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Schutzian Research

Volume 8, 2016

Benita Luckmann
Pages 17-35
DOI: 10.5840/schutz201683

Alfred Schutz and Aron Gurwitsch at the New School for Social Research

This never published paper by Benita Luckmann describes the ori­gins and uniqueness of the New School for Social Research. It portrays Alfred Schutz’s arrival in the United States, his reasons for working at the New School, his exchange with Talcott Parsons, the debate over his presentation of the Stranger in the General Seminar, and his many efforts to recruit Aron Gurwitsch to the New School. It also provides an account of Gurwitsch’s experience of life in exile, his friendship with Schutz, and his time at the New School after Schutz’s death.