Max Weber

Critical Assessments 1


Author: Peter Hamilton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415070942

Category: Sociology

Page: 400

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Nietzsche and Early German and Austrian Sociology


Author: Franz zu Solms-Laubach

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110911485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 2133

While Nietzsche’s influence on philosophy, literature and art is beyond dispute, his influence on sociology is often called into question. A close textual analysis of Nietzsche’s works and those of important sociologists – Max and Alfred Weber, Ferdinand Tönnies, Rosa Mayreder – provides the first comprehensive account of their study and use of Nietzsche’s writings. Above all, Nietzsche’s critique of modernity, morality and culture are shown to have had a decisive influence on the development of sociology and the work of its leading thinkers at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

The Protestant Ethic and the "spirit" of Capitalism and Other Writings


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140439212

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 1916

In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties. Based on the original 1905 edition, this volume includes, along with Weber's treatise, an illuminating introduction, a wealth of explanatory notes, and exemplary responses and remarks-both from Weber and his critics-sparked by publication of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This is the first English translation of the 1905 German text and the first volume to include Weber's unexpurgated responses to his critics, which reveal important developments in and clarifications of Weber's argument.

Revisiting Max Weber's Ethic of Responsibility


Author: Etienne de Villiers

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161558162

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 5816

To what extent could Max Weber's ethic of responsibility serve as a model for us today? An adequate answer to this question could only be given on the basis of a satisfactory interpretation and thorough assessment of his ethic of responsibility. In this monograph Etienne de Villiers sets himself the task of doing just that. He establishes that, in spite of serious shortcomings, Weber's ethic points to the contemporary need for an ethic of responsibility as a second-level normative ethical approach that would address the undermining effect of modernisation on ethical living. Such a contemporary ethic of responsibility would provide guidelines on how ethical living could be responsibly enhanced in our time. The author also presents a brief proposal on how a contemporary ethic of responsibility might be designed.

Sociological Theory and Criminological Research

Views from Europe and the United States


Author: Mathieu Deflem

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762313226

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 564

Annotation. This volume highlights the value of sociological theorizing in various strands of criminological research and reveals the breadth and depth of criminological sociology in its explicit and informed reliance on insights from sociological theory. It offers a range of perspectives, and theories of criminal behavior and perspectives of social control.

Max Weber-studienausgabe

Die Protestantische Ethik Und Der Geist Des Kapitalismus/Die Protestantischen Sekten Und Der Geist Des Kapitalismus. Schriften 1904-1920


Author: Wolfgang Schluchter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783161556821


Page: 320

View: 7065

English summary: In 1920 Max Weber began to publish his "Collected Essays on the Sociology of Religion." In his "Preliminary Remarks" he declared as the collection's aim to identify the distinctiveness of Western - especially modern Western - rationalism and to explain its rise. These "Preliminary Remarks" were followed by reworked essays on ascetic Protestantism, which had originally appeared between 1904 and 1906. While he practically rewrote the essay on the sects of 1906, he stayed close to the original of his famous 1904/05 study "The Protestant Ethic and the 'Spirit' of Capitalism," although he made many amendments for its renewed publication. In this edition, these amendments are easily identified by their different typeface. Together with essays taken over from MWG I/9, for the first time this book provides all the essays on the cultural significance of ascetic Protestantism written by Max Weber in the period from 1904 to 1920 German description: Im Jahr 1920 begann Max Weber, seine Gesammelten Aufsatze zur Religionssoziologie zu veroffentlichen. Er leitete sie mit einer "Vorbemerkung" ein und liess dann seine uberarbeiteten Aufsatze uber den asketischen Protestantismus folgen, die ursprunglich in den Jahren 1904 bis 1906 erschienen waren. Wahrend er den Sektenaufsatz von 1906 von Grund auf umschrieb, hielt er an dem Text "Die protestantische Ethik und der 'Geist' des Kapitalismus" von 1904/05 fest, veranderte ihn aber an vielen Stellen. In der Studienausgabe werden diese Texte aus MWG I/18 ubernommen und um Texte aus MWG I/9 erganzt. So findet der Leser hier zum ersten Mal alle Weber-Texte zur Kulturbedeutung des asketischen Protestantismus in einem Band versammelt.

