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Human Studies

A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences

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18-10-2018 | Theoretical/Philosophical Paper

Translating Plessner’s Levels

We recount the process by which Plessner’s Levels was rendered into English, noting special difficulties of the task. We then discuss particular words and word groupings, the adequate translation of which required special care. Finally, we …

18-10-2018 | Theoretical / Philosophical Paper Open Access

Reduction and the Question of Beginnings in Husserl, Fink and Patočka

The article is an attempt to define reduction as the beginning of philosophy. The author considers such questions as: What motivates a phenomenologist to do reduction? Can one speak of philosophy before reduction? What is the essence of reduction?

20-09-2018 | Theoretical / Philosophical Paper

Calvinist Predestination and the Spirit of Capitalism: The Religious Argument of the Weber Thesis Reexamined

The paper reconsiders the Weber Thesis of a linkage between Calvinism and capitalism. It first restates this sociological Thesis in terms of the Calvinist doctrine of predestination as its theological core and premise in virtue of being treated as …

20-08-2018 | Book Review

Andrew Fiala: The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, New York, NY, 2015, 264 pp + index, $171.00 hc

20-08-2018 | Empirical Study/Analysis

On Thick Records and Complex Artworks: A Study of Record-Keeping Practices at the Museum

In 1967 Garfinkel and Bittner were investigating good organizational reasons for bad clinic records, demonstrating how the reading of such records as sociological data should be reported to the understanding of their production’s practical …

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Human Studies is a quarterly journal dedicated primarily to advancing the dialogue between philosophy and the human sciences. Coverage addresses the logic of inquiry, methodology, epistemology and foundational issues in the human sciences exemplified by original empirical, theoretical and philosophical investigations. Phenomenological perspectives, broadly defined, are a primary focus.

The journal benefits scholars in a variety of fields who seek a forum addressing these issues, in order to bridge the gap between philosophy and the human sciences.

The wide-ranging coverage includes contributions from sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, semiotics, communication studies, ethnomethodology, political science, and philosophy.

Human Studies is the official journal of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences.

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