Maurice Alexander Natanson (1924–1996) was an American philosopher “who helped introduce the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl in the United States” He was a student of Alfred Schutz at the New School for Social Research and helped popularize Schutz’ work from the 1960s onward.
During his career he taught at the University of Houston, the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, the University of North Carolina, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Yale University. He was a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and University of California, Berkeley.
A captivating speaker, Natanson delivered the inaugural Alfred Schutz Memorial Lecture, “Alfred Schutz: Philosopher and Social Scientist”(1995) and the Aron Gurwitsch Memorial Lecture “Illusion and Irreality” (1983) at the annual meetings of the Society for Phenomenology & the Human Sciences in 1995.
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