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Max Weber's 'Science As a Vocation'

Max Weber's 'Science As a Vocation'

by Herminio MartinsIrving Velody and Peter Lassman
Paperback
Publication Date: 21/12/2015
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Max Weber's lecture 'Science as a Vocation' is a classic of social thought, in which central questions are posed about the nature of social and political thought and action. The lecture has often taken to be a summation of Weber's thought. It can also be argued that, together with the responses of its admirers and critics, it provides a focus for discussion of the nature of modernity and its political consequences, and of the philosophical and political implications of the social or human sciences. This volume provides a full, clear, revised translation of the lecture, together with translations from the German of key contributions to the lively debate that followed its publication. The book concludes with a substantial essay on the current significance of the lecture, which discusses its relevance to the debates about the nature of science as a cultural phenomenon; the disjunction between science and nature; Weber's conception of the disenchantment of the world; the division of scientific labour; and the fundamental nature and place of sociology.

ISBN:
9781138980600
9781138980600
Category:
Social theory
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
21-12-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
234.95x158.75mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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