Bibliography of Secondary Sources on Alfred Schutz

What follows is an international and multidisciplinary listing of 1,426 secondary sources for the philosopher and social scientist Alfred Schutz (1899-1959). It goes well beyond that developed for literature in English by Thomas Wall in Worldly Phenomenology(1988) both in years covered and language of original publication. It is arranged in chronological-alphabetical order so that something about its changing character and emphases can be gleaned through skimming.
Computer driven and manual databases have been drawn upon. Mr. Holgar Schwaiger of Erlangen University and Mr. Yabe, Kentaro of Waseda University in particular deserve many thanks for their compilations of items from Eastern as well as Western Europe and from Japan, respectively. An appeal over the website of the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology brought in a number of additional items.

Thanks also go to Manuel Martin Algarra, Michael Barber, Daniel Cefai, Peter Elgin, Elizabeth Kassab, Richard Lanigan, Alba Lucia Castelo Branco, Michael McDuffie, Hisashi Nasu, J. Sojka, Ilja Srubar, and Benno Werlen.

If you find items overlooked, or publish new materials, please send an e-mail to: The Alfred Schutz Archive.

(1932-2003) Compiled by John Drabinski and edited by Edward B. Rackley  

(2003-) Compiled by the Alfred Schutz Archive

This list has been transferred from the website of the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (CARP) with its approval in July, 2003.

Bibliography contents:

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Part I: 1932-1959


BORKENAU, F., "Rezension Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," Zeitschrift fur Sozialforschung (1932): Heft 3.

KAUFMANN, F., "Rezension Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," Deutsche Literarische Zeitung (1932): 1712-1716.


KNIGHT, H., "Philosophy in Germany," Philosophy 8, (1933): 95-96.

PLAUT, P., "Rezension von Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," Zeitschrift fur angewandte Psychologie 44, (1933): 450.


GERHARDT, J., "Rezension Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," Jahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik 140, (1934): 614-616.

STEINMETZ, S.R., "Neuere soziologische Literatur," Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv 40, (1934): 4-5.

TONNEAUY, J., "Rezension Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," Revue des sciences philosophiques et theologiques 23 (1934): 300-301.

VOEGELIN, E., "Rezension Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," Zeitschrift fur offentlichen Recht 14, (1934): 668-672.


KAUFMANN, F., Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften (Wien: 1936); modified version: Methodology of the Social Sciences (London: 1944).


BODE, K., Stonier, A., "A New Approach to the Methodology of the Social Sciences," Economica 4, (1937): 406-423.


WIRTH, L., "A Recension of Schutz 1932: Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt," American Sociological Review, 4, (1939): 399-404.


WILLIAMS, R.H., "The Method of Understanding as Applied to the Problem of Suffering," Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 35 (1940): 337-58.


WILLIAMS, R.H., "Scheler's Contribution to the Sociology of Affective Action, with Special Attention to the Problem of Shame," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2 (1942): 348-58.


KAUFMANN, F., Methodology of the Social Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 1944).


SOLOMON, A., "German Sociology," in Twentieth Century Sociology, eds. Gurvitch, G., Moore, W.E., (New York: Philosophical Library, 1945), 586-614.


VON MISES, L., Human Action (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949).


AOYAMA, H., Max Weber no Shakai-riron [MaxWeber's Social Theory], (Tokyo: Iwanami-shoten, 1950) 331pp.


PARSONS, T., The Social System (Glencoe, Il: Free Press, 1951).


GARFINKEL, H., The Perception of the Other: A Study in Social Order, Ph.D. Dissertation (Boston: Harvard University, 1952).

MACHLUP, F., The Economics of Seller's Competition; Model Analysis of Seller's Conduct (Baltimore: 1952).

VOEGELIN, E., The New Science of Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1952).


SHIBUTANI, T., "Reference Groups as Perspectives," American Journal of Sociology, 60 (1955): 562-69.


VOEGELIN, E., Order and History, 3 vols. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U.P., 1956-57).

WOLFF, K.H., "Before and After Sociology," Third World Conference of Sociology, Transactions, 7 (1956):151-60.


NATANSON, M., "History as a Finite Province of Meaning," Convivium, vol. 2 (1957).


NATANSON, M., "Phenomenology: A Viewing," Methodos, vol 10 (1958).

NATANSON, M., "A Study in Philosophy and the Social Sciences," Social Research 25 (Summer 1958): 158-72.

SWEENEY, L., "'Idealis' in the Terminology of Thomas Aquinas," Speculum 33 (October 1958): 497-507.

WAGNER, H.R., "Toward a Theory of Experience," Bucknell Review, 7, 3 (1958).


BRECHT, A., Political Theory (Princeton: Princeton U.P., 1959).

CONRAD-MARTIUS, H., "Die transzendentale und die ontologische Phanomenologie," in van Breda-Taminiaux, Edmund Husserl 1859-1959 (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1959), 175-189.

FARBER, M., Naturalism and Subjectivism (Springfield: C.C. Thomas, 1959).

GURWITSCH, A., "Alfred Schutz," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 20 (1959):141-143.

JONAS, H., "Alfred Schutz 1899-1959," Social Research 26 (1959): 471-474.

NATANSON, M., "Death and Situation," American Imago, vol 16., 1959.

NATANSON, M., "Phenomenology and Existentialism. Husserl and Sartre on Intentionality," Modern Schoolman 37 (November 1959): 1-10.

NEISSER, H.P., "The Phenomenological Approach in the Social Sciences," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 20 (1959): 198-212.

WAGNER, H.R., "Loyalty and Commitment in a Totalitarian Party," Social Research. 26, 3 (1959): 272-82.

WOLFF, K.H, "Sociology and History: Theory and Practice," American Journal of Sociology, 65 (1959): 32-38.

WOLFF, K.H., "The Sociology of Knowledge and Sociological Theory," in Symposium on Sociological Theory, ed. Gross, L. ( Evanston: Roe, Peterson, 1959), 567-602.


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