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Title The golden age of phenomenology at the New School for Social Research, 1954-1973 / edited by Lester Embree, Michael D. Barber
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 398 pages) : illustration
Series Series in continental thought ; 50
Series in Continental thought ; 50
Contents PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; PART 1: Teachers; 1: Alfred Schutz -- Schutz and the New School; 2: Dorion Cairns -- Twenty Years at the New School and Before; 3: Werner Marx -- The Centrality of the New School for Werner Marx; 4: Aron Gurwitsch -- Gurwitsch at the New School; 5: J.N. Mohanty -- How I Came to the New School; 6: Thomas M. Seebohm -- Memories; PART 2: Students; 7: Maurice Natanson -- Maurice Natanson and the New School; 8: Thomas Luckmann -- A Circuitous Route to the New School; 9: Helmut Wagner -- Wagner and the New School; 10: Fred Kersten -- The New School
11: Richard M. Zaner -- My Path to the New School12: Lester Embree -- Going to the New School; 13: Jorge García-Gómez -- My Philosophical Journey at the New School; 14: Giuseppina C. Moneta -- The New School for Social Research; 15: Osborne P. Wiggins -- My Years at the New School; 16: William McKenna -- A Brief Account of My Philosophical Inspirations; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX
Summary "This collection focuses on the introduction of phenomenology to the United States by the community of scholars who taught and studied at the New School for Social Research from 1954 through 1973. During those years, Dorion Cairns, Alfred Schutz, and Aron Gurwitsch--all former students of Edmund Husserl--came together in the department of philosophy to establish the first locus of phenomenology scholarship in the country. This founding trio was soon joined by three other prominent scholars in the field: Werner Marx, Thomas M. Seebohm, and J.N. Mohanty. The Husserlian phenomenology that they brought to the New School has subsequently spread through the Anglophone world as the tradition of Continental philosophy. The first part of this volume includes original works by each of these six influential teachers of phenomenology, introduced either by one of their students or, in the case of Seebohm and Mohanty, by the thinkers themselves. The second part comprises contributions from twelve leading scholars of phenomenology who trained at the New School during this period. The result is a powerful document tracing the lineage and development of phenomenology in the North American context, written by members of the first two generations of scholars who shaped the field. Contributors: Michael Barber, Lester Embree, Jorge García-Gómez, Fred Kersten, Thomas M.T. Luckmann, William McKenna, J.N. Mohanty, Giuseppina C. Moneta, Thomas Nenon, George Psathas, Osborne P. Wiggins, Matthew M. Seebohm, and Richard M. Zaner"-- Provided by puboisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)
Phenomenology -- History -- 20th century.
Philosophy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Philosophy, American -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Barber, Michael D., 1949- editor
Embree, Lester, 1938- editor
ISBN 0821422049 (electronic bk.)
0821445510 (electronic bk.)
9780821422045 (electronic bk.)
9780821445518 (electronic bk.)