Herman Schmalenbach on Society and Experience

Herman Schmalenbach

Herman Schmalenbach on Society and Experience
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Herman Schmalenbach

Edited and translated by Günther Lüschen and Gregory P. Stone
288 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1977
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780226738659 Published December 1977
Herman Schmalenbach (1885-1950), a friend of Husserl and a scholarly critic of Tönnies and Weber, carried on the tradition of Georg Simmel and ranks as one of the most important representatives of phenomenological society. However, because of historical and political circumstances, Schmalenbach's writings have received little attention either in his native Germany or abroad. Now Günther Lüschen and Gregory P. Stone have provided the first English translations of some of Schmalenbach's most important works. In their introductory essay to this collection, the editors appraise Schmalenbach as scholar, philosopher, and sociologist.
Introduction by Günther Lüschen and Gregory P. Stone
I. Sociology and Social Forms
Systematic Sociology
Communion—a Sociological Category
Property: Ownership, Coalescence, and Affection
II. Human Experience and Cultural History
On Lonesomeness
Soul—the Emergence of the Concept
III. Phenomenological Analysis
On Human Existence: Reality, Play, and Seriousness
Phenomenology of the Sign
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