Schutz’s Theory of Relevance: A Phenomenological Critique

  • Authors
  • Ronald R. Cox

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Ronald R. Cox
    Pages 1-32
  3. Ronald R. Cox
    Pages 33-71
  4. Ronald R. Cox
    Pages 72-115
  5. Ronald R. Cox
    Pages 116-165
  6. Ronald R. Cox
    Pages 166-203
  7. Ronald R. Cox
    Pages 204-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book


The following is neither exclusively the study of a philosopher nor a problem, and yet is both as well. Alfred Schutz is now recogniz­ ed to have been a profoundly insightful philosopher who explor­ ed the nature of social reality and the social sciences. His works are exercising a great influence in a wide range of problems and disciplines, the latter including the social sciences themselves. All of this is testimony to the sagacity and penetrating character of his analyses as well as the fruitfulness and soundness of his con­ cepts. Philosophy proceeds, however, by not merely accepting the work of great philosophers, but by engaging them in critical philosophic dialogue. It is time for this interchange to begin with respect to Schutz's work. To some extent, then, this work is di­ rected to that task. It does not undertake a systematic treat­ ment of the whole of Schutz's philosophy, for much more work in many aspects of his thought is yet to be done before such a pro­ ject can reasonably be undertaken. Yet, the issue of concern in this study is, I now believe, the philosophic center of the whole of Schutz's work.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9697-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9695-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1350
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