Steven Vaitkus: The Depth Juncture of Symbolic Transcendence Arising from Alfred Schutz and Karl Jaspers, and the Path Towards a Humanistic Self-Education
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The Depth Juncture of Symbolic Transcendence Arising from Alfred Schutz and Karl Jaspers, and the Path Towards a Humanistic Self-Education
“Symbolic transcendence” might first strike one as a highly philosophical or lofty, abstract and opaque, term with little relevance for the concrete social sciences. Yet, Alfred Schutz and Karl Jaspers both employed a theory of symbols as related to transcendence to come to terms with such cultural worlds as myth, art, poetry, religion and the like. In general, it is maintained in the following that a theory of “symbolic transcendence” is important for any theory or concrete analysis of culture, and the social world.
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