History of Lifeworld Traditions

  • Woodrow W. Clark II
  • Michael Fast


The old tradition and philosophy of science of Lifeworld and subjectivism are an alternative to the foundations forming the basis of much of the theory developed in business economics and also social science in general. The discussion in this chapter will involve several multidisciplinary fields: ontological and epistemological thoughts, methodological attitudes and implications, as well as consequences and connections between them. The focus is especially on the understanding of the basic discussions and thinking in the tradition, what has been and is being thought of reality, science, the human being, and creation of knowledge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Woodrow W. Clark II
    • 1
  • Michael Fast
    • 2
  1. 1.Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Los Angeles and MalibuCaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Business and ManagementAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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