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The Theory of Social and Economic Organization
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From Max Weber: Essays in sociology
An introduction to the work of the greatest German sociologist and a key figure in the development of present-day sociological thought.
Politics as a Vocation
THIS lecture, which I give at your request, will necessarily disappoint you in a number of ways. You will naturally expect me to take a position on actual problems of the day. But that will be theExpand
Science as a Vocation
… Scientific work is chained to the course of progress; whereas in the realm of art there is no progress in the same sense. It is not true that the work of art of a period that has worked out newExpand
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings
In "The Protestant Ethic", Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work andExpand
Methodology of Social Sciences
Max Weber wrote these methodological essays in the closest intimacy with actual research and against a background of constant and intensive meditation on substantive problems in the theory andExpand
“Objectivity” in Social Science and Social Policy
The fact that the points of view, not only of the contributors but of the editors as well, are not identical even on methodological issues, stands as a guarantee that the Archiv will not fall prey toExpand
General Economic History
In General Economic History Max Weber focuses on the industrial enterprise for the provision of everyday wants, oriented toward profitability by means of rational capital accounting, as theExpand
The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations
Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations - Weber's neglected masterpiece, which first appeared in German in 1897 and was reissued in 1909 - represents a fascinating and rigorous exercise to bringExpand
Economy and society : an outline of interpretive sociology
List of Abbreviations Volume 1 Preface to the 1978 Re-issue Preface Introduction Part One: Conceptual Exposition I. Basic Sociological Terms II. Sociological Categories of Economic Action III. TheExpand