Webers Wertfreiheit und Verpflichtungen der Soziolog/inn/en

  title={Webers Wertfreiheit und Verpflichtungen der Soziolog/inn/en},
  author={Clemens Sedmak},
The article explores Weber's concept of value freedom and calls for a revision of the standard ways to reconstruct Weber's famous principle(s). Four methodological principles of value freedom in connection with empirical social sciences are pointed out on the basis of Weber's writings. In this way, Weber gave a methodological foundation to sociology. He also believed that this commitment would protect science from being misused by ideologies and politics. The authors argue that scientific… CONTINUE READING