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Max Weber and His Contemporaries presents an unrivalled tour d'horizon of eu highbrow existence within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries and an overview of the pivotal place inside of it occupied by means of Max Weber. Weber's many pursuits in and contributions to, such diversified fields as epistemology, political sociology, the sociology of faith and monetary background are in comparison with and hooked up to these of his neighbors, scholars and antagonists and likewise of these contemporaries with whom he had neither a private dating nor any type of scholoarly trade. a number of participants additionally discover Weber's attitudes in the direction of crucial political positions of his time (socialism, conservatism and anarchism) and his personal involvement in German politics.

This quantity contributes not just to a greater knowing of 1 of the main eminent sleek thinkers and social scientists, but in addition offers an highbrow biography of a outstanding generation.

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Had he occupied anything other than professorial posts in economics? In Munich, he changed the name of Lujo Brentano's chair into one concerned with social sciences, in an attempt to protect himself from the full range of duties connected with the post. Despite this, both Ministry and Faculty routinely continued to treat the chair as one in economics and Weber did lecture, for good or ill, on 'general economic history'. Until his death, Weber was officially bound to the disciplinary domain that he had entered in 1894 - whatever the label might be that the history of the sciences chose later to hang on his work.

Nevertheless, late nineteenth-century German economics had remained particularly close to the common point of departure for all national 'schools' of economics, namely and in particular moral philosophy and its most important sub-discipline, political science. It is here that the real difference is to be found that divides the Western 'classics' from German economic thought since Adam Muller and Friedrich List - a way of thought that culminated in the 'older' Historical School of Bruno Hildebrand, Wilhelm Roscher and Karl Knies, where it assumed an unmistakable profile when compared with 'Western', 'economistic' and 'cosmopolitan' economics.

1, p. 12. Cf. W. J. Mommsen, 'Max Webers Begriff der Universalgeschichte', in J. ), Max Weber, der Historiker (Gottingen, 1986), p. 64. Cf. W. J. Mommsen, The Age of Bureaucracy: Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber (Oxford, 1974), especially the chapter 'A Liberal in Despair'. E. Fleischmann, 'De Weber a Nietzsche', Archives europeennes de sociologie, vol. 5 (1964), pp. 190-238. F. Tonnies, Der Nietzsche-Kultus. Eine Kritik (Leipzig, 1897). G. Simmel, Schopenhauer und Nietzsche (Leipzig, 1907); idem, Philosophie des Geldes (Leipzig, 1900).

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