A Critique of Max Weber's Philosophy of History

@article{Kolko1959ACO,
  title={A Critique of Max Weber's Philosophy of History},
  author={Gabriel Kolko},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1959},
  volume={70},
  pages={21 - 36}
}
  • G. Kolko
  • Published 1 October 1959
  • Economics
  • Ethics
M AX WEBER, it is generally assumed, was no determinist when evaluating the meaning of history. "Meaning" was a historically conditioned viewpoint imposed by man on reality in the process of realizing his purposes, and Weber did not deem it his function to pass on the value of alternative theories of history or to propose a new one. Weber's reputation, therefore, has generally been that of a liberal and a believer in pluralist causality in history.1 This reputation, it is my thesis, has been… 
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