Richard Grathoff

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Richard Helmut Grathoff (born August 30, 1934 in Unna , Westphalia ; † November 10, 2013 in Oerlinghausen , Lippe ) was a German phenomenologist and professor of sociology at Bielefeld University .


Grathoff received his PhD from the New School for Social Research , New York in 1969 after studying under Aron Gurwitsch, Thomas Luckmann and Peter L. Berger . Influenced by Charles Peirce , Edmund Husserl , Albert Salomon and Alfred Schütz . His research includes, among other things, studies in milieu and living environment . He lived in Oerlinghausen from 1978 until his death in 2013.

Fonts (selection)

  • Milieu and living environment. Introduction to phenomenological sociology and social phenomenological research . Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, ​​1995 ISBN 3-518-28745-1
  • Sociality and intersubjectivity: phenomenological perspectives of the social sciences around Aron Gurwitsch and Alfred Schütz . Munich, Fink, 1983. 410 pp. ISBN 3-7705-2187-0
  • Work edition by Alfred Schütz . Edited by Richard Grathoff. Konstanz, UVK-Verl.-Ges ISBN 3-89669-738-2
  • Philosophers in exile: the correspondence of Alfred Schutz and Aron Gurwitsch, 1939 - 1959 / ed. By Richard Grathoff . Bloomington [u. a.]: Indiana Univ. Press, 1989 ISBN 0-253-32627-3
  • Alfred Schütz and the idea of ​​everyday life in the social sciences . Edited by Walter M. Sprondel and Richard Grathoff (= Konstanz Colloquia on Social Science Theory, II). Stuttgart (Enke Verlag) 1979.

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