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Life-World, Intersubjectivity and Culture

Contemporary Dilemmas

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Edited By Elżbieta Hałas

This volume commemorates Richard H. Grathoff’s (1934–2013) contribution to interpretative sociology. Reconsidering the legacy of social phenomenology, it demonstrates the usefulness of concepts such as life-world, milieu and symbolic transcendence in the studies of sociocultural transformations.
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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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Steven Vaitkus

The Depth Juncture of Symbolic Transcendence Arising from Alfred Schutz and Karl Jaspers, and the Path Towards a Humanistic Self-Education

Introduction

“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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