-MAX WEBER (1864 - 1920)

"After Nietzsche's devastating criticism of those 'last men' who 'invented happiness,' I may leave aside altogether the naïve optimism in which science - that is, the technique of mastering life which rests upon science - has been celebrated as the way to happiness.  Who believes in this? - aside from a few big children in university chairs or editorial offices."  ()





  • Anthologies:

    • Complete Writings on Academic and Political Vocations.  Ed. John Dreijmanis and Gordon C. Wells.  Algora, 2008.

    • The Vocation Lectures: Science As a Vocation, Politics As a Vocation.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004.

    • Political Writings.  Ed. Peter Lassman and Ronald Speirs.  Cambridge: CUP, 1994.

    • Sociological Writings.  Ed. Wolf Heydebrand.  London: Continuum, 1994.

    • Selections in Translation.  Ed. W. C. Runciman.  Trans. Eric Matthews. 

    • Max Weber on Law in Economy and Society.  Ed. and trans. Max Rheinstein.  Trans. Edward A. Schils.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1954. 

    • Essays in Sociology.  Ed. H. H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills.  London: Kegan Paul, 1946.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • The Sociology of Religion.  Trans. Ephraim Fischoff.  Boston: Beacon, 1963.

    • The Methodology of the Social Sciences.  Trans. and ed. Edward A. Shils and Henry A. Finch.  New York: Free Press, 1949.

    • 1925.

      • Economy and Society: an Outline of Interpretive Sociology.  3 Vols.   Trans. Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1968.

    • 1923.

      • General Economic History.  Trans. Frank H. Knight.  London: Allen and Unwin, 1950.

    • 1922.

      • The Theory of Social and Economic Organisations.  Trans. A. M. Henderson and Talcott Parsons.  Oxford: OUP, 1947.

    • "Politik als Beruf."  Speech, University of Munich, 1917.

      • "Politics as a Vocation." 

    • "Wissenschaft als Beruf."  Speech, University of Munich, 1917.

      • “Science as a Vocation.”  Max Weber’s Science as a Vocation.  Ed. I. Velody and P. Lassman.  London: Allen and Unwin, 1990.

    • 1905.

      • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.  Trans. Talcott Parsons.  New York: Scribner's. 1930.




  • Anthologies:


  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Bauman, Zygmunt.  "Understanding as the Work of History: Max Weber."  Hermeneutics and Social Science: Approaches to Understanding.  London: Hutchinson, 1978.  69-78.
    • Hamilton, Peter.  "Max Weber."  Knowledge and Social Structure: an Introduction to the Classical Argument in the Sociology of Knowledge.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974.  88-102.
    • Rourke, Brian R.  "Max Weber (1864 - 1920)."  Twentieth-Century European Cultural Theorists.  2nd Series.  Vol. 296 of Dictionary of Literary Biography.  Ed. Paul Hansom.  Detroit: Gale, 2004.  345-356.




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