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)
  • Austrian
  • American
Ilse Heim
(m. 1926)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
Doctoral advisorHans Kelsen
Academic work
School or traditionPhenomenology
InstitutionsThe New School
Doctoral studentsMaurice Natanson
Notable ideasSocial phenomenology