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Surrender and Catch

Experience and Inquiry Today

  • Kurt H. Wolff

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Surrender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. There Is a Beginning

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        Pages 3-6
    3. An Introduction to Surrender-and-Catch

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    4. Surrenders-To

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    5. From Surrender-To to Surrender

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  3. Trying with Others

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 394-410

About this book

Introduction

Su"ender and catch: give so you can receive, where the giving is your whole self, in a total experience. This is scarcely new on the American scene, and it is ancient knowledge, East and West. The fears of total surrender, the fears of self-revelation and of total abandon, although genuine, are likewise not new. Yet Kurt H. Wolff does attempt something new here, an epistemologi­ cal essay with the help of this old idea: his subtitle is 'experience and inquiry today'. He tries to formulate an integrated view which incorporates in the theory of total experience not only the accepted component- esthetics, religion, the recent American experience - but also a metaphysics, a phenomenology, a theory of perception, a social philosophy and a methodology of the social sciences, even a philosophy of history and psychopathology. Phenomenology (especially Alfred Schutz), the critical Frankfurt school (especially Adorno and Marcuse), sociology (especially Georg Simmel), and existentialism (especially Camus) are tied in together. It all looks topsy-turvy at first. We have here scraps of a diary, fragments of correspondence, a stray adolescent love letter, notes on notes on field work, and notes and comments on tutorial seminars plus long excerpts from students' essays, a stray paper in a learned journal summarizing the core of the book, comments piled on comments and a web of self-references, literary criticisms, and pieces of poetry, plus a rich scholarly apparatus.

Keywords

15th century Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel body corpus crisis experience phenomenology publishing reason sociology time

Authors and affiliations

  • Kurt H. Wolff
    • 1
  1. 1.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1526-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0765-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1526-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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