The Resource The limits of rationality: an essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber, [by] Rogers Brubaker

The limits of rationality: an essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber, [by] Rogers Brubaker

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The limits of rationality: an essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber
Title
The limits of rationality: an essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber
Statement of responsibility
[by] Rogers Brubaker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, Rogers Brubaker explores the intimate ans ambiguous interplay between Max Weber's empirical work and his moral vision, between his historical and sociological analysis of the "specific and peculiar rationalism" of modern Western civilization and his deeply ambivalent moral response to that rationalism. Weber's ideas about rationality are central to his sociological work, and they are central to his moral perspective. But these ideas are neither easily accessible nor easily understandable, in part because Weber never systematized them, in part because his work is usually encountered piecemeal and seldom studied in its entirety. Brubaker reconstructs Weber's rich but fragmented discussion of rationalism and rationalization in a systematic fashion, thereby illuminating his empirical and moral diagnosis of modernity--a diagnosis that remains unsurpassed in pathos and analytical power
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UkLiU
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1956-
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Brubaker, Rogers
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM22.G3
LC item number
W42367 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Controversies in sociology, 16
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  • Weber, Max
  • Weber, Max
  • Weber, Max
  • Sociology
  • Rationalism
  • Rationalism
Label
The limits of rationality: an essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber, [by] Rogers Brubaker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-117) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The specific and peculiar rationalism of modern western civilization ; Capitalism and calculability -- Legal formalism -- Bureaucratic administration -- Asceticism and the ethic of vocation -- Unifying themes : knowledge, impersonality, control -- Formal and substantive rationality -- The idea of a rational society -- Part 2. The nature and limits of rational action ; Rational and non-rational action -- 'Wertrational' and 'Zweckrational' action -- Subjective and objective rationality -- The limits of objective rationality -- Part 3. The ethical irrationality of the world ; The clash of value-orientations -- The clash of value spheres -- Value conflict and Weber's diagnosis of modernity -- Part 4. Weber's moral vision ; The ethic of personality : from philosophical anthropology to moral philosophy -- The limits of moral rationality -- Moral choice in the modern world -- Weber's moral temperament
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 119 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The limits of rationality: an essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber, [by] Rogers Brubaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-117) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The specific and peculiar rationalism of modern western civilization ; Capitalism and calculability -- Legal formalism -- Bureaucratic administration -- Asceticism and the ethic of vocation -- Unifying themes : knowledge, impersonality, control -- Formal and substantive rationality -- The idea of a rational society -- Part 2. The nature and limits of rational action ; Rational and non-rational action -- 'Wertrational' and 'Zweckrational' action -- Subjective and objective rationality -- The limits of objective rationality -- Part 3. The ethical irrationality of the world ; The clash of value-orientations -- The clash of value spheres -- Value conflict and Weber's diagnosis of modernity -- Part 4. Weber's moral vision ; The ethic of personality : from philosophical anthropology to moral philosophy -- The limits of moral rationality -- Moral choice in the modern world -- Weber's moral temperament
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 119 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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