Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation', Hardback Book

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social theory
  • ISBN: 9781138786219

£110.00

 
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