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By K.H. Wolff

This factor of Human experiences is devoted to Alfred Schutz at the twen ty-fifth anniversary of his demise. It is also intended as a fond and admiring salute to 1 of Schutz's most eminent scholars and his highbrow biographer, Helmut R. Wagner, at the get together ofhis 80th birthday. the 1st paper, through Wagner himself, is the 1st of 3 that have been offered on the consultation in honor of Alfred Schutz, which used to be chaired by way of George Psathas, on the annual assembly of the jap Sociological Society on March nine, 1984 in Boston. it really is in keeping with Wagner's intel lectual biography of Schutz, reviewed during this factor via David M. Ras mussen, and indicates how Wagner discovered the most conceptual instruments of this biography in Schutz's personal theoretical paintings. the second one paper, by means of Jonathan B. Imber, provides a clean and far-reaching interpretation of Schutz's "The Well-Informed Citizen," and the 3rd, through David M. Rasmussen, compares Schutz with Habermas, particularly Habermas's latest significant paintings, idea of Communicative motion. The dis cussion of those 3 papers via the current writer attempts to teach that all of them contact, regardless of transformations in concentration and perspec, tive, on a prob lem in Schutz's perception of phenomenology and social technological know-how. In Ingeborg Katharina Helling's essay, the connection among Al fred Schutz and Felix Kaufmann, and hence the interaction among phenomenology and the positivism of the Vienna Circle, is analyzed.

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