lester Embree (2004). A Problem in Schutz's Theory of the Historical Sciences with an Illustration From the Women's Liberation Movement. Human Studies 27 (3):281-306.
Alfred Schutz & Maurice Alexander Natanson (eds.) (1970). Phenomenology and Social Reality. The Hague,Nijhoff.
Chung-Chi Yu (2009). 舒茲的社會理論思想 (The Social Theory of Schutz and Phenomenological Psychology). Schutzian Research 1:177-200.
Lester Embree (2008). Schutz, Seebohm, and Cultural Science. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (5):731 – 744.
Alfred Schutz (1982). Collected Papers. Distributor for the U.S. And Canada Kluwer Boston.
Lester Embree (2008). The Nature and Role of Phenomenological Psychology in Alfred Schutz. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 39 (2):141-150.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads16 ( #190,498 of 1,780,829 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #107,025 of 1,780,829 )
How can I increase my downloads?