Founding Meeting 2012

New School for Social Research, NYC

Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th St, New York City, NY

Dorothy Hirshon Dining Suite, Mezzanine Level Room I 205

Program Schutz Circle Meeting (May 22-24, 2012)

Sessions begin on the hour, have 30 minutes of presentation, and a ten-minute break before the next session.

(see also list of participants, presentations and abstracts)

Tuesday, May 22

Wednesday, May 23

Thursday, May 24

10:00 a.m.



9:00 a.m.

Hubert Knoblauch

Alfred Schutz and the Theory of Communicative Action

9:00 a.m.

Thomas S. Eberle

Reclaiming Sense-Connections after Cerebral Hemorrhage

10:30 a.m.

Opening address

Evelyn Schutz Lang

10:00 p.m.

Daniela López

The Oblivion of the Life-World. The Correspondence of Alfred Schutz and Talcott Parsons

10:00 p.m.

Masato Kimura

On tort action and negligence: Action theory from 3.11 onward

11:00 a.m.

Hisashi Nasu

Is Schutzian Sociology Required in These Days?

11:00 p.m.

Joachim Renn / Linda Nell

Actors and Events – Alfred Schutz and the Phenomenological Disclosure of Agency

11:00 p.m.

Hermílio Santos

Action, Relevance and Subjectivity in Experiences with Delinquency

12:00 a.m. Lunch

12:00 a.m. Lunch

12:00 a.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m.


Carlos Belvedere

What is the Phenomenological in Schutzian Phenomenology?

2:00 p.m.

Andreas Göttlich

Imposed Relevance – Sociological Reflections on a Phenomenological Concept

2:00 p.m.

Denisa Butnaru

Crossing Cultures of Knowledge - Alfred Schütz's Heritage and the Contemporary Social Science of the Individual in France

3:00 p.m.

Chung-Chi Yu

Why are Transcendental Phenomenology and Psychological Phenomenology Parallel to Each Other?

3:00 p.m.

Jochen Dreher

Reflections on a Phenomenology of Power

3:00 p.m.

Ken‘ichi Kawano

Taken-for-grantedness and the Social


4:00 p.m.

Gerd Sebald

Conceptualizing Social Memories with Phenomenology

4:00 p.m.

Michael D. Barber

The Cartesian Truth in the Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity


7:00 p.m.

Lester Embree

Keynote: It’s about Time

5:00 p.m.

George Psathas

Schutz's Influence on Garfinkel and American Sociology


8:30 p.m.

Founding Meeting Dinner

Cafe Loup, 105 West 13th Street  between 6th and 7th Avenue, 212-AL5-4746

6:30 p.m.

Business Meeting, Reception

Orosco Room

66 West 12th Street, 7th floor (room 712)



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