Alfred Schütz

Alfred Schutz (/ʃʊts/; born Alfred Schütz, German: [ʃʏts]; 1899–1959) was an Austrian philosopher and social phenomenologist whose work bridged sociological and phenomenological traditions. Schutz is gradually being recognized as one of the 20th century's leading philosophers of social science.[1]:xv He related Edmund Husserl's work to the social sciences, using it to develop the philosophical foundations of Max Weber's sociology, in his major work Phenomenology of the Social World.[2]

Alfred Schütz
Born(1899-04-13)April 13, 1899
DiedMay 20, 1959(1959-05-20) (aged 60)
Nationality
  • Austrian
  • American
Spouse(s)
Ilse Heim
(m. 1926)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
Doctoral advisorHans Kelsen
Influences
Academic work
Discipline
School or traditionPhenomenology
InstitutionsThe New School
Doctoral studentsMaurice Natanson
Notable ideasSocial phenomenology
Influenced