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Max Weber Und Die Krise Der Wissenschaft: Eine Debatte in Weimar Richard Pohle

Max Weber Und Die Krise Der Wissenschaft: Eine Debatte in Weimar

Richard Pohle

Published August 15th 2009
ISBN : 9783525358221
Paperback
160 pages
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Max Webers speech on Science as a Vocation, presented in 1917 to students in Munich, Germany, is considered one of the outstanding presentations of the 20th Century. With his plea for the necessary self-restraint in the service of science and forMoreMax Webers speech on Science as a Vocation, presented in 1917 to students in Munich, Germany, is considered one of the outstanding presentations of the 20th Century. With his plea for the necessary self-restraint in the service of science and for intellectual honesty, he not only provided a rhetorically brilliant example of self-reflection, but also destroyed all hopes placed in him for leadership and ideology. Following its publication in 1919, this paper caused a storm of reaction and became the focus of a lively, highly-regarded professional debate on the crisis within science, initially centered around Stefan George, but soon encroaching on other aspects of cultural and historical science. The debate bundles the experiences of crisis of the 20s and 30s, as well as the diffused uneasiness with which science and the modern age was viewed. Why did Webers presentation become the focus of discussion? What critiques and counter critiques did it spark? Richard Pohle answers these questions, tracing the contemporary debate, and clarifies why this is an excellent testimony of the struggle of cultural modernity. German text.