Lester Embree was William F. Dietrich Eminent Scholar in Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University. He was a founder and, later, president of the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and is the author of five books, most recently Schutzian Theory of the Cultural Sciences, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He died in 2017.
These original essays focus on the introduction of phenomenology to the United States by the community of scholars who taught and studied at the New School for Social Research in New York City between 1954 and 1973. The collection powerfully traces the lineage and development of phenomenology in the North American context.