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By Alfred Schutz (auth.)

Following the thematic divisions of the 1st 3 volumes of Alfred Schutz's Collected Papers into the matter of Social truth, reviews in Social idea and Phenomenological Philosophy, this fourth quantity comprises drafts of unfinished writings, drafts of released writings, translations of essays formerly released in German, and a few mostly unpublished correspondence. The drafts of released writings include very important fabric passed over from the broadcast types, and the incomplete writings supply very important insights into Schutz's in a different way unpublished rules approximately financial and political thought in addition to the speculation of legislation and the nation. furthermore, a wide team includes Schutz's reflections on difficulties in phenomenological philosophy, together with song, which either complement and upload new dimensions to his released proposal. All jointly, the writings during this quantity conceal Schutz's final 15 years in Europe in addition to manuscripts written after his arrival within the united states in 1939.
Audience: scholars and students of phenomenology, social concept and the human sciences in general.

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6At this point in the typescript the following note appears in parentheses: "(diagram to be inserted}". No such diagram has been found among Schutz's papers, and the published version of this essay does not contain a diagram. 6 Among all these forms of spontaneity that of working is the most important for the constitution of the reality ofthe everyday life-world. According to the above scheme, working is characterized by an underlying project and the intention to realize it. There it is a subcategory of action, namely, action performed by physical movements of my body.

Meaningful spontaneity may be defined, as did Leibniz, as the effort to arrive at other and ever other perceptions. This means in its lower form to extol distinct perceptions and to transform them into apperceptions by an act of active attention. performable only by a change in the tension of consciousness. In its highest form this means modifying the world by working acts that can be performed only in the tension of creative volition. - These brief remarks by no means aim at circumscribing the role of spontaneity in constituting consciousness.

Footnote of Alfred Schutz: "What is commonly called Pragmatism or pragmatic philosophy, save for a few exceptions, does not go back to the constitutional problems of constitutional life, or action and of work. It starts with an analysis of ego agens (the acting I) or the homo/aber (tool-making and tool-using man) as givens. " Realities from Daily Life to Theoretical Contemplation 31 . This even holds for past initial phases of an acting that still continues. This distinction is rooted in the time perspective involved.

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