Max Weber in America


Author: Lawrence A. Scaff

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400836719

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9907

Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal role in shaping his ideas, yet until now virtually our only source of information about the trip was Marianne Weber's faithful but not always reliable 1926 biography of her husband.Max Weber in America carefully reconstructs this important episode in Weber's career, and shows how the subsequent critical reception of Weber's work was as American a story as the trip itself. Lawrence Scaff provides new details about Weber's visit to the United States--what he did, what he saw, whom he met and why, and how these experiences profoundly influenced Weber's thought on immigration, capitalism, science and culture, Romanticism, race, diversity, Protestantism, and modernity. Scaff traces Weber's impact on the development of the social sciences in the United States following his death in 1920, examining how Weber's ideas were interpreted, translated, and disseminated by American scholars such as Talcott Parsons and Frank Knight, and how the Weberian canon, codified in America, was reintroduced into Europe after World War II. A landmark work by a leading Weber scholar, Max Weber in America will fundamentally transform our understanding of this influential thinker and his place in the history of sociology and the social sciences.

The Sociology of Religion


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807042052

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8204

Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler

Die Protestantische Ethik


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981181100


Page: 512

View: 6461

Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist einer von Webers international wichtigsten Beitr�gen zur Soziologie und gilt als grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht Weber zufolge ein enger Zusammenhang.Max Weber (1864-1920) gilt als Klassiker der Soziologie und der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Er nahm mit seinen Theorien und Begriffsdefinitionen gro�en Einfluss auf die sogenannten Speziellen Soziologien, insbesondere auf die Wirtschafts-, die Herrschafts- und die Religionssoziologie.Zu seinen bekanntesten, noch heute gelesenen Werken geh�ren der Aufsatz Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus sowie die Vortr�ge Wissenschaft als Beruf und Politik als Beruf.

Social Research


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

View: 3969

Includes section "Book reviews and notes."

In Praise of Asclepius

Aelius Aristides, Selected Prose Hymns


Author: Donald A. Russell,Heinz-Gunther Nesselrath,Michael Trapp

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161536595


Page: 164

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In the middle decades of the second century AD the acclaimed orator Aelius Aristides wrote a number of prose hymns to traditional Greek gods and thereby demonstrated that the cults of these gods had not yet become obsolete and were more than just a topic of backward-looking paideia. This volume presents four of these texts, specifically those that focus on the god of healing, Asclepius, together with a new edition of the Greek text, a new English translation with commentary, and a number of essays shedding additional light on these texts from various perspectives. All in all, the volume wants to show how in these texts of Aristides the author's rhetorical skills, his outlook on the world and his personal religiosity come together to form a remarkable whole.

Individuals, Institutions, and Markets


Author: C. Mantzavinos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521548335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2647

This book shows how the institutional framework of a society emerges and how markets within institutions work.

Max Weber's Sociology of Religion

Its Method and Content in the Light of the Concept of Rationality


Author: M. M. W. Lemmen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 254

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International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences


Author: David L. Sills

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780028957807

Category: Social Science

Page: 1671

View: 353

Provides entries for terms, phrases, people, and other aspects of the social sciences, and includes quotations from individuals in various fields

Culture Matters

How Values Shape Human Progress


Author: Lawrence E. Harrison,Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 1704

Probing the difficult questions of why some modern industrialized nations are more successful than others at providing basic freedoms and a decent standard of living to their people, the author looks to the cultural values underpinning societies, arguing that they are the key to understanding the success or failure of the "developed" nation.

The spirit of capitalism

the Max Weber thesis in an economic historical perspective


Author: Hisao Ōtsuka

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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Sex & Character


Author: Otto Weininger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Character

Page: 356

View: 2378

How to Travel with a Salmon

And Other Essays


Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547540436

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 963

“Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly). A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind. From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Eco entertains with his clever reflections and with his unique persona.” —Kirkus Reviews Translated from the Italian by William Weaver