Alfred Schütz

1899 - 1959

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Alfred Schutz (; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Schütz has received more than 206,933 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alfred Schütz is the 303rd most popular philosopher (up from 332nd in 2019), the 169th most popular biography from Austria (up from 172nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Philosopher.

Alfred Schütz is most famous for his analysis of phenomenology. He is a philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist who is best known for his work in the sociology of knowledge.

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Among philosophers, Alfred Schütz ranks 303 out of 1,089Before him are Alcmaeon of Croton, Giovanni Gentile, Jerome of Prague, J. L. Austin, Ram Mohan Roy, and E. H. Carr. After him are Roscellinus, Paramahansa Yogananda, Nicolai Hartmann, Hilary Putnam, Theano, and Andronicus of Rhodes.

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Among people born in 1899, Alfred Schütz ranks 26Before him are Adnan Menderes, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Charles Laughton, Paul Hermann Müller, and Gloria Swanson. After him are Gustav Heinemann, Cevdet Sunay, George Cukor, Albert Claude, Bertil Ohlin, and Max Theiler. Among people deceased in 1959, Alfred Schütz ranks 20Before him are George Grosz, Shirō Ishii, Adolf Windaus, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Bohuslav Martinů. After him are Edward C. Tolman, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Mike Hawthorn, John Foster Dulles, Mario Lanza, and Ettore Majorana.

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Among people born in Austria, Alfred Schütz ranks 169 out of 1,075Before him are Albert III, Duke of Austria (1349), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Richard Kuhn (1900), Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1558), and Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857). After him are Erich von Stroheim (1885), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1718), Helmut Berger (1944), Maria Antonia of Austria (1669), Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656), and Eric Kandel (1929).


Among philosophers born in Austria, Alfred Schütz ranks 9Before him are Emil Cioran (1911), Martin Buber (1878), Josef Breuer (1842), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Ivan Illich (1926), and Otto Weininger (1880). After him are Otto Neurath (1882), André Gorz (1923), Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757), Jean Améry (1912), Kazimierz Twardowski (1866), and Christian von Ehrenfels (1859).