Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation' Hardback
Edited by Mr. Peter Lassman, Irving Velody, Herminio Martins
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 232 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/08/2014
- Category: Social theory
- ISBN: 9781138786219