The Schutzian Theory of the Cultural Sciences

  • Lester Embree

Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theories of Science in the Writings of Alfred Schutz

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Lester Embree
      Pages 15-24
    3. Lester Embree
      Pages 25-31
    4. Lester Embree
      Pages 33-40
    5. Lester Embree
      Pages 41-48
  3. Theories of Science in the Manner of Schutz

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Lester Embree
      Pages 59-65
    3. Lester Embree
      Pages 77-87
    4. Lester Embree
      Pages 89-97
  4. Complementary Philosophical Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Lester Embree
      Pages 109-121
    3. Lester Embree
      Pages 123-130
    4. Lester Embree
      Pages 131-143
    5. Lester Embree
      Pages 145-158
    6. Lester Embree
      Pages 159-170
    7. Lester Embree
      Pages 171-188
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-211

About this book


This work is devoted to developing as well as expounding the theory of the cultural sciences of the philosopher Alfred Schutz (1899-1959). Drawing on all of Schutz’s seven volumes in English, the book shows how his philosophical theory consists of the reflective clarifications of the disciplinary definitions, basic concepts, and distinctive methods of particular cultural sciences as well as their species and genus. The book first expounds Schutz’s own theories of economics, jurisprudence, political science, sociology, and psychology. It then extends his approach to other disciplines, offering new theories of archaeology, ethnology, and psychotherapy in his spirit in order to stimulate the development of Schutzian theories in these and other disciplines. The second part of the book contains complementary philosophical chapters devoted to culture, groups, ideal types, interdisciplinarity, meaning, relevance, social tension, and verification.


Alfred Schutz and Archaeology Cultural and Historical Sciences Culture In Non-Humans Edmund Husserl and Phenomenology Multidisciplinary Tradition Naturalistic Sciences Phenomenological Tradition Phenomenology and Science Theory Philosophy of Science Sciences and Economics Social and Political Sciences

Authors and affiliations

  • Lester Embree
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13652-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13653-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1915
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