Alfred Schutz’s conception of relevance and its significances for the social sciences

Journal title SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE
Author/s Hisashi Nasu
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/124 Language English
Pages 20 P. 17-36 File size 204 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2021-124002
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The conception of relevance has come to be increasingly under discussion in various scientific fields under the recent social-cultural-historical conditions of the globalization, digitalization, and liquidation of society. In my opinion, many of these various discussions are, explicitly or implicitly, founded on Alfred Schutz’s ideas about relevance. This essay aims to clarify his sociological conception of relevance founded on phenomenological investigations by inquiries into what he said about the concept and problem of relevance through a comparison between Schutz’s ideas on how to deal with the «incomprehensiveness» of the «totality» of the world with M. Weber’s and F. von Hayek’s with reference to Schutz’s ideas as to how human experience proceeds

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Hisashi Nasu, Alfred Schutz’s conception of relevance and its significances for the social sciences in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 124/2021, pp 17-36, DOI: 10.3280/SR2021-124002