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Soziale Praktiken als öffentliche Sinnzusammenhänge

Schmidt, Robert

Phänomenologische Forschungen, Bd. 2017 (2017), Iss. 2: S. 158–171

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Schmidt, Robert


The paper examines the relationship between praxeology and Schutzian phenomenology. It does so by tracing and comparing the conceptualizations of sense and sensemaking in both approaches. In a first step the phenomenological concept of mental and subjective sense and meaning is discerned. Subsequently, different disengagements from this concept within interpretative sociologies are reconstructed. It is argued that those disengagements, which seek to replace the understanding of sense and meaning as private, ,inner’ entities with notions of the ,publicness’ of practical social sensemaking are crucial for advancing a praxeological perspective in social theory.