The participating citizen : a biography of Alfred Schutz / Michael D. Barber
- SUNY series in the philosophy of the social sciences
SUNY series in the philosophy of the social sciences.
- Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-308) and index
"Vienna-born philosopher and social scientist Alfred Schutz (1899-1959) is primarily responsible for applying to the social sciences the resources of phenomenology, the prominent philosophical movement begun by Edmund Husserl in the early twentieth century. Drawing on previously unavailable letters, this biography depicts Schutz's childhood, adolescence, first visit to the United States, struggle to secure asylum for family and friends after the Austrian Anschluss, family and business life, and connections with phenomenologists worldwide, the New School for Social Research, and close friends. As a philosophical biography, it examines the ethical dimensions of his philosophical work, including its resistance to ethical theory, and shows how during the civil rights movement he articulated a standard for assessing democracy in terms of ability to faciliate individual citizen participation."--BOOK JACKET.
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