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Max Weber: An Intellectual Biography Fritz K Ringer

Max Weber: An Intellectual Biography

Fritz K Ringer

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780226720067
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319 pages
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Max Weber was one of the mostainfluential and creative intellectual forces of the twentieth century. In his methodology of the social sciences, he both exposed the flaws and solidified theafoundations of theaGerman historical tradition. ThroughoutMoreMax Weber was one of the mostainfluential and creative intellectual forces of the twentieth century. In his methodology of the social sciences, he both exposed the flaws and solidified theafoundations of theaGerman historical tradition. Throughout his life, he saw bureaucracy as a serious obstacle to cultural vitality but as an inescapable part of organizational rationality. And in his most famous essay, on the Protestant ethic, he uncovered the psychological underpinnings of capitalism and modern occupational life.Thisasearching work offers the first comprehensive introduction to Webers thought for students and newcomers. Fritz Ringeralocates Weber inahis historical context, relating his ideas to the controversies and politics of his day. Ringer alsoaconsiders theaimportance ofaWeber to contemporary life, discussing his insights into the limits of scholarly research and the future of Western capitalist societies. Weber, Ringer reminds us, believed in democracy, liberalism, and fundamental human rights-ahis ethic of responsibility remains as vital toaour historical moment as it was to his own.A concise and incisive look at the man and personality behind the thought, Max Weber is a masterful outing in intellectual biography and social theory